Changes to fisheries regulations coming

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Changes to fisheries regulations coming
The New Mexico Game & Fish Commission has proposed changes to the state fisheries regulations.. These include language changes and updates, as well as adding a new table on special trout waters. Read the documents: 19.31.4 NMAC Fisheries Rule New Mexico Trout has written a favorable response comment, as seen here. The rule changes will be finalized at the next Fish & Game Commission meeting,  November 16 in Elephant Butte ... Read More

Save the date!

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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

September General Meeting – September 12

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September General Meeting – September 12
Monthly meetings will start on Tuesday September 12. At the first meeting Coleen Caldwell, who heads up the Cooperative Fishery Unit at New Mexico State University, will give a presentation on research the Unit is conducting on Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Don't miss it ... Read More

Fly Tying Tips

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Fly Tying Tips
From Wes Bigney, New Mexico Trout Jump to a topic…
  1. Thread Use
  2. Getting the Most of a Bobbin
  3. Elimination of Ker-Flop
  4. Feathers and Tying On
  5. Elk Hair Caddis
  6. Hair Wings on Wet Flies
  7. Hair Wings on Dry Flies
  8. Posts for Parachutes
  9. Parachutes
  10. Handling Buck Tail
  11. Spinning Buck Tail
  12. Tinsel Streamer Bodies
  13. The Whip Finish
  14. Hook Extraction
Preface IMPORTANT If you intend to tie a pattern you have never tied, from a book or magazine photo, you are entertaining the probability that your first try will be a honking, ugly, klunker.  Do not be defeated, demoralized, or embarrassed, for you will not be alone!  Every tier has had this experience. Put another hook (one size larger) in the vice and copy the klunker, making adjustments to the new materials so it will look better.  It may take three or four tries before you get it to look right.  When you perfect the pattern, take a razor and slide it along the shanks of the klunkers to recover and reuse the hooks. 1. Thread Use Do not start thread close behind the eye – it only makes for a large head that is difficult to whip finish.  Start the thread ½ inch back from the eye.
  1. Tie in body material with butts facing toward eye and the material pointing back over the bend.
  2. Advance the thread to the tie off point (where the body ends). Now use the body material to wind over the tie in thread and ... Read More

Annual Rio Guadalupe Clean Up Project – April 8

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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 ... Read More

April General Meeting – April 11

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April General Meeting - April 11
Cicil Rich, Fisheries Biologist for the Santa Fe National Forest, will discuss fishing programs and opportunities in the Santa Fe National Forest. Time: 7:00 pm Location: Sandia Preparatory School, McCall Preforming Arts Center, Room 712 If you want to get reminders, join our Meetup page and RSVP to this event ... Read More