Rio de los Pinos Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The New Mexico portion of the Los Pinos is an exceptionally pleasant and easy river to fly fish. Averaging 40' wide, this little gem of a stream has a gentle gradient and is seldom more than waist deep. Perfect dry fly water. The river starts in southern Colorado, flows south and east parallel to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, then passes Osier Station into New Mexico.
Although a long drive from anywhere, the river is fished regularly. Most fish are planted. They enjoy a rich insect diet and grow healthy and happy in short order. Types of Fish: Los Pinos: Rainbow and brown trout. Cruces Basin: Brookies. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."