Taylor Streit has been guiding fly fishers in Northern New Mexico for 30 years and is a "Legendary Guide" in the Freshwater Fishing Hall Fame. He has written three acclaimed fly fishing books. His son Nick runs Taos Fly Shop and was on the U.S. Junior Fly fishing team that placed second in the world competition of 1998.  They employ several experienced guides who have been hand-picked and trained by Taylor on fishing NM waters. 
TAOS FLY SHOP: Guide Sevice & Rates
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Waters & Services:
New Mexico Season; New Mexico is blessed with a longer window of good trout fishing than more northern states. Some years--when conditions are right--a spectacular caddis hatch occurs on the Rio Grande in April. During runoff (May into June) stream fishing is very good from Taos on a couple of tail water streams. And Eagle Nest Lake near Angel Fire is excellent then for big rainbows. By mid-June all streams are in great condition and the best hatches of the year can be expected.  This is prime time for the Chama area ant the truly fabulous private water of the upper Brazos. The Rio Grande generally fishes best Sept.- Nov but will be good all summer in dry years. 

Winter fishing: The lower Red River is a spring fed stream that fishes well throughout the winter. It is the main spawning grounds for both rainbow and brown trout of the Rio Grande. When planning a ski trip set aside a day to fish the lower Red, as there is nothing like seeing rising trout in front of a snow bank! We often fish trout a half day in winter and then try for pike in the Rio Grande in the afternoon.

New Mexico Day rates: $350 for 1, $395 for 2, $465 for 3. Includes lunch. Half day rate is $250 for one and $50 per ea additional. Rental gear is also available from Taos Fly Shop. For Taylor’s instructional ½ day-add $75 to half day rate. (All plus N.M. tax) Deposit of 50% required to confirm date. Streit Fly fishing is insured and Permitted by the U. S. Forest Service, B.L.M., Eagle Nest Lake and the state of Colorado. 

To Brian, Taylor, Nick and all our friends at Taos Fly Shop;

Thank y’all for a wonderful fly fishing experience again this year.  From the time we arrive at the shop until we leave in the evening y’all make us feel welcome.  You have a genuine interest in our experience and work hard to ensure we have fun and improve our skills.  Because of your attention our skill levels have improved and our enjoyment of the sport has exceeded our expectations, we look forward to seeing y’all next year.

-Matt and Karen 

Thanks so much for a great trip.  Caught fish on the Cimmaron, Chama and Los Pinos.  Can’t beat that!  As always, your staff and family were wonderful.  Thanks again.  You are a fine guide and good company. I will look forward to seeing all of you next year.