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$169 for a Six-Hour Guided Fly-Fishing Trip for Two ($350 Value)
On six- to seven-hour tours, guides lead two anglers along local waters such as the lower Red River, a spring-fed stream that swims with fish during winter months. Under their guide's watchful eye, anglers cast lines and attempt to catch rainbow trout and brown trout. Trips are available November 1–April 1 and do not include lunch, flies, or equipment rental. For an additional $30, each person can rent a rod, reel, boots, and waders.
Taos Fly Shop
For roughly 50 miles, the Rio Grande winds through canyons and the Taos Ski Valley, passing along reddish-brown hills and the distant peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, fisherman Taylor Streit casts his line into the rushing water and snags a rainbow trout. An expert fly fisher, Mr. Streit has guided other anglers through Northern New Mexico's waters for more than three decades. He's written three fishing books, been inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, and lit up television screens on programs such as Legends of Rod & Reel. But perhaps the greatest testament to Taylor Streit's success is his son Nick—a championship fisherman in his own right and the current owner of Taos Fly Shop.
Nick has guided trips alongside his dad since he was a teenager, and —along with a full staff of expert anglers—the two continue to lead fishing trips that catch brown trout, rainbow trout, and other fish species in waters such as the Rio Grande and the lower Red River. For their most-dedicated customers, they run a fly-fishing school. Their beginner programs teach basics such as how to cast a line, whereas intermediate classes teach anglers how to read a river's water. Back on dry land, Nick also sells flies, fly rods, and other fishing gear.