About NM Trout

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New Mexico Trout is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of trout fishing in New Mexico’s waters through restoration of riparian habitats and through the education of the public about trout fishing and the value of trout habitats. Whether you are new to fly fishing or have years of experience, you can benefit from membership. We welcome you to get acquainted with us through our website and by joining us at our next monthly meeting.

New Mexico Trout is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and we welcome all tax-deductible contributions.

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Recent news

Reminiscences of an Old Fly Fisherman

Reminiscences of an Old Fly Fisherman
By Wes Bigney Rigging When I get to the destination and am assembling the rod and lining up the guides I stand the rod against a rock or tree.  I never lay it on the ground or against the car to be stepped on by an errant foot or eaten by an auto door.  After I have run the line through the guides I do not coil any line on the ground where I can step on it and cut it against a stone or gravel.  I make sure the ferrules are seated. The Rod and Handling The taper transmits ... Read More

Valles Caldera News

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Fishing is permitted year-round as long as streams are not frozen. All anglers are required to check in at the Valle Grande Contact Station before fishing the waters within the preserve to obtain a free fishing permit. However, vehicle access to certain streams may not be available year-round and may require a backcountry vehicle permit. Up to 35 backcountry vehicle permits are available daily from mid-May through October as conditions allow. Elk hunting is in progress thru December 6, 2017, so wearing bright colors is advised outside of the preserve's "no hunting" zone. A series of prescribed burn projects will be ... Read More

Elections coming this fall

Elections coming this fall
This fall we will be holding elections for the positions of president and secretary. If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone else, for either of thees positions please contact Lorenzo Maldonaldo ... Read More

Save the date!

Save the date!
We will be having the annual Conclave on March 24, 2018. Our keynote speakers will be Dave and Emily Whitlock. Both are well know fly fishers, artists, fly tyers, and writers. They are known throughout the world of fly fishers. More information on the Conclave, and the Whitlocks, will be posted later ... Read More

New! We have a Meetup Group!

New! We have a Meetup Group!
Introducing our newest social media venture – Meetup. Use it as a calendar and a place for discussions about tips and trips ... Read More

Rio Guadalupe Special Trout Waters

Rio Guadalupe Special Trout Waters
Ron Loehman, Conservation Chairman The 1.3 miles of the Rio Guadalupe from Porter's Landing to Llano Loco Spring is designated as a Special Trout Water by the NM Game and Fish Department (NMG&FD). These regulations restrict anglers to single barbless hooks on artificial flies or lures and require any fish caught to be released unharmed. Over the years, the signs posting these regulations have deteriorated or been knocked down so that many anglers seem not to know that they apply to the Guadalupe. Mike Maes (NM Trout Membership Chairman) recently observed this situation, which prompted an offer from us to the ... Read More