By Larry Trussell
I just returned from one of the most enjoyable fishing trips that I have experienced. At the NMT Conclave in March, I put all of my raffle tickets into the guided trip offerings, and was fortunate enough to win an all day, guided trip for two on the San Juan provided by Rainbow Lodge & Resolution Guide Service.
I talked my brother into going with me and when we started making arrangements, our first inclination was to drive to Aztec, NM and spend the night at a motel. Then, in the morning, drive to the river and meet with our guide. After discussing these arrangements with my brother, we decided to stay on the river at the Rainbow Lodge. I can’t tell you how happy I am that we made the decision to stay at Rainbow Lodge instead of spending the night in Aztec.
When we arrived at the lodge, Steve provided us with a tour of the lodge and our suite, introduced us to the chef, and discussed the dinner menu. That’s what I call hospitality. The accommodations and service were first class, and they certainly went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed our stay.
We enjoyed having separate bedrooms; it helped each of us to get a full night’s uninterrupted sleep. Also, I can’t say enough about the meals that we enjoyed. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was impeccable.
My brother usually fishes only when the trip involves business development. But we went there to fish period. However, even he enjoyed the fishing and hospitality so much that he wants to return and enjoy it again. Our guide, Mark, did such a good job of putting us on fish with the right setup that by the end of the day we were physically worn out from catching so many large, healthy fish.
I want to thank Rainbow Lodge and Resolution Guide Service for offering the trip at the Conclave. I was really fortunate to win it and I and would recommend them to anyone wanting to fish the San Juan.[Rainbow Lodge and Resolution Guide Service] From September 2013 newsletter