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The Dream Water of the Cimarron River
at Cimarroncita is among the finest private
water fly fishing in the Southwest.


Season: Memorial Weekend to October 1
Days of fabulous fishing, heritage lodging and delicious meals.

Here you will find some of the finest private water fly fishing in the Southwest. Arrive at Cimarroncita on the morning of your scheduled arrival day, orient yourself to the River, check into your lodging and discover the Cimarroncita grounds and facilities. Your fly fishing adventure starts as soon as you are ready, fishing mornings and afternoons, with delicious meals served in Frijoles Dining Hall or on the banks of the Cimarron River. Your last full day on the river ends with a festive campfire and a stunning view of the night sky. Your departure day begins with early morning last cast fishing, breakfast is served mid-morning, followed by a relaxed noon departure.

Minimum two-night stay recommended.
Extend your stay to up to five nights.

$275 per day per person
Includes lodging, all meals from arrival to departure, daily fishing.
Additional: Guiding, Gratuities, NM Tax
Submit your reservation inquiry now.

The Dream Water of Cimarroncita

The Dream Water of the Cimarron River at Cimarroncita offers one of the healthiest dominant wild brown trout populations in New Mexico. Our 1.8 mile stretch of the Dream Water offers a variety of environments to both beginner and advanced anglers. This sinuous stretch with the shade of alder, ponderosa pine and cottonwood trees averages ten to fifteen feet wide and one to three feet deep at normal flows and offers a full list of prime river characteristics: fast riffles, deep runs, bend pools, undercut banks, a spring creek tributary, fast and slow channels and pockets. Guided novice and experienced anglers have exhilarating days on the river, enjoying our heritage lodging and delicious meals and waking to the promise of a full day of a peaceful and private adventure on the river.

The robust brown trout population is created by the diverse insect population of the Cimarron River. From April through September anglers can count on at least five different stonefly hatches, 11 different caddisfly hatches and countless different mayfy hatches along with midges and a host of terrestrials. A thick golden stonefly hatch begins in early June and moves up the river through June into early July. During these periods of insect activity, higher daily fish catches are possible. The abundant insect hatches combined with the shallow water makes the Cimarron at Cimarroncita a premier dry fly fishery.

Our catch and release water is managed for optimal fishery habitat. We require barbless flies and rest the river between guest visits. Our private water and riparian zone are constantly monitoried for conservation purposes and to provide the best possible fishing experience for our guests.

Fly Fishing Guide Services

Cimarroncita offers professional fly fishing guide services.

Fishing License

New Mexico fishing license is required and available online:
New Mexico Game and Fish Department

Suggested Equipment

Rods: 7.5' - 8' - 9'; 5-6 weight
Leaders: 7.5' ~ 4X
Tippet materials: 3X, 4X, 5X
Flies: Stimulators, Blue Wing Olive, Elk Hair Caddis, Griffith's Gnat, Dave's Hopper, Beaded Pheasant Tail, Caddis Fly, Black Ant, Orange Scud, Parachute Adams.
Waders and boots: Waders with boots are ideal for the rocky streambed. Felt sole boots which could spread infection, are discouraged.
Other: Wide brim hat, sunglasses, suncreen.

New Mexico Stream Flows

Research current cfs flows for streams in New Mexico.
New Mexico current stream flow information.

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