Friday, January 16, 2015

fishing the Rio Chama

Fly fishing in January?  You bet!  I had a keynote to do in Albuquerque, so I went a day early, hoping to fish in the north.  I called High Desert Angler in Santa Fe, and helpfully, he told me to try the Rio Chama, below Abiquiu Dam.  I'm always up for a new spot, so off I go...and I'll return,  as well.  The Chama is a charming small stream, with plenty of access below the dam.  It was very cold that day, and I had to keep 'dipping the rod' to get ice off the guides, but I managed to find one new friend- one of the greenest brown trout I have caught.  I was fishing a San Juan worm with a red midge (18), and the trout took the midge.  Great fight, great fish, I'm doing back!
...keep the rod bent...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Daylight savings time, shorter days of winter, mmmm

I was really excited. I could fish in a creek in Valley Forge Park, Valley Creek, home to native browns and rainbows, I'm told a beautiful little stream to fish.  As I am packing, I'm thinking, "what about sundown?"  I realized that I wouldn't be able to get on the stream until about 5pm, and right now, that is the time that Ol Sol is setting in the west.  Pfffffttt!  Oh, well, next time.
...keep the rod bent....