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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. Continue reading
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
- 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.
|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|
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.
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 lunch.