San Juan River Enhancements Planned

San Juan River Enhancements Planned
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish began a river enhancement project in December on the San Juan River from Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018 ... Read More

Meet the Board – Rick Luitich

Meet the Board – Rick Luitich
Shortly after relocating to Albuquerque while completing a career as a trainer for a major insurance carrier, I joined New Mexico Trout as a way to give a little back to the sport that has given my life so many hours of distraction, enjoyment and a few other emotions. My fishing career is a typical saga that began at an early age on the edge of a stream with a pole, a hook and a worm. In those days many a Saturday morning began with a sunrise hike to the stream to fishing the day away with friends. I followed the natural progression for many fishermen in the Finger Lakes region (Upstate New York) to bass fishing with artificial lures, medium-heavy rods and a bass boat for the next several decades. But, every year on opening day of trout season there I was back to pole, hook and worm, bait fishing for trout. The beginning of the end was set in motion when I pointed out the inconsistencies of our fishing tactics to my friend and challenging the both of us to learn how to catch trout without using bait. Thus began my fly fishing addiction. The next brilliant idea I had was how we could save a lot of money by tying our own flies, but that is another story that can be heard at Tuesday night Fly Tiers Round Table. For the next seven years I learned to swing streamers for steelhead and salmon, indicator fish egg patterns, ... Read More

Rio Ruidoso Reclassification as ‘Cool Water’ Stream

Rio Ruidoso Reclassification as 'Cool Water' Stream
The combination of warm temperatures, low atmospheric pressures that occur at relatively high elevation and low dissolved oxygen are the basis for reclassifcation of the Rio Ruidoso ... Read More

Dave Whitlock biography

Dave Whitlock biography
Thirty-eight years ago Dave pooled his talents in painting, illustrating, writing, photography, fly fishing and lecturing, resigned his position as a research chemist, and embarked on a new career as a full-time professional in the arts of fly fishing. Dave’s art and writing appear regularly in many fly fishing and sport publications. He has written 4 books, demonstrated his fly fishing, fly tying and teaching skills in 10 videos and coauthored, contributed to or illustrated more than 20 other books. Dave is also known internationally for his innovative fly tying designs, including the popular Dave’s Hopper. Dave has taught flyfishing around the world, and he and his wife Emily shared the magic of fly fishing at their Whitlock Fly Fishing School for10 years. Dave’s experience and creative outlook on the whole spectrum of fly fishing have earned him the reputation of being one of the top professional fly fishers in the sport. Editors note: Dave is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Don’t miss the chance to share some time with this great mentor of our sport! Visit Dave’s website.
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February General Meeting

February General Meeting
Richard Summervile will talk about fishing the San Pedro Wilderness. It is a fairly close area with good fishing, so anywhere from a good day trip to an overnight camp. As you would expect, the further you walk the more plentiful and larger the fish, but a good local place to check-out ... Read More

Thank you to our 2017 business sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 business sponsors
We thank these sponsors for supporting our conservation efforts ... Read More

Fly of the Month – Santa Claus Fly

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This is a fun fly to make for the holiday seasons ... Read More

Peralta Creek After the Las Conchas Fire

Peralta Creek After the Las Conchas Fire
We revisted Peralta Canyon, site of the 2011 Los Conchas Fire. We found that the canyon and the creek were mostly unaffected by the fire ... Read More
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