Podcast: The Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout of New Mexico

This week, we are talking about native trout, specifically the Rio Grande cutthroat of New Mexico. It’s a story of two communities–one a small New Mexico town and the other the Taos Pueblo tribe–told by Toner Mitchell of Trout . . .

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Story and Photos: A Four Corners Fly-Fishing Extravaganza

We launched our journey from scalding hot valley of Phoenix, and headed for the 46-degree Colorado River tailwater in Lee’s Ferry. We were lucky enough to catch a special time on this unbelievable fishery, the summer cicada sing. This white noise . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Fishing During Runoff

Written by: Emily Roley, Taos Fly Shop


When the river is high and wading is difficult, stay out of the water and fish the edges.
Photo by Lisa Savard

If you have lived in the West for very long, you know that it is a fool’s errand to claim that spring has sprung before you turn the calendar to May. April in the Rockies is glorious, if not . . .

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Pro Tips: Doc’s Top 5 Trico Patterns

It’ s Trico time on many trout rivers and streams, especially here in New Mexico. Tricos adults have three tails with a small, black body and clear-to-whitish wings similar to scotch tape. Tricos are . . .

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9 Patterns for the Tax Day Caddis Hatch

Written by: Doc Thompson


During caddis season, it helps to carry a variety of useful patterns.
Photo courtesy Doc Thompson

The Caddis hatch is happening on the Rio Grande right now, which got me to thinking of some productive caddisfly patterns. The water is a bit high but definitely fishing and seeing some. . .

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Video: Toe to Toe with Trout


Marty and guide Chris Taylor celebrate another rainbow trout from the San Juan.

If you think that fly fishing is a difficult sport, check out this inspirational video about a woman named Marty Loudder–an associate dean and professor of accounting at Texas A&M–who decided to . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXXI: Nick Streit


Nick shows off a gorgeous brown trout from a spring creek in Patagonia.
Photos courtesy Nick Streit

Nick Streit owns and operates Taos Fly Shop in Taos, New Mexico. He is the son of the shop’s founder, Taylor Streit, a legendary guide and author. When he was 17 years old, Nick. . .

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