Annual Rio Guadalupe Clean Up Project – April 8

Volunteer Project: Rio Guadalupe Cleanup
Saturday, April 8, 2017

New Mexico Trout has a tradition of welcoming the Spring opening of FR 376 between the Gilman Tunnels and Porter’s Landing with a volunteer trash pickup. That Forest Service road provides access to our Rio Guadalupe home water and it accumulates a lot of roadside trash over a season’s heavy use by the many people who visit that corridor. Doing these annual cleanups is one way we can express our thanks for the wonderful trout fishing opportunities the Rio Guadalupe affords, while we help maintain it in a state that we like to visit. Continue reading

Thank you, Fred & Trish Breslin

Lance Leach, Trish Breslin, Fred Breslin

Long time members Fred & Trish Breslin were presented with a plaque and gift certificate for their many contributions to New Mexico Trout, especially  for the generous support and many donations over the years for the New Mexico Trout Conclave.

Many many thanks.

Bill Frangos selected as PHW Volunteer of the Year

Bill Frangos, Project Healing Waters Volunteer of the Year

Bill Frangos was selected as the Project Healing Waters Southwest Region’s Volunteer of the Year from among over 300 volunteers.  Bill leads the fly tying portion of the New Mexico Trout sponsored PHW program at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center.  This part of the year fly fishing long program meets weekly five months of the year and Bill has not missed a fly tying session since the program started over 8 years ago.  Bill also supports the program’s casting and educational meetings the rest of the year.  He is a veteran himself and has a major positive impact on those veterans that enter and stay with the PHW fly fishing program and he is more than deserving of this award.

> Dave Patton

March General Meeting – March 14

New catch and release quality waters on the Rio Chama!

Noah Parker of Land of Enchantment Guides will discuss the new catch and release water designation which was recently approved by the NM Game Commission.  We expect Noah will tell a little about the history of this initiative, the specifics of what part of the Rio Chama is in this section and, of course, recommendations on the great fishing opportunity these waters present.

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: McCall Preforming Arts Center, choir room at Sandia Prep.

If you want to get reminders, join our Meetup page and RSVP to this event.

2017 Conclave raffle

We’ve got a lot of good stuff to raffle. Here’s a partial list:

  • Complete fly-tying desk
  • Boots, waders and landing nets
  • Discounts on gear from Galvan, Winston, St. Croix and Renzetti rods
  • 2 custom-made bamboo rods
  • Guided and unguided fly-fishing trips
  • Lodging at Soaring Eagle Lodge, Navajo Dam and the Pecos
  • Framed prints, sand painting, woodburning art, quits
  • Hand-made walnut wood portable fly tying box
  • Rods, reels, line and flies – too many to list
  • Day passes to private fishing places
  • Packs, gear bags, vests
  • Vise
  • And much more

Raffle tickets are $1 and $5. Several items are for silent auction bid and many others for direct sale (garage sale).

You can purchase tickets at Los Pinos and Charlie’s up to Thursday; or online until Friday. Tickets will also be available at the door. More details on the main Conclave page.

2017 Conclave Schedule

Time Activity In theater In Heath Board Room
8:30 on Registration in the entry to the Student Center
9:00–9:30 Program Welcome & introductions
9:30 on Demonstrations, fly-tying and bamboo rod building, Game & Fish in Student Center
Raffle tickets on sale in Student Center
9:30–10:30 Program George Daniel. Nymphing 2.0 – tight line & suspension tactics Gregg Flores. Trout fishing in New Mexico, a visual journey
10:45–11:45 Program George Daniel. Strip set-streamer strategies Gregg Flores. Trout fishing in New Mexico, a visual journey
11:45–1:00 Lunch in Student Center, book signing & raffle sales
1:00–2:00 Beginning fly-casting in Quad (outside) George Daniel. Nymphing 2.0 – tight line & suspension tactics Peggy Harrell-Nesbit. Fly fishing for women
2:15–3:15 Fly-casting for women, Peggy Harrell-Nesbit in Quad (outside) George Daniel. Strip set-streamer strategies Gregg Flores. Trout fishing in New Mexico, a visual journey
Until 4:00 Book signing & raffle tickets on sale in Student Center
4:00–5:00 Raffle drawing in Student Center