Superior Fly Fishing Without the Crowds

Check out this video promo I did with Solitary Angler guide Tom Martin  for a pilot we’re appearing in, produced by my friends at Catch Air Films.


A Deeper Line
, a project currently in development from our good friends at Catch Air Films. More to come!

“Superior Fly Fishing Without the Crowds” in NM, CO & WY


Since 1983 Van Beacham, owner of the Solitary Angler,  and his staff have been guiding anglers in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming to some of the least known, top secret waters anywhere. Over the years some of the places we used to guide have become more popular and overfished, spoiling the solitude and lessening the angling experience. As the fishing pressure increases, those unspoiled places with almost virgin trout that used to be so plentiful just a few years ago are disappearing.

The Solitary Angler has always been ahead of the curve, seeking out new and undiscovered fisheries, both public and private, so that our customers always have the opportunity to experience “superior fly fishing without the crowds”.

From high mountain lakes and streams to wild river canyons and sprawling private ranches, the Solitary Angler has a variety of year-round angling opportunities to suit any angler’s needs, always without the crowds.

On our web pages you will find useful information about many of our waters and you can call us any time to get up-to-the-minute information. However, in order to protect the majority of our best fisheries, we don’t mention them here.

Currently, we have several new fantastic fisheries to offer our customers. Just contact us at info@thesolitaryangler.com , or call us and we’ll match you up with just the right place for the ultimate angling experience.



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Pescador Solitario – New Explorations

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Pescador Solitario is sort of a “sister company” of the Solitary Angler owned and operated by my good friend, associate and partner in crime (fishing for a living is a crime), Mark Cowan of Taos, NM. Mark is the most … Continue reading

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The Solitary Angler Fishing Report/Forecast

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by Van Beacham New Location We have moved to a new location and teamed up with the Boot Doctors Paragon. They have a complete fly shop, outdoor apparel and gear and they book fly fishing trips for the Solitary Angler. … Continue reading

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Free Fly Fishing Clinics All Summer at Sipapu

Sipapu-Fly-Fishing-2013Sipapu will resume its popular weekly series of free fly fishing clinics beginning this Saturday, May 24.

Led by Van Beacham, owner of the Solitary Angler, and his staff of certified instructors, the “quick start” fly casting class will take place at Sipapu every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will cover the basics of fly fishing.

“Over the years I have have developed a unique technique that makes learning to fly cast fast, fun and easy,” Beacham said. “Students will learn how to read water, make fly selections, use the right casting techniques and to fly fish small streams like we have in New Mexico.” Continue reading

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3rd Annual Cimarron River Dance – June 21

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Calling all Friends and Dancers!! Saturday, June 21st, 2014 Thanks to Jim Cox and Vanessa Baez for these great pictures! Directions for getting to the event and locations for outside parking on this Google map. Join me for the Third … Continue reading

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Muskies- Yet another outrageous angling adventure

Pescador-Muskies-2014aWell, Mark Cowan of Pescador Solitario has done it again!

Check out this outrageous angling adventure right here in New Mexico.

Tiger Muskie on the Fly

New Mexico Steelheaders and permit fishermen! Here is yet another form of masochism for you, and you know how I love guiding for toothy fish! This spring and next fall, for a limited number of days, I will be guiding tiger muskie here in New Mexico. This is one of my new found passions. For those of you not familiar with the world of muskies, here is the primer. Continue reading

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