What to Bring

Please note that due to COVID-19 new policies and procedures have been put into place for clients and guides in an attempt to provide the safest experience for everyone. 

What High Desert Angler Provides

  • Expert instruction and guiding

  • Premium waders and wading boots

  • High quality fly rods, reels and fly lines

  • All leaders, tippet and flies

  • Drinking water


  • Personal lunches for full day trips

  • Valid NM Fishing License with “Habitat” and “HMAV” Stamps (should be purchased online ahead of your trip)

  • Sunscreen for high-altitude protection

  • Hat with visor

  • Polarized sunglasses for eye protection and to permit superior vision on the water

  • Warm sweater and waterproof rain jacket (mountain temperatures are cooler and weather can change rapidly)

  • Comfortable, warm clothing. Warm socks are essential as mountain water is always cold.

  • Non-absorbent nylon pants or polypropylene long johns if available, are best under waders.

  • Change of clothing, including socks, in case of getting wet.

  • Snacks (for half-day trips where lunch is not provided) NOTE: no food is provided on any of our trips.