by Mark Kalin
Wayne Thurber, flyshop owner and guide, journeyed to Albuquerque from his northern New Mexico home to present an update an fishing conditions in the waters of the Enchanted Circle area. He operates Dos Amigos Anglers flyshops and guide services in Taos, Red River, and Eagle Nest, and lives near Angel Fire. To drive the Enchanted Circle is to make scenic trip through some of northern New Mexico’s high country that can include Taos, Questa, Red River, Eagle Nest, and Angel Fire.
Wayne made informative observations specific to individual streams as well as lakes in this part of the state, including the Rio Grande, Red River, Rio Hondo, Rio Cimarron, streams of the Little Rio Grande watershed, as well as the Valle Vidal, and Eagle Nest and Cabresto Lakes.
Although his locale received a moisture-laden storm in early November, Wayne said that the area is still behind normal precipitation levels. However, near to mid-term forecasts have him optimistic about fishing prospects for 2015. Wayne announced that Dos Amigos Anglers, which he advertises as “Fly Fishing Without the Attitude,” will be pleased to respond to anglers’ questions regarding current conditions, water levels, recommended destinations, and flies. Our thanks to Wayne for a well-received program.