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Carson National Forest has some of the best trout fishing in New Mexico. Its streams and lakes are home to rainbow, brown, and native Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
Blue Yonder Fly Fishing. Reasonably priced and with very knowledgeable guides, Blue Yonder can customize anything from a casual half-day outing for beginners to an extensive all-day adventure for experienced anglers—gear, instruction, and meals are included. Taos, NM. 575/779–9002. www.blueyonderflyfishing.com.
Taos Fly Shop & Streit Fly Fishing. Well-known area fishing guide Taylor Streit of the well-stocked Taos Fly Shop & Streit Fly Fishing takes individuals or small groups out for fishing and lessons. 308-C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM, 87571. 575/751–1312. www.taosflyshop.com.