Fly of the Month – Louie’s NZ Cicada

Fly of the Month – Louie’s NZ Cicada

The tape wings on my cicada may come apart after a few fish have eaten it. This causes the fly to spin when cast, twisting up the tippet. But when it hits the water the tippet unwinds and causes the fly to flip over and over – just like a struggling cicada. Whack! The best presentation is to plop the bug down loudly, then dead drift it. Don’t set the hook too quickly when a fish rises. Let it take it down and then tighten up. It’s a lot like dry fly fishing for steelhead. Set too soon and you’ll miss it.

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Meet the Board – Joe Raymond, Outings

Meet the Board – Joe Raymond, Outings

I am excited to be a member of this great club and I look forward to participating in river conservation projects, fishing trips, as well as fly tying classes. I would like to make myself available as a fly fishing trip coordinator (if there is such  a thing) for the New Mexico Trout organization. My goal is to connect members, organize trips and assist in getting interested parties together and on the water in a safe and fun manner. “Wacking Fatties” or landing big browns is of course our main objective while ensuring we protect our natural environment and pass along something better than we found it.

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