The 2019 FWFF speakers lineup gets a strong start with Doc Thompson, an Orvis-endorsed guide in northern New Mexico. He started High Country Anglers in 1995 thinking he could make a living as a fly-fishing guide in New Mexico. Thousands of guide trips later, Doc is still alive and guiding. He is known for his patience, knowledge, professionalism and working with people of all skill levels from novices to sharing new tricks with “old dogs”. Northern New Mexico is a great destination for North Texas fly fishers, with numerous waters within easy reach of a typical base near Taos.

As Doc says; “All guides love to fish, but I also love to guide.” Doc is also an Orvis Fly Tier-Designer. He was honored as the 2006 Orvis Guide of the Year and has been a finalist for Guide of the Year in 2012, 2014 and 2017. In the winter months he hosts saltwater and trout trips to various destinations. Doc presents educational programs on fly fishing New Mexico, fly selection, entomology and fly tying to many fly-fishing clubs and fly shops throughout the country.


Since the first Tuesday of the month is Jan. 1, we are meeting the following Tuesday, Jan. 8. Same time and place, otherwise. See you there!

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