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
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2017 Conclave Wrap Up
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.
2017 Conclave raffle
The 2017 conclave has got a lot of good stuff to raffle, including gear, clothing, art and guide services.
2017 Conclave Schedule
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.
Identify the Stream Contest
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 numbe
2017 Conclave - purchase tickets online
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.