Fly Fishing Clinics in Sipapu 

Van Beacham, owner of the Solitary Angler, and his staff of certified instructors, are conducting free "quick start" fly-fishing classes every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 am. Sipapu is located just 20 miles southeast of Taos on Highway 518. The Río Pueblo flowing through the heart of the resort 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 state Department of Game and Fish typically stock the pond every other week. "Over the years I have have developed a unique technique that makes learning ... Read More

Cowles Fishing Reopens 

Cowles Ponds in the upper Pecos Canyon 20 miles north of Pecos are open to the public again, featuring a ramp and path designed for people who use wheelchairs. The ponds were closed The ponds were closed for improvements, which included draining and dredging to improve fish habitat. The project cost more than $380,000 and was paid for with funding from the state Habitat Stamp program, federal money and local donations. The ponds are periodically stocked with rainbow trout by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. One 12-foot-deep pond was built for children under age 11 and people with disabilities. The other pool is 8 ... Read More

Respite at MW Bar Ranch

by Mike and Tina Stallard We were delighted and surprised to win the NMT Raffle for a two night stay at the MW Bar Ranch in Northern New Mexico, on the Rio Costilla and the gateway to the Valle Vidal. We had never visited this part of New Mexico, and we were eagerly anticipating our visit which we arranged for mid-October. The weather turned crisp and a light snow fell early that month, but for our getaway weekend the weather was forecast to be sunny and cool, with light winds, and a full moon. About an hour north of Taos, ... Read More