Taos, New Mexico is an excellent headquarters for the fly fisher who is vacationing with the family. You can fish all day confidant that the rest of the crew will have an interesting day. Taos is a town with endless things to see and do; there's Taos Pueblo, shops, galleries, museums, the Gorge Bridge, horseback riding, rafting, and hiking. After the day is done, relax over a spicy New Mexican dish in one of Taos' fine restaurants while you tell the family about your big fish.
The Rio Grande has over 50 miles of pristine trout water that runs thought a gorgeous and lightly fished canyon. The lower river however, can be easily accessed by vehicle. The middle and upper sections are reached by trail and boast large populations of wild browns and rainbows. The upper part of the Rio Grande can be a world class fishery, but due to the harshness of the area it is reserved for the skilled and fit fly fisher.
The ConejosÂ is a beautiful river in southern Coloradoâ€”just 40 minutes from Chama and an hourÂ from Taos. We have access to severalÂ miles of private water that is reminiscent of a classic eastern dry fly stream like the Beaverkill--where clear water spreads over wide riffles and glides. The sight fishing for 13-20 inch rainbows and browns can be exceptional--especially during the green drake and stoneflies hatches of early summer.