Because the SAC wants to keep pressure to a minimum, we have strict limits on the number of Memberships available. If you’d like to become an Annual, Charter or Legacy Member of the Solitary Angling Club please don’t hesitate to contact me personally for an application and to answer any questions you may have.
I can also refer you to current Members of the Club for first-hand testimonials on our fishing.
The Solitary Angling Club offers three types of Memberships:
Annual Memberships – Allows the Member and guests to fish all the waters leased or owned by the Solitary Angler, Inc. on a reservation basis. They are non-transferable and they are only good for the year purchased. They’re the most popular type of Membership and there are only a few available each year. The year runs from April 1st through March 31st, annually and new memberships are added only when new waters are picked up or when someone drops out.
Charter Memberships – A one-time fee allows the Member and guests to fish all the waters leased or owned by The Solitary Angler, Inc. on a reservation basis. They are nontransferable and they are good for the life of the Member.
Legacy Memberships – A modest up-front fee followed by an annual fee equivalent to 50% of the normal annual fee. Allows the Member and guest to fish all the waters leased or owned by the Solitary Angler, Inc. on a reservation basis. Legacy Memberships are transferable so you can pass them on to your heirs or sell it at any time.
Variety – From the cold freestone Smith's Fork to the flats, undercut banks and deep holes on Culebra Creek, the SAC has a variety of waters to suit any angler's skills.
Awesome Beauty – The SAC waters are all located in some of the most beautiful and pristine settings in the Rockies.
Family Legacy – Members can find a connection with their kids when they fish with them and pass on a great legacy of man's connection with nature. Legacy Memberships can be passed on to your heirs.
Service Oriented – The SAC is a full service organization offering guide service and a fly shop and gallery located in beautiful downtown Taos, NM.
Rested Waters – SAC waters receive minimal angling pressure so that the fish are clean, wild and un-wary, resulting in better fishing.
Year-Round Fly Fishing – Culebra Creek, located one hour north of Taos, NM is undoubtedly the best small stream in the region, providing the opportunity to catch large rainbows, cutbows, brookies, browns and soon, cutthroats on a fly.
Big Fish – SAC Members consistently catch more fish and bigger fish than they do on nearby public waters. The club waters on Culebra Creek produce more large trout than any stream within a 2-hour radius of Taos, New Mexico.
Solitude – It's what quality fly fishing is all about. And it's what we're all about. Just you, the water, the flies, the pristine environment and of course, the fish. When you are a Member of the Solitary Angling Club you will always experience "quality fly fishing without the crowds."
Solitary Angling Club member Michael Barrow caught both: a huge cutbow and a brown, back-to-back, on Section 2 of the Culebra. He and his father hooked other big fish as well.
"This was the best day of fishing I ever had in my life, and the biggest fish I ever caught!"