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.

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

Identify the Stream Contest

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Mystery Spot #1

This year the Conclave will include an “Identify the Stream” contest to test and reward attendees’ ability to recognize New Mexico fishing waters. Photos of approximately ten streams, identified only by a number, will be posted around the Sandia Prep Commons area during the Conclave.

Each photo will be of a stream in New Mexico on public land or on land accessible to the public without charge. The stream will be known to harbor fish targeted by fly anglers. The photos will include enough of the surroundings to give contestants a reasonable, but not necessarily easy, chance to identify the stream segment.

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Mystery Spot #2

Entry sheets will be provided that ask contestants to list the stream and the particular reach for each photo. Points will be awarded for correctly naming the stream and the particular segment pictured. One entry per person. No entry fee. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.

2017 Conclave

The 2017 New Mexico Trout Conclave will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The featured speakers are George Daniel, the noted author and lecturer, Greg Flores, guide and fly fishing cinematographer, and Peggy Harrell-Nesbit of Fisheads San Juan River Lodge.  Each will give a series of talks throughout the day. Ms. Harrell-Nesbit’s presentation will focus on topics of particular interest to women. The Conclave will also include clinics on beginning and advanced fly-casting (weather permitting), fishing knots, fly tying demonstrations, and split bamboo fly rod building. The Conclave will feature the always-popular raffle of donated gear and guided fly fishing trips.

This year the Conclave will include an “Identify the Stream” contest to test and reward attendees’ ability to recognize New Mexico fishing waters.  Photos of approximately ten streams, identified only by a number, will be posted around the Sandia Prep Commons area during the Conclave.

Each photo will be of a stream in New Mexico on public land or on land accessible to the public without charge. The stream will be known to harbor fish targeted by fly anglers. The photos will include enough of the surroundings to give contestants a reasonable, but not necessarily easy, chance to identify the stream segment.

Entry sheets will be provided that ask contestants to list the stream and the particular reach for each photo. Points will be awarded for correctly naming the stream and the particular segment pictured. One entry per person. No entry fee. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.

Admission to the Conclave is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, which includes lunch for tickets purchased by February 6, 2017. Admission for kids age 16 and younger is free, but they must register by February 6 to get lunch. The raffle will include some kids-only items, but they must be present to participate in the raffle.

Tickets are available on our website (click here) and at Charlie’s and Los Pinos fly shops.

Ron Loehman and Lance Leach,
2017 Conclave co-chairmen


Other articles about the 2017 Conclave

Conclave Photos

March 8
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2017 Conclave Wrap Up

March 8
Our 2017 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. read more...

2017 Conclave raffle

February 9
The 2017 conclave has got a lot of good stuff to raffle, including gear, clothing, art and guide services. read more...

2017 Conclave Schedule

February 8
For those of you who have been asking, here is the schedule for the 2017 Conclave. Tickets are still on sale at Los Pinos, Charlie's and our website. read more...

Identify the Stream Contest

January 10
This year the Conclave will include an "Identify the Stream" contest to test and reward attendees' ability to recognize New Mexico fishing waters. Photos of approximately ten streams, identified only by a read more...

2017 Conclave - purchase tickets online

December 29
Online ticket sales have been closed. Tickets will be for sale at the Conclave, starting at 8:30 in the theater lobby at Sandia Prep. Lunches have been ordered based on the number of tickets sold as of Thursday, so pack your own read more...