Dos Amigos Anglers Fly Shop and Guide Service, LLC., NM

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Taos, New Mexico

Dos Amigos Anglers Fly Shop and Guide Service, LLC., NM


Northern New Mexico is a year round fishery. We are surrounded by many rivers and lakes including the Rio Grande, Cimarron, Red River, Costilla, Chama and the San Juan. Most of the trout waters are located in the Southern Rocky Mountain Region known as the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Wheeler Peak is the tallest mountain of the Sangre de Cristo range and the only "Fourteener" in the State of New Mexico. It is home to the world famous Taos Ski Valley. The area around the top of the mountains is known as the Enchanted Circle and includes the towns of Taos, Red River, Questa, Eagle Nest and Angel Fire. In addition to fly fishing, the area is also a road cycling/mountain bike, hiking, skiing, hunting and wildlife viewing destination.

We also offer private waters in Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley. Miles of the Culebra Creek and four other streams. All are freestone fisheries full of Browns, Colorado Cutthroat and Rainbow trout; and a private & remote high alpine lake with many wild trout species. The ranch boast abundant wildlife and amazing scenery including four mountain peaks; three are over 13,000 elevation and one is over 14,000 elevation. It is the only privately owned "fourteener" in the state. Guided fly fishing is all inclusive and available on a day or multi-day basis. We have day trips and trips to remote camping and fishing areas of the ranch by mule and horseback. We can customize trips to fit individuals and large groups.

Date Range

We fish year round and the fly shop is open year round.

What is Provided to Customer

Our fly trips are all inclusive, no hidden charges. All gear (flies, leader, tippet, rod, reel, waders & boots) is included as well as snacks, lunch, beverages and transportation from fly shop, lodging to fly waters and back.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Northern New Mexico, Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico, Taos, Red River and beyond. Most of the area is a high alpine environment with elevations of 7,000 to 11,500. However, most fishing occurs at the 7,000 to 8,500 elevations. The area is also surrounded by the Carson National Forest.

Typical Weather by Season

Spring, Summer and early Fall provide mild temperatures with highs in the 80's/and low 90's., Late Fall brings cooler mornings and evenings with temps in the 40's and 50's with day time temps in the high 50's to low 60's. Winter brings the snow to some of our fishing area but rivers including the Rio Grande, Red River and the San Juan remain open during winter and the fishing is great.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Meet at shop at 7am, clients are offered a hot beverage. Guide and shop personnel assist clients with waders and boots, license. Guides discuss safety, the river, bugs and expectations for the day. Then on to the water half day minimum of 4 hours, full day 6-8 hours. Guides provide casting lessons on the water, how to read the water and entomology, local history and teach proper catch and release methods. Lunch served streamside at noon on full day trips. Deli lunch with beverages, chairs, table, set up for maximum comfort and views. Fishing resumes.


What Should Customers Bring

Clothing that can be layered, long pants with belt loops, light rain jacket, polarized sunglasses, warm thick socks (for waders), fishing gloves for sun protection and cooler late fall fishing, hat, sunscreen, and camera.


Species You Fish For By Season

Brown, Rainbow, Native Cutthroat, and Brooke Trout, Pike, Carp, and Kokanee Salmon.

Fly Shop

Our Fly Shop

Dos Amigos Anglers has been continually serving anglers since 1991.Were a full service fly shop that is open year round with locations in Taos, Red River and Eagle Nest, New Mexico. Our motto is “Fly Fishing without the Attitude”. We offer the Orvis brand of products and many other major brands. We carry a full line of fly tying materials. We provide free basic casting clinics and we offer fly tying classes. Our guided wading and float trips are all inclusive. We hold permits on all local waters including the Rio Grande, Chama, Red River, Cimarron, Costilla and the famed San Juan River. Our guides are certified in CPR and First Aid.



Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.1 / 5 based on 9 reviews


7 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 1/5

    Will never step foot into this place again! - 9/5/2015

    I'm very helpful when I see that someone could use a hand. I offered a hand to help someone lift something. Wayne Thurber did not like that fact that I helped this person that he disapproved of. Wayne proceeded to aggressively state that I have been BANNED from his store and will no longer be able to shop at Dos Dumigos. The funniest part about this, is that I myself, as well as the rest of the surrounding community have not been shopping there for a long time.(since the last owner) A large amount of the fisherman here would rather drive to Taos or Red River than help this business any more. It is very well known in our area that you can expect bad customer service and incorrect info from most that are there. Its not their fault they just have no experience and also learn from watching Wayne curse and disrespect the community and clients. Its well known here and because of the continuing problems more of us are going to speak up to make sure others avoid the problems we have ran into. We are urging the others that have had the horror story guide trips that we have heard about to come forward and share their experience. They have shared their experience all over town and will be sharing it here I'm sure.

  • 5/5

    Fly Fishing with Dos Amigos - 9/5/2015

    Absolute standout day of fishing with Dos Amigos! After grabbing a good breakfast from a local restaurant that the owner, Wayne, recommended, I met my guide at the shop at 8AM. My guide for the day, Steve, fitted me with waders, we loaded up in his truck, and then headed for Rio de Los Pinos, near the Colorado/New Mexico border. Steve covered some fundamentals of casting, etc. with me, and then we dropped our hooks in. We almost instantly began catching rainbow trout, and this lasted all day. By lunchtime, we had caught around 35 fish! Dos Amigos provided lunch, a nice array of healthful energy food. We explored different spots on the river, with one area being better than the next. By the end of the day, our conversation would not even be interrupted when fish struck. I'd reel them in, and Steve netted and released them without breaking stride. We had quite the system going! We fished until just after 5 PM, then headed back into town. All in all, we literally caught no less than 75 fish that day. No fish stories here; truly a remarkable day on the river! As a 38-year veteran of fishing in Taos, Steve has a wealth of knowledge and used just the right blend of instruction with me. In addition to his fishing expertise, Steve was a great tour guide, detailing the rich history of the Taos area and offering tips on other things do while in town. More importantly, Steve is a true gentleman and was a real joy to be around. I highly recommend booking a trip with Dos Amigos, and if Steve is available, secure him. You won't be disappointed!

  • 5/5

    Cimarron Hook Up - 8/31/2015
    By: from Eagle, CO

    Fantastic half day with the man himself, Wayne Thurber! Picked me personally at El Monte Sagrado (the place to stay in Taos) and took me to some great water on the Cimarron. Wayne super personable and helped me get back into the casting groove and hooked me up on numerous rainbows and browns. Thanks Wayne!

  • 5/5

    Great results - 8/7/2015

    We fished both private water and public with Scott as our guide. He was very entertaining and informative. Consistently push us on fish both days. Very impressed with Scott, he had multiple rods rigged up with a variety of flies so we could switch between options as the fish changed their tastes!!!

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  • 5/5

    A great big wow! - 6/26/2015
    By: from Lake Charles, La

    I live in south Louisiana and have never fly fished for real. Wayne and Scott provided first class equipment,good lunch, great instruction, and lots of patience. They helped us enjoy the whole experience by pointing out wildlife and acting as a tour guide as well as a fishing guide. The "big one" got away so I have to go back. And it will be with Dos Amigos!!

  • 5/5

    Fishing@10K feet - 6/23/2015
    By: from La Puebla, NM

    Doug and Dan fished with Wayne and Scott on the UUBar Ranch June 20, 2015. High altitude lake fishing offers many challenges; wind, rain, heat, and cold. We faced them all and had a great day. We landed 16-22" fish on all three lakes. Scott and Wayne helped us polish our technique and kept us fed and hydrated. One more off the bucket list thanks to Dos Amigos.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Service - 6/17/2015
    By: from New Mexico

    I operate a wounded veteran/child rehabilitation program and we have been using Dos Amigos for 3 years now. Aside from his generosity and support of our military, Wayne has consistently delivered exceptional service and support to our foundation and the families we host. I will always recommend Wayne and his team of guides to anyone wanting to fly fish northern New Mexico.

  • 5/5

    Excellent Guide(s), Service & Equipment - 6/17/2015
    By: from Northeastern New Mexico

    Guides are outstanding providing Orvis rod / reel combos and everything else you could possibly require. There were 2 of us fishing and the guides had 3 rigs for each of us with different setups. They had more rigs in the truck all different sizes and weights if they were needed. Fast and efficient service with no downtime. Most importantly, they put us on 20" rainbows. The fly shop is well stocked and the personnel are well informed and attentive.

Dos Amigos Anglers Fly Shop & Guide Service, LLC.
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitters
Wayne Thurber
536 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571

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