December General Meeting

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December General Meeting
This month's meeting will be held Tuesday, December 12, at 7:00 PM in the McCall Performing Arts Center at Sandia Prep. Marc Wethington, NMDGF Navajo Dam Biologist, will discuss San Juan fisheries studies and current fishing on the San JuanRiver ... Read More

2018 Conclave – March 24

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2018 Conclave – March 24
The featured speakers are Dave & Emily Whitlock and Bob Widgren ... Read More

It’s time to renew your membership

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It's time to renew your membership
Mike Maes, Membership Chair NMT members, the time of year is here to renew your membership for 2017. Our membership is based on the calendar year: 1 January - 31 December. Your membership in New Mexico Trout is crucial to our ability to preserve and enhance trout habitat and trout fishing in NM. We are in coordination with the Valles Caldera National Preserve to install a fish barrier on the Rio de Los Indios and our initial estimate is that we may be contributing up to $10,000. We need your support. We have several forms of membership and sponsorship: Regular Family Junior (under 21) Life Member Individual Sponsor Business Sponsor Corporate Sponsor $30 annual $35 annual $15 annual $500 one-time payment $60 annual $150 annual $250 annual And there are several convenient ways to renew your membership:
  1. Renew online! If you have already registered and are logged in, all your contact information will be automicatically filled in.
  2. Renew by mail. Fill in your information and send the form to your self to mail in with a payment.
  3. Come to our monthly meeting, fill out and drop off an updated membership form and we'll take care of the restTypes of membership:
If you have any questions,contact Mike Maes or any one of the NMT Board of Directors ... Read More

Reminiscences of an Old Fly Fisherman

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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 force to the various parts of the rod depending on the amount of force applied.  So a little force bends the tip and more force transmits to heavier parts of the rod right down to the grip.  This applies whether casting or retrieving the line.  Much has been written about casting and I want to address retrieving, where the action is! In retrieving mode the rod tip should be held close to the water and pointing in the direction the line lies.  Holding the rod tip up makes a belly from the tip down to the water.   When a fish strikes, the slack in the belly must be taken up before the hook can be set.  This split second can allow the fish to spit out the hook.  Holding the rod down makes the line straight to the hook, causing immediate hooking.  Also, holding the rod down and pointing down ... Read More

Meet the Board: outreach committee

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Meet Kathy Andreson and Barbara Yelverton, Outreach Committee Chairs Kathy and Barb are new members of NMTrout and have only recently been working with the Board to develop materials for outreach to young fisher persons. Barb discovered the group through her interest in Fly Tying and renewed interest in trout fishing. Kathy was then coaxed into revisiting trout fishing as well. The outreach project is a way for both to give back to the community and volunteer their professional services. Watch for information soon! Kathy and Barbara current consult with The Synergy Group, Ltd. having left Public School Education. Both continuing to facilitate, train and consult with groups across the state as they visit the local fishing opportunities. The San Juan is a favorite! ... Read More
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