Monday, March 9, 2009

Fly Fishing New Mexico..Fishing State of The Week

Fish New Mexico..I do and I love It! Here are just a few good Rivers to choose from

#1. Pecos River The Pecos flows due south out of the gorgeous basin of the Pecos Wilderness. Though only about 45 miles from Santa Fe, this forested watershed is nearly pristine. Trout are plentiful and fly fishing i ...
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing New Mexico"Terrero , NM - Fly-Fishing
#2. Red River The Red River is born peacefully in alpine lakes under New Mexico’s highest mountains. But then, in a mad dash for the Rio Grande, it drops 6,000' in 20 miles, passing first through the town of Red Ri ...
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing New Mexico"Red River , NM - Fly-Fishing
#3. San Juan River Best rainbow water in the United States? That’s up to you. Here’s a riddle: Why were San Juan rainbows called “rattling trout?” Answer: “Because they gorged on freshwater snails.” Second Riddle: “Why ...
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"Turley , NM - Fly-Fishing
#4. Cimarron River Though seldom wider than 20', the Cimarron takes up a big space in the New Mexico fly fishing scene. It’s a very popular tailwater fishery swarming with fat brown trout. It also fishes best when most ...
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing New Mexico"Eagle Nest , NM - Fly-Fishing
#5. Gila River There are better places to catch bigger trout. This is about getting way back in a perfect world and then going fly fishing—alone! With 3.3 million acres of national forest, nearly a third of it wilde ...
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing New Mexico"Silver City , NM - Fly-Fishing


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2 comments:

Fly Fishing Frenzy said...

I liked the list. I have fished the San Juan but none of the others and from my experience on the San Juan I can't imagine another river in NM topping it.

Troutdawg said...

Yeah no kidding, the San juan especially in Feb/March hard to beat! If I didn't have a Saltwater bug now I would be there in a heartbeat. Definitely making that way in the Fall and carry some size #24-28 micro flies :)