Meet the Board - Jan Rosenthal & Elizabeth Noyes, Newsletter Editors

Meet the Board – Jan Rosenthal & Elizabeth Noyes, Newsletter Editors

We are lucky to have two women taking up the all-important job of sending out the newsletter. Jan is an electronics technical evaluator and Elizabeth is a retired veterinarian. Be sure to send them your news and articles ... Read More
March General Meeting

March General Meeting

The March 2021 online meeting will feature Thomas Archdeacon of USFWS, talking about the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Rio Guadalupe Nominated for Outstanding National Resource Water

Rio Guadalupe Nominated for Outstanding National Resource Water

by Ron Loehman, Conservation Chair The following is an excerpt from the NM Trout’s testimonial submitted in support of the Rio Guadalupe nomination as Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW). The Rio Guadalupe exhibits all of the characteristics of an Outstanding National Resource Water. It is a delightful, free-flowing stream with high water quality in an exceptional scenic setting that is a treasured recreational resource. The Rio Guadalupe arises at about 7200 feet in elevation in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains at the confluence of the Rio Cebolla and the Rio de las Vacas, the site of the old settlement of Porter’s ... Read More
Women on the Water - February update

Women on the Water – February update

by Mary Rosel, Women’s Activities Chair We are still in our Winter season but Spring is around the corner.  The wonderful part about living in this beautiful Land of Enchantment is the many beautiful sunny days.  Those days provide opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities and even fish!  Fishing in winter can be a lot of fun. Women on the Water met on January 28th and had a successful planning session.  It was a great turnout.  We worked on putting into place some activities for 2021, keeping in mind the pandemic.  The group agreed to have some general requirements when participating ... Read More
In Remembrance, Thomas Peña

In Remembrance, Thomas Peña

By DJ Patton, Project Healing Waters Thomas Peña, born in Albuquerque, NM, passed away at UNMH in Albuquerque after loosing his battle with liver disease on January 23, 2021, at sixty-five years old. Thomas was truly a renaissance man. He was a published author and photographer, world-traveler, ESL instructor, loving husband and father, home chef and baker par excellence, and fly fishing instructor extraordinaire. He was a lifelong learner, and attended college at California State University, Los Angeles, Universidad Compultense de Madrid, and the University of New Mexico studying studio art and Spanish language and literature. He proudly served his country ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Is it time to renew your membership?

Is it time to renew your membership?

NMT members, the time of year is here to renew your membership for 2021. Our membership is based on the calendar year: 1 January – 31 December ... Read More