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 . . .
This Colorado River cutthroat, from southern Utah, displays dark, rich colors.
Photo by Mike Hadley
Considered one of the more beautiful trout in North America, the Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus) once inhabited the high-elevation streams and lakes of the Green . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . .
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 . . .
This week we have a timely podcast—fishing for large brown trout in the fall. Noah Parker from Land of Enchantment Guides in New Mexico tells us how they fish for large browns during the late . . .
The Gila trout is one of the toughest “life list” trout species to find.
Photo by Christ Hunt, Trout Unlimited
Although one does not usually associate trout with the Sonoran Desert environment of Arizona and New Mexico, the Gila trout—as well as its close relative, the Apache trout—has survived in. . .
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. . .