Doc Thompson, NM
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Northern New Mexico
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Sample of Typical Itinerary
When and where we meet is based upon where we fish on a given day. We typically meet at 8am-8:30am and are back by 5pm-5:30pm. Daily itineraries have flexibility to meet your needs and schedules.
Species You Fish for by Season
Browns, rainbows, cutthroats and cuttbows.
What Should Customers Bring?
The key items you will need to bring are rod, reel, waders, polarized sunglasses, rain gear, and valid New Mexico fishing license. Clothing suggestions include lightweight quick-dry pants and long-sleeved shirts, hat, socks, rain gear.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where will we fish?
A. Where we fish is based upon the time of year you plan to fish, your fishing interests and current fishing conditions for that time of year.
Q. What kind of fishing license do I need?
A. Each person fishing needs a valid New Mexico fishing license for the days you are fishing. One-day, 5-day, and annual licenses are available. You will need the Habitat Management Access Validation Stamp. If you are fishing the Rio Costilla, Red River, or Rio Grande you will also need the Habitat Improvement Stamp.
Q. Where can I purchase fishing licenses?
A. Licenses can be purchased in advance through the New Mexico Game and Fish website.
Q. Where do you recommend I stay?
A. Guest house and cabin packages are available as an easy way to combine your guide trip and lodging in one easy-to-make reservation. There are also a number of inns, B&Bs, hotels, and motels throughout Taos, Red River, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, and Cimarron, New Mexico.
Q. What equipment do I need to bring?
A. Key equipment items you need are rod/reel, waders, rain gear, polarized sunglasses, and a valid New Mexico fishing license. Orvis rods, reels, and waders are available for use on guide trips.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. Forms of payment include US cash, US check, and major credit cards.
Q. What is the closest airport?
A. The Albuquerque International Sunport and Santa Fe Airport have daily commercial flights. Private planes can fly into Taos, Angel Fire, or Raton, New Mexico.
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