Thank you, Fred & Trish Breslin

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Thank you, Fred & Trish 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 ... Read More

Bill Frangos selected as PHW Volunteer of the Year

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Bill Frangos selected as PHW 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 ... Read More

March General Meeting – March 14

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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 ... Read More

Conclave Photos

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Conclave Photos

2017 Conclave Wrap Up

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2017 Conclave Wrap Up
Our NM Trout Conclave was an outstanding success. Compliments were heard from many long-time members and even our key note speaker, George Daniel, was impressed with how smoothly everything ran and the high degree of involvement by rank and file NMT members. Coming from George, that says a lot. He is in high demand as a speaker, and is on the road almost half of the year. A special thanks to Ron Loehman and Lance Leach, this year’s conclave co-chairmen, the Board of Directors and to all of you who pitched in throughout the day or who came out to help us set up and then tear down. The ever popular bucket raffle had something for everyone. Thank you to our generous business sponsors and individual donors who made it happen. All told, we raised over $6,000 between the raffle and admissions. We’ve started the planning for next year. As always, we graciously accept any volunteer support and we welcome your feedback and suggestions for next year. Yes, we will have COOKIES for afternoon snacks in 2018! ... Read More

2017 Conclave raffle

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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 ... Read More