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

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. The show, which I will be host­ing,  is about the “deeper mean­ing and essence of fly fish­ing” .  Why do we fish? What do we learn about life and our con­nec­tion with the nat­ural world from fly fish­ing. Oh and it’s about the reward for all our efforts, a fish on the line; some we land, some we don’t. This is a project I’m really look­ing for­ward to, I hope you enjoy this lit­tle sample.

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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3rd Annual Cimarron River Dance — June 21

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Call­ing all Friends and Dancers!! Sat­ur­day, June 21nd, 2014 Direc­tions for get­ting to the event and loca­tions for out­side park­ing on this Google map. Join me for the sec­ond annual Cimar­ron River BBQ & Dance! star­ring Donny Rich­mond & The Rifters Thanks … 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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Solitary Angler’s Quickstart School

with Van Beacham & Bob Wid­gren
July 25 — 27

TR underwater cuttHello anglers, this is Van Beacham with some news I’m very excited about! Bob Wid­gren of Los Pinos Rods and I will be con­duct­ing two “Quick Start” Fly Fish­ing Schools this year at the fab­u­lous Trinchera Ranch. Between the two of us you will learn more about fly fish­ing in two days than you can shake a “rod” at!

Bob is one of the best cast­ing instruc­tors on the planet in my hum­ble opin­ion and if you ask him he might give you a pointer or two on rod build­ing, which he is even bet­ter at. Con­tinue read­ing

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First Day of the New Fishing Season!

Get your License and Join The Soli­tary Angling Club Today! Well, Spring is in the air, and we are catch­ing nice fish on Cule­bra Creek. April 1st marks the begin­ning of the new fish­ing sea­son for New Mex­ico and Col­orado as … Con­tinue read­ing

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South Padre Island with Pescador Solitario

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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