Chasing cutthroats in the Valle Vidal
Finally was able to go to this area of New Mexico and fish for Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in this high elevation meadow. I focused my efforts on Comanche creek. The water was ultra clear, low and those fish were skittish! The grass growing over the stream bank and undercuts gave the fish plenty of protection from predators and fishermen. Small dry flies, size 18 or smaller was the key to catching them.
Walk softly and carry a long stick. - Teddy Roosevelt (almost)
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.