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Costilla, New Mexico
by Terry Farmer
My wife and I (and dog, Belle) have visited the Rio Costilla area in far northern New Mexico the last three years for a wonderful, serene 4-day getaway. This river happens to be the home of wild, native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout (our state fish). This year I landed my first RGCT. I used my trusty TenkaraBum 36, 2.5 level line and an ant pattern. Here's some braggin' pics....
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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
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