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New Water on the Conejos River!

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Summer Casting Clinics 2017
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Solitary Angling Club
New this Year!
Three Membership Levels to Suit Any Angler

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Superior Fly Fishing...
... without the Crowds!

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The best it’s been in years ...

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Outrageously good!

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Flyfishing guides, booked through our fly shop and guide service in Taos NM offer superior fly fishing for the most avid fishermen. We also offer annual fly fishing club memberships for fishing private water in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.

Fishing as Good as it Gets! There’s Still Time to Book for Excellent FlyFishing Guide in Wyoming! Not to be Missed!

Every spring on the Green River we catch great numbers of big bows, cuts and browns! The baetis hatches can be immense and the dry fly fishing epic! For years now people have been coming to Wyoming to fish our fantastic waters in southwest Wyoming during summer and fall for big trout but it has been difficult to get anglers to understand just how “great” our fishing is for gigantic rainbows, cutthroats and browns in the spring!

In April, May and June our flyfishing guides provide anglers the opportunity to catch “huge” bows, cutthroats and browns and it is usually the best time of the year for superb dry fly fishing as well. Baetis hatch daily in April through May and PMD’s and bigger bugs work well from mid-May through June even if the water levels go up. That’s right! The last few years we’ve had some of our best fishing during high (but clear) flows in late May and June.

You Can Lead a Horse to Water
But You Can’t Make Them Drink!

I’ve been touting the great spring fishing in Wyoming for years, yet every year anglers ignore this advice and insist on waiting until more traditional times like July and August to come fish. The spring fishing on the Green can actually be better than summer, especially the dry fly fishing. Big bows on the Green and Ham’s Fk. are in pre-spawn and spawn mode, eagerly feeding to give them the energy to spawn. There’s nothing like sight fishing small dry flies over a pod of rising fish that average 20 inches!

Don’t make the mistake of waiting until summer this year! This year take my advice and book your trip for the Green River and Ham’s Fk. in April, May or June, you won’t regret it!

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Northern New Mexico Flyfishing Guides

Fly fishing in mountain and forest streams.

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Southern Colorado Flyfishing Guides

Fish for trout at the fabulous Trinchera Ranch

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Southwest Wyoming Flyfishing Guides

Wilderness fishing at it's finest in southwest Wyoming.

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Solitary Angling Club

Enjoy exclusive fly fishing club membership privileges!

Since 1983 Van Beacham, owner of the Solitary Angler, and his staff have been flyfishing guides 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.

fly fishing guide on Culebra Creek in ColoradoThe Solitary Angler has always been ahead of the curve, seeking out new and undiscovered fisheries, both public and private, so that our flyfishing 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 , or call us and we’ll match you up with just the right place for the ultimate angling experience.

From sprawling private ranches with four-star accommodations to mountain lakes and streams and wild river canyons, Van Beacham’s Solitary Angler has the fishing opportunities and the guides to make your next fishing trip an unfor­get­table experience.

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