Guide Information


Guide Information

Cow Creek Ranch not only boasts some of the best fishing around, but also the opportunity to fish with some of the best guides in the industry. Our skilled guides are here to help you experience all that fly fishing Cow Creek has to offer. Please let us know in advance if we can arrange a guided trip for you!


Gregg Flores was born and raised in New Mexico and has been fishing and exploring New Mexico’s waters for over 25 years and guiding on the ranch for 5. When Gregg isn’t fishing, you will most likely find him with a camera in hand trying to capture the beauty of the outdoors through film and photography.

A day on the waters with Gregg: a client should expect to always start the day by being asked what they want out of the trip.  Gregg believes in providing an experience that is based on the clients’ needs and desires for the trip and always has a camera close!

Gregg enjoys that Cow Creek Ranch has a diversity of fish species.  There aren't many places where you can take all major species of trout (brown, rainbow, brook, and cutthroat) in a single day and simultaneously have a chance at the fish of a lifetime.  Gregg also finds the ranch landscapes amongst the most beautiful in the region

David Goodrich began his fly fishing career at the age of 11. He runs a family owned fly and tackle shop in Prewitt, New Mexico, near Bluewater Lake.  David is a commercial fly tier and fly designer, and owns/manages the YouTube channel and blog “backcountryfishnerd.”

A day on the waters with David: a client should expect to gain new knowledge and learn to read the waters at the ranch. David wants his clients to feel the thrill of fly fishing.

David enjoys the variety of waters that are available to fish at Cow Creek Ranch, from large plunge pools and lengthy runs to small feeder creeks and high mountain lakes. His favorite thing about the ranch is the intimate, secluded environment which offers a private stretch of waters to each client.

George Stumpff has been a part of the Cow Creek Ranch family for over thirty years, serving as wrangler, musician, and fishing guide. He has extensive knowledge of fly fishing, as he has been on the waters for over fifty years, and guiding for thirty five of those. He was born in Santa Fe and raised in the Pecos area. George is also an artist, silversmith, and big game hunting guide.

A day on the waters with George: a client can expect to learn specific information about flies and fly fishing techniques, as well as a first hand history of the area. He hopes to relay his passion for the rich past of Cow Creek.

George enjoys Cow Creek Ranch because of the privacy of the waters, with a large area to fish both stream and lakes, and the variety of species that are available. He also values working with guests from all over the country who come to enjoy the fishing.

John Thompson has been fishing New Mexico waters since the age of ten, and guiding for the last five years. After receiving a bachelor degree in Business Administration, he began travelling extensively in search of big game and prime trout fishing.  Instilling his love for the outdoors in others is John's passion.

A day on the waters with John: a client should expect efficient and common sense direction in order to relay what may seem to be a complex sport into an easy going and enjoyable experience. At the end of the day, it should have been a pleasant, informative, and exciting day on the water.

John enjoys the serenity of Cow Creek Ranch, as well as the diverse fishing opportunities that allow anyone from a beginner to an advanced angler to feel challenged on the waters.

Matt Pelletier was born and raised in New Mexico where he developed a passion and love for fly fishing trout in still waters and streams. Matt owns FE Media LLC.,, and Tails of Enchantment the free fishing E-Magazine. As you can tell, he lives for fishing, and wants to share his passion with you!

A day on the waters with Matt: a client should expect to get exactly what they want out of the day. Matt can instruct or help to improve skills or just be there to facilitate having the best fishing experience possible. 

Matt loves that Cow Creek Ranch has something for everyone whether it's dry fly fishing, nymphing, or streamer fishing. Some of Matt’s favorite things about Cow Creek are that it offers the ability to sight fish in the summer and ice fish with flies in the winter.

The following guides are also available to take out guided fishing trips upon request:

Nikolas Adler

Ben Castellano

Jake Clemens

Scott Davis

Isaac Dean

Louie Gonzalez

Wayne Grant

Harry Lane

Jesse Lee

Norman Maktima

Peter Mosey

Nick Nielsen

Gene Pacheco

Ricardo Salazar

Doc Thompson

Tad Tucker

Ivan Valdez