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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Podcast: Tactics for Large Browns in Fall, with Noah Parker


The colors of fall browns are deep and gorgeous.
Photo courtesy Montana Angler Fly Fishing

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 . . .

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Classic Fish Facts: Gila Trout (Oncorhynchus gilae gilae)


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. . .

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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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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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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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Photos: A Savage Rainbow Strike on a School of Minnows

Written by: Tome Evenson, Western ELOG Program Director

The attacker (upper left) approaches the jittery school of fathead minnows. . . Photos by Tom Evenson
When recently visiting Vermejo Park Ranch, an Orvis Endorsed Lodge in Northern New Mexico, I got the chance to fish one of their twenty-one lakes. Fishing with head guide James Reidy. . .

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Photo: A Rainbow with Exotic Tastes

Written by: Wayne Thurber, Dos Amigos Anglers

This rainbow enjoys a dangerous diet. Can you believe it still ate a damselfly? Photo by Wayne Thurber
On a recent fly-fishing trip, our client Doug caught this interesting rainbow. When I netted the fish, he reached into the mouth of the trout to remove the blue damselfly pattern. The first attempt was. . .

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