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Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico
With an onsite stream, guests are able to learn the art of fly fishing without having to step foot off property. The resort’s Fly Fishing Outpost is run by Land of Enchantment Guides, an ORVIS-endorsed outfitter, allows guests to purchase fishing licenses, reels, rods, clothing, sunglasses, fishing gear and more.
Fly Fishing experiences Include:
- Full Immersion Fly Fishing Class: For those that are new to the art of fly fishing or anglers that want to hone specific skills, this two day class is a terrific option. Day one will be spent on the Bishop’s Lodge stream at the Fly Fishing Outpost to cover all facets of fly fishing: casting, fly selection, knots, basic entomology, fishing methods and techniques. On day two, guests and guide will depart from the lodge for a full day of fly fishing at one of the area’s best fishing locations.
- Spirituality Through Fly Fishing: Fly fishing isn’t necessarily just catching fish. The experience of being outdoors, slowing down and observing nature and your surroundings is in many ways what the art of fly fishing is all about. Bishop’s Lodge offers specific trips geared as much towards finding inner peace and harmony with the natural world as the fishing. Learning how to be one with nature and the water actually will end up making even a proficient angler more skilled.
- Private Fishing in The Valles Caldera: For those who want an exclusive fishing experience, the outpost offers guided trips on the best private ranches and preserves in the area. These trips often become one of a fly fisher’s most memorable experiences. Along with beauty and seclusion, private water can offer anglers the best chances at catching and landing trophy-sized trout.