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.  Click on the link above for details.

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

  • Hearty lunch (full-day trips) Lunches are not currently not offered due to COVID-19  Clients are encouraged to provide their own.


  • Facial covering compliant with CDC recommendations

  • Personal Hand Sanitizer

  • Personal lunches for full day trips as HDA is currently not providing

  • Valid NM Fishing License with “Habitat” and “HMVA” 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: due to COVID-19 no lunches are currently being provided.