The 1-2 punch for steamer fishing trout standard

In boxing, the “one-two punch” is a nickname for a jab and cross combo designed to fake out your opponent and land a solid shot in the kisser. In streamer fishing, a somewhat similar approach can be effective. Now, I’m not talking about chucking tandem streamers. That works and is a great technique that will certainly work within this system. This 1-2 punch involves two anglers, working together, in a systematic approach to catch big, meat-eating trout from any stream they reside in. Here’s how it works… The lead angler is positioned in the front of the boat, or if wading, works down the run first. He or she throws a standard streamer rig, swinging runs and pounding banks and ...

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Fishing Report, August 26, 2019, by Rick Pyatt standard

Culebra Southern Colorado Fishing has been great entering the fall season here in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Water flows have been above average all summer and fish are healthy. Recommended nymph patterns for culebra creek. Micro may fly sz 12-18 chartreuse Two bit hooker may fly sz 14-18 tan/gray Caddis pupa sz 14-18 green/tan Caddis larva sz 16 green Hares ear sz 12-18 green/ brown Van's rag fly sz 14-18 Wiggly worm pink Recommended dry flies Amy's ant sz 8-12 Orange rubber leg stimulator sz 8-10 Tan elk hair caddis sz 10-14 Parachute Adam's sz 12-20 green/white Hoppers! Recommended streamers White bunny leach sz 8 Brown woolly bugger sz 10 Black woolly bugger sz 10 Purple micro leach ...

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Late April 2018 The ice in the bog crackled under my boots. I hurried.  I was excited.  Yesterday I had only caught 3 fish but 2 were measured in feet (as in more than 2...) and the 3rd was a fat 22-23 inches.  All beautiful browns.  The wily ones.  The ones we dream about. I had been working hard.  Figuring out where and when they were willing to eat my streamer in the high dirty water.  I had been crushing it with nymph rigs but i wanted that tight line grab—swinging or stripping.  I wanted to tempt Mister Big Brown Trout to come out swinging and I was dialing it in.  Getting closer.  The tape on my burned stripping fingers ...

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If you haven’t been fishing with us, this is what you’ve been missing! standard

Spring Was Fantastic and Summer’s in Full Swing! Wyoming We are already off to a fantastic start to another great year on the Green River and tributaries, catching a bunch of big browns, bows and cuts. Spring was great and now the summer fishing is underway. That means dry fly fishing opportunities on the Ham’s Fk. Smith’s Fk. and Fontenelle Creek as well as possibilities on the Green itself with tricos, yellow Sally’s and at times, caddis. Of course the nymph fishing is always good ! Don’t wait any longer! With only 2 guides a day allowed on the Refuge we are filling up fast!

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Defining Small Streams and Creeks standard

(excerpted from the Flyfisher’s Guide to™ New Mexico by Van Beacham) – In defining a small stream or creek in New Mexico you must first put into perspective the difference in water size here compared to waters in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Utah. To explain, I’ll tell you a fish story about a fellow guide I know named Rick from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He came to New Mexico to ski Taos and check out the winter fishing I’d been telling him about. I took him to the Red River, at its confluence with the Rio Grande, the first day. After walking almost a mile and a half down the Gorge to the confluence he looked at the two rivers ...

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The Rio Grande Gorge standard

(excerpted from the Flyfisher’s Guide to™ New Mexico by Van Beacham) – Most people think of the Rio Grande as a muddy channel along the Mexican border, but like many great American rivers, the Rio Grande originates high in the Rocky Mountains. Two tremendous mountain ranges, the San Juans and the Sangre de Cristos, are the source of hundreds of crystal-clear creeks, streams, and lakes in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, all of which are part of the Rio Grande watershed. After gathering these headwaters, the Rio Grande flows through the broad San Luis Valley and enters the Rio Grande Gorge 14 miles north of the New Mexico state line. Known locally as the Gorge, it was not actually ...

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