The Solitary Angler’s Fly Fishing Blog

Excerpts from Van's Book
Van Beacham

Defining Small Streams and Creeks

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.

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Excerpts from Van's Book
Van Beacham

The Rio Grande Gorge

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.

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Excerpts from Van's Book
Van Beacham

Small-Stream Flyfishing, part 2

If we all had to guide on strictly wild freestone streams many guides would be out of business. Not only are they unpredictable compared to tailwaters, which makes guiding more difficult, but many beginning anglers don’t have the time or the patience to fish streams that don’t consistently produce.

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