Free Fly Fishing Clinics Start Saturday


Media Contact: Stacey Glaser, Marketing Director
(575) 587-2240, [email protected]


Free Fly Fishing Clinics Now Available

VADITO, NM - Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, in conjunction with the Taos Fly Shop, is now offering a weekly series of free fly fishing clinics to the general public.


Led by Taos resident and professional fly fishing instructor and guide Dan Holden, the hands-on lessons will take place at Sipapu every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will cover the basics of fly fishing.


“These clinics teach people not only how to use the equipment and how to cast, but we also talk about how to enjoy the outdoors while still respecting our environment,” Holden said. “At the end of the class, we guarantee that participants will have the knowledge they need to go fly fishing and to have a good time doing it.”


Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment, and fly rods and reels (courtesy of the Taos Fly Shop) will be available to borrow at no charge. A New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at Sipapu’s general store.


Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos on Highway 518, Sipapu offers free access to one of the finest trout fishing areas in New Mexico. The Rio Pueblo flows right through the heart of the resort and contains some of the best small pocket water fishing in the state. This tributary to the Rio Grande includes several species of trout and cutthroat, Holden said.


“What makes this area so amazing is the diversity of fishing,” he said. “In the same body of water, you can catch multiple species of trout and cutthroat all in the same day. You can’t do that in many places.”


The resort also offers a private, stocked fishing pond for all visitors to enjoy for free. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish typically stock the pond every other week.


For more information about the free fly fishing clinics, please call 800-587-2240 or visit


About Sipapu

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is New Mexico’s fastest growing ski resort. Located just 20 miles southeast of Taos and two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu offers family-friendly, family fun to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Family-owned and operated since 1952, Sipapu is home to New Mexico’s longest ski season and the best deals in the Rockies. The resort is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest, and features over 40 trails, five lifts and two terrain parks. On-site amenities include slope-side lodging, a full-service ski shop, ski school and gourmet home cooking at the Riverside Café and Paradise Riverside Bar & Grill.

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