What You'll Need

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Frog’s Fanny Double-Duty Fly Treatment - A special fly floatant that keeps dry flies afloat. $5, www.amazon.com

Rio Fluroflex Plus Fluorocarbon Tippet - It has a lower refractive index than nylon, making it nearly invisible to fish. From $13, www.fishusa.com

Simms Waders - Lightweight waders with neoprene stocking feet. From $140, www.simmsfishing.com

Sage Rods - Handcrafted fast-action rods with a sturdy backbone for larger fish and for casting in the wind. From $225, www.sageflyfish.com

Where To Stay

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Hacienda del Sol from $140 / (866) 333- 4459 / www.taoshaciendadelsol.com
Taos Inn from $75 / (888) 518-8267 / www.taosinn.com

Santa Fe Encantado Resort (pictured) from $475 / (877)262-4666 / www.encantadoresort.com

Helpful Apps (Assuming You Get A Signal)

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FIND FISHING, $1 - Uses GPS to search for fly-fishing spots near you.
and techniques.

HIKE, $3 - GPS trail maps of national parks, state parks and local recreation areas.


Average costs are $200 to $500, depending on whether you choose a half-day or a full-day trip, and most packages include lunch. Overnight trips are available at an additional cost.

Doc thompson’s High Country Anglers (575) 376-9220 www.flyfishnewmexico.com

Ed Adams Fly Fishing (575) 586-1512 www.edadamsflyfishing.com

Land of Enchantment Guides (505) 629-5688 www.loeguides.com