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Visiting New Mexico

27 Mar 2013, Posted by The Fly Trout in Gone Fishin'

Over the weekend we went south to visit my dad in the Land of Enchantment. I have never been fishing down there and wanted to give it a go. My dad lives in Santa Fe and the closest rivers to fly fish are the Pecos River and the Rio Grande, both are about an hour drive from his place. So on Friday we decided to try out the Rio near Pilar, NM and we both had no luck. He’s not a fly fisherman so he was trying lures and bait. I tried eggs, midges, streamers, san juan worms, and nymphs. Pretty much anything but dries and all to no avail. We only fished for a couple of hours because of the terrible wind, but it was nice to get out there try a new river. Hopefully I’ll get back there when conditions are little nicer.

Dad fishing the Rio Grande

Rio Grande

This was pretty sweet. My dad just bought a new compound bow while I was down there visiting and we were testing it out in the back yard. He took a couple shots, then on the third shot it made a weird sound. When we went to see the target we were both in disbelief. He hit the arrow inside of another one. I don’t think he could do that again if he tried.
Robin Hood

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