Rio Pecos Fly Fishing

Pecos River Valley

The Pecos River originates high up in the Pecos Wilderness Area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just north of Santa Fe, NM. A handful of tiny streams loaded with small browns, cut-bows and cutthroats flow into the Pecos above Cowles. Below Cowles the stream becomes a small-medium river ranging between 10-25 feet wide as it tumbles into the Pecos Box, one of two canyons stretches.

Leaving the town of Pecos traveling upstream for about 12 miles to the community of Tererro, the Pecos River follows NM63 and is heavily fished near the campground. But, if you can find an open spot on the river, fish it! The Pecos River cuts through private property in many places along the way.

There is finally some open water above the town of Pecos! While it is still cold up there, fish are being caught on small nymphs in the deep pools. Villanueva is always a good bet if it has been stocked recently.

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