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New Mexico

Can Someone Please ID This Insect?
One afternoon I seined the San Juan River in Northern New Mexico to try and determine what the fish were rising to. My sein trapped a very odd insect (seen below) besides a lot of (expected) midges. &
Feather Emporium - HEADS UP!!
Patriot, In no way did I think you were ranting. My comments come from my skeptical nature. Still, consider me warned. Opinions from established members of the forum are a good cut above those of co
Just got a skiff!
Good looking boat.  I hope you get as much enjoyment out of yours as I do out of mine.     ALWAYS wear your PFD when underway.  (Get an inflatable and wear it all the time is
Crafty Layered Shrimp
This is technically a brown shrimp imitation, but I think it could work (even at this coloration) for other shrimp as well.  You could also tie this in other colors also.  Its flashy, and ha
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
Does anyone know of a spray or powder to make neoprene waders easier to put on and take off?  WD-40?    Kidding, of course.  Or has someone already tried this?????   My old Or
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
The San Juan River is one of the most popular and productive river in the United States.  Possibly the world.  Located in North West New Mexico, in the middle of a desert, this tailwater is
Veevus 50 Denier - Amazing thread
@planettrout   I found your website very interesting and entertaining.  I did a quick search to see if you have ever fished our San Juan River here in Northern New Mexico.  I did not se
Any snake ID out there?
Guerrero, Mexico, huh?  Jaguars are the least of your worries down there.   Bugs and drug cartels come to mind ...    Be careful and have a good time.
Jo-Ann Fabrics Haul
I've been tying a lot of midge larva, pupa and adults for my up coming trip to the San Juan river in Northern New Mexico.  But, I ran out of the Larva Lace that I had been using.  A look aro
Crazy Brown Shrimp
Brown shrimp are one of the most common foods for many of the fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.  From Redfish, to Speckled trout, to Permit and even flounder.  All of these species eat bro
Need some info on this Sage rod
@Rocco @Dave G. @Capt Bob LeMay @flytire @spiralspey   A big "Thank You!!" to all of you who have responded to my query.   I feel that I owe all of you a bit of history on myself, so for the
Found a great source for Miyuki 3.4mm Fringe Seed beads
@Tom Cummings   What did you mean when you wrote, " I buy the beads made for us now."?   My info came from the Autumn 2017 issue of Fly Tyer. On page 38 is an article by Hans van K
tiny fly questions
My preferred trout water is the San Juan river in Northern New Mexico.  From past experience most mayflies are typically a size #20 or #22.  Midges, which is the predominate fish food, range
U.P. Trip Report (photo heavy)
I wish we had your salmon runs and steel heads BTW I am from Auxvasse,, you're a Mexico boy aren't you I am sorry I screwed this post up
Surf fishing in Pensacola, FL area
Golfing? I would much rather fling a buggy whip around than pay to chase a little white ball around. We had crappy weather at Mexico beach last month my two days there as well but I still got two firs
Smallmouth On The Fly
Smallmouth Bass are scrappy fighters that are willing to eat a large variety of baits.  They are fun to catch with conventional gear, and an absolute blast on a fly rod.  Especially when fis
Monster Bugger
Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created.  They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish.  From freshwater fish like trout, bass
If you're renting ... then use this year to prepare to buy.  In most cases, you can get a nicer place than you're renting, and pay about 2/3 for mortgage.  It is considerably less expensive
Fishing on the San Juan and one Big Brown!
Well this video was a few months in the making.  On my 2nd episode I met Joe out on the river.  We were both fishing the San Juan River and struck up a conversation.  He told me he made
Caddis Nymph - tied with Catgut
Ha! The problem with that for me is I live at almost 9500 feet elevation in northern New Mexico. The only kitties wondering my neighborhood are also called mountain lions. I'm leaving them alone! Joe
WILD BROWN Trout in Colorado
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Animas River in Durango, CO
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Winter Fly Fishing The ANIMAS River
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Feb flies from the vise
midge box done and ready for a possible trip to colorado/montana/wyoming/new mexico Speaking for the
Natural Dun Float
Not sure I follow your reasoning. Presuming that you are making a straight cast, not messing around with complex currents the fly will float downstream tail first from a downstream cast. The leader
Finally I caught a trout Fly Fishing on the San Juan River!
Hey that looks like me on the river! And all the yeti sightings in New Mexico the last few years have been actually just me standing by a river and groaning
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
If you haven't ever fly fished the quality waters on the San Juan River in New Mexico, you are missing out.  Trout are everywhere, and its difficult not to hook a few.  The problem there tho
Cabela's 30% Off Fly Tying
Funny guy ... but you're right.  Logansport's gone downhill since the day I left.  It was so much MORE when I lived there.   Eel and Wabash ... I learned to fish on those two rivers. &#
I lost a monster trout. Such a frustrating day on the river.
If you haven't ever fly fished the quality waters on the San Juan River in New Mexico, you are missing out. Trout are everywhere, and its difficult not to hook a few. The problem there though is that
Fishing lanyard SBS
Last week I was fishing the San Juan River in Northern New Mexico and paid a visit to the shop that McFlyLures works at. He posts in this forum and makes some good videos as well.     Anyway
Hello from Missouri
Thanks for the welcome, everybody. Bryon, I'm up north of Kansas City. Been out near Mexico a few times. Nice part of the state.
Starburst Brown Shrimp
Brown shrimp are a very common food source for many fish.  I used to fish quite regularly in the gulf of mexico, and it was probably the most common bait people used out there.  Many fish li
To weedguard or not?
In Mexico I am not sure if he will need them, in places like Biscayne Bay and the Caymans, for sure since of the amount of turtle grass... Either ask him or do some research but remember that you can
Bunny Gill Streamer Fly
bream is a common name in the usa stand corrected... so it's just me and my fellow fishing buddies that don't use that term I guess... haha. Eit
Because I'm a dumb hick from New Mexico ha ha
Learning the salt and the keys
Lol. First Kentucky is not up north. Sunscreen I agree. I've travelled fairly extensively Florida sun mild compared to the Baja, Death Valley, and the Kalahari but I appreciate the concern. Second
casting distance?
Mike, lol when I fish freshwater I bet most of my casts are in the 50' range just because I dont need the distance, but fishing the salt it seems like your always just a bit short. Piker, I want to e
Soft Hackle Flies
Years ago I made annual trips out west,,, live in New England.   Read all the books and tied up the popular Western patterns.   In northern New Mexico I found a nice large pool with good vis
I've been fortunate
Well I don't know if "fortunate to live in" and "South Alabama" should ever exist in the same sentence... I lived in the REAL south Alabama (Houston County, outside Dothan) for four years and I can sa
  toilets that need repair     flytire, you think your toilet is a problem. A friend from the other board bought a Perfect from me. He lives near Tulsa and I'm not that far out of t
China direct reels, anyone has one...?
You *do* realize that China and Korea are two different places, right?   Reminds me of a line from The Replacements with Keanu Reeves where Jumbo tells Jamal  "You do realize that China and
Bennett Springs
I live in Mexico,MO and have fished it many times over the years.  For up to date reports check out Weavers weekly posts during the season.   Biggest problem with Bennett is it gets too crow
You're invited on a "One Fly" fishing contest
  I know this is make believe, but are there really even trout in Oklahoma?  Probably .... it the Winn Dixie Seafood section.   Mike Chell if you Google "where to find trout in
Im back! A Transparent baitfish I call the Glass Candy
Hey guys, I just finished the ridiculously long process of moving from California to New Mexico.  I finally was able to unpack all my stuff, and setup for a quick video.  I now have a bit mo
The Golden Gotcha
Here's our twist on one of the most effective flies for bonefish from the Indo-Pacific to the Bahamas, Belize, and Mexico. A good customer of ours who frequently fishes the Abacos reported that the fi
Mojo Bass Fly Rod
I just did a little research on the topic and came across some interesting (to me anyway) details.   Scott is also in the short bass rod business.    One of the chief advantages cited i
Get your road kill, while you can.
I draw the line at road kill skunk. But I do watch for freshly killed squirrel. In Texas, we have plenty of armadillos, but they have no fur, so forget them.   Bill When I worked in Mexico I
Catgut Nymph
All of those flies are woven; I enjoy weaving.  I use either Shuck Yarn from the Mad Scientist at Fly Tying Dungeon (I get a kick out of that character), catgut, or horse mane.  Of the
We paddle miles sometimes, sometimes not.  The farthest we have paddled on the coast is 6 miles one way, and the same back.  I have friends at Corpus who paddle to the rigs routinely, the cl
Peacock - Now endangered
U.S. Customs agents go out of their way to prove that they are as brain dead as anything drawing breath. I got held up at the Mexican border for 3 days because the agent in charge was sure that my Hof
Berry's Hedgehog Salmonfly (variation) SBS
Beautiful, as always, Scott. Late last July, on the Rio Costilla in the Valle Vidal in northern New Mexico (in a cold rain), the only dry fly the cutthroats would even look at was a yellow version of
Rods on planes
I have flown Delta, Air Transport and Frontier with no issues. Air Mexico was okay on the way to my destination, then pulled some b.s. On the way back. After being as nice as I could and not hitting
Grand Junction, CO?
Sorry I missed this thread. I have lived in GJ all my 53 years, and love it. As stated above, there are many fishing opportunities near here. Not a lot of trout fishing in town, but a lot of warm wate
scissors for fly tying
Fiskars used to make fly tying scissors in Wausau, WI where they had a factory and design center. Now that was moved to Mexico and then to China. These fly tying scissors are 4' long with fine tips. &
oldie but a newbe
I joined back in 2007 and got lost in the flood of web sites, I'm back on here to hopefully get connected up with some like kind fly fishing and tying persons in Arkansas, New Mexico and Colorado wher
World Fishing Network....Dropped from Charter Line up
We have Charter here in Mexico,Mo  and just last night I noticed the WFN is no longer on it.  I plan to call and complain but I know that's pointless.  It was part of the Sports Package
Nymph Skin
You are right Steve, but talking with Dale (owner of Virtual Nymph) he sends lots over there. I'm sure he will gladly ship direct, but shipping may then become an issue. He visits the States most year
"It comes in any color, as long as it is chartreuse"
Sorry about being out of touch, was in Mexico and my bag with my laptop got lost, thankfully none of my flies, reels, or rod were in the bag. And the streamer I am tying for this swap certainly works,
Dee flies from this past weekend
Had a fun weekend tying flies at the Lancaster fly fishing show this weekend.  Stuck with dees the entire time.  Had a friend give me some hooks and told me he wanted two flies tied on them
Classic Dry Fly Trout Swap
Mine must be picking up some taco sauce in Mexico.......
single hook models.
While I would NEVER advocate the a ban on fishing ... I can say that it might be needed once in a while.  When the BP oil spill happened in the Gulf of Mexico ... people thought it would wipe out
Before you die....
Seychelles Love the variety of saltwater fish there large and smaller Other bucket list destinations are Kamchatka Florida when the Tarpon are on the worms North Australia mixed fresh and Salt adven
what else to take to Mexico?
I've fished in mexico numerous times. Can't miss with the flies you are taking. I'd take some topwater stuff just in case. Casting will be more important than the flies. You didn't mention if you
smallest hooks
  Skip Schorb, the man on the left, ties 32s just to show people he can.  He is also a mechanical genius who lives in Arkansas, along with Tony Spezio.  Both are legends up there. 
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