Conclave

New Mexico Trout will hold its 36th Annual Conclave and fundraising event on Saturday, February 8th from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the UNM Continuing Education Bldg, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM.

We will have a CTS carbon fiber rod as a door prize (10’, 3 wt). Everyone has an equal chance to win this great rod.

The always-popular raffle gives you a chance on great prizes including guided trips. This year we will offer $20, $50 and $100 ticket packs.

The “garage sale” will continue at this year’s Conclave. Please contact us at www.newmexicotrout@gmail.com if you wish to make a donation to the raffle or have items to donate for the garage sale.

Fly tying demonstrations will be going on throughout the day.

Admission to the Conclave is $20 for members and non-members (members will receive a $20 raffle pack). In an effort to keep the ticket price low, lunch is not included in the ticket price this year, but we will have a donut and coffee food truck in the morning, and two food trucks at lunch. We have two rooms available for you to relax and enjoy your lunch. Admission for kids age 13 and younger is free when accompanied by a paying adult. The raffle will include some kids-only items (must be present to win).

Tickets will be available at online and at the Los Pinos Fly Shop, 4360 Cutler Ave NE.

This year the presenters are Brian O’Keefe and Geri Meyer. They are accomplished fly-fishing instructors, guides, photographers, columnists, and conservationists. Each will give a series of informational and educational talks throughout the day.

Brian has combined a lifetime of fly fishing photography with a lot of serious fly fishing. He sold his first fly fishing photo when he was 16. That was 49 years ago! Since then, he was been very busy trying to fish and photo as many interesting places as possible. His angling travels have taken him to distant destinations like Cuba, Tonga, Bikini Atoll, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Kashmir, England, Brazil, Nicaragua and many more. As much as he likes trips to the Bahamas, Belize, the Yucatan, etc., He is just as much a home water fisherman. He moved to Central Oregon in 1975 and guided on the Deschutes in the late 70’s. Near his home in Powell Butte, Oregon he has enjoyed the Metolius River, Deschutes River, Crooked River and John Day River and many lakes in Central Oregon.

He has enjoyed a working relationship with many fly fishing magazines, plus Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Outside Magazine, newspapers and many tackle catalogs, books and websites.

We look forward to Brian’s visit to New Mexico to share a lot of cool photos, stories and fly fishing information.

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