Colorado and New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide
Colorado and New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide
Colorado and New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide

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Rio Rose Fly Fishing
03-11-11

03/11/11


Red River- 45cfs below hatchery- There seems to be some backhoe work happening upstream so always check clarity at the Questa bridge before fishing. If clear, the Red is in prime shape, and the best shot anywhere nearby for trout on dries...We fished it last week and did well. Nymphs in the morning (caddis, prince) and dries in the afternoon. Scruffy dries that denote movement worked best for me. No need to look further than Mr. Ed's moth.


Culebra- 14.9 cfs out of Sanchez- It's low and cold and clear. I fished one of the lower sections 03/09/11 and spent the first part of the day diligently nymphing. I focused on getting perfect drifts and worked the water hard. I tried everything from small midge patterns and caddis to the dreaded wine worm and didn't even get winked at. Decided to fish a small copper streamer on the way back to the car and at the first likely spot got attacked by a beautiful female brown. She went about 18" and was so colored up I thought she was a rainbow at first.  Plenty of fight. After that, every slow dark bank produced, all browns, none huge. I couldn't find any fish, visible or otherwise, in the faster and shallower sections.  Stopped at the stabilization on the way back, which is newly free of ice, and saw lots of wakes. Casting to them just made for iced up line...too soon yet. 


 






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