Summer Casting Clinics 2017

Casting Clinics, Free, with the Solitary Angler
Every Saturday at 10:30 am Memorial Day – Labor Day

at Sipapu and Taos Ski Valley

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 noon 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.” – Van Beacham

Reservations Required  – call 575.758.5653 or 866.502.1700.

casting clinics at Eagle NestFree One-and-a-Half-Hour Class

 Certified instructors from the Solitary Angler will teach you:

  • How the fly rod, reel and line work together
  • The 3 elements that form a good cast
  • How to cast overhand and backhand even in the wind
  • How to shoot line out and strip line in

What You’ll Need

Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment, and fly rods and reels will be available to borrow at no charge (they may be reserved in advance by calling 575.758.5653 or 866.502.1700).

Following the free fly fishing class, the Solitary Angler will offer an afternoon Small Stream Clinic for a fee:


Half-Day Small Stream Fly Fishing Class
Price: $125, rod and reel included*

Every Saturday at 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Memorial Day – Labor Day. A New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at Sipapu’s general store.

After the class there will a lunch break followed by a Small Stream Fly Fishing Class for those that sign up for a fee.

The Solitary Angler Small Steam Fly Fishing Class will teach anglers how to:

  • Approach the stream and read the water
  • Select the right tackle and fly and tie it on
  • Use the right casting technique for each situation you encounter
  • To obtain the right drift – line mending
  • Identify insects and match them
  • Fish dry flies and nymphs
  • Hook, land and release a trout…..hopefully
  • Practice good fishing etiquette

*Price does not include fishing license, waders or sales tax

About Sipapu

Rio Pueblo, New Mexico

Rio Pueblo, New Mexico

Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos on Highway 518, Sipapu offers free access to one of the finest trout fishing areas in New Mexico. The Rio Pueblo flows right through the heart of the resort and contains some of the best small pocket water fishing in the state.

The resort also offers a private, stocked fishing pond for all visitors to enjoy for free. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish typically stock the pond every other week.

For more information about the free fly fishing clinics, please call 575.758.5653 or 866.502.1700.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing ski resort. Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos and two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu offers family-friendly, family fun to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Family-owned and operated since 1952, Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies.

The resort is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, and features over 40 trails, five lifts and three terrain parks. On-site amenities include slope-side lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and riverside meals at the Riverside Café and Paradise Riverside Bar and Grill.

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