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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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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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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