- Flies: Baetis, PMDs, Midges, Hoppers, Caddis, Stoneflies, Salmonflies, Scuds
- Type: Brushy stream with riffles, pockets, pools, and beaver ponds.
- Current River Flow Rate
The Cimarron is a small tailwater located one hour east of Taos. Eagle Nest Lake, a large reservoir situated in the beautiful Moreno Valley, feeds this beautiful and challenging stream. The Cimarron is home to German Brown trout in abundance and a fair population of Rainbow trout. Fish range 7″ to 20″ in length, averaging 10 to 14 inches. Don’t be fooled by this river’s size, it’s loaded with willing brown trout!
The dry fly fishing from mid-May through July can be fabulous. Several varieties of stoneflies, mayflies and caddisflies hatch, sometimes simultaneously, bringing eager brown trout to the surface, often all day long. August and September bring out the terrestrials and bank-feeding browns. By October browns are running and fall baetis are hatching, providing some excellent low-water fishing.
Season: March – November (Private Water)
Ask about our exclusive access on the Cimarron. It’s so special that we call it the “Holy Water”. It produces larger and more plentiful trout, consistently. Space is limited on the “Holy Water” so book early!
Hacienda de Cimarron is a great old classic ranch house sitting on the hill overlooking the entire Holy Water. Fishing on The Holy Water must be booked separately, subject to availability.