Tag Archives: mayfly

Natural Happenings

The catalpa blooms are now withered, but what a show that tree provided, just days ago. It’s like lots of little orchids. The cholla cactus is now blooming.

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Springtime Nature – April 2016, #2

As I have done most afternoons lately, I drove up to Orilla Verde, to see what was going on. I had my fly rod and tackle in the van, but didn’t think it likely that I would go fishing, since the … Continue reading

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Don’t Go to the Rio Costilla on Opening Day

How many cars would you expect to see at New Mexico’s trout-fishing mecca – the  San Juan river – on a normal summer day? Fifty to seventy-five? Well, there were dozens of cars at the Rio Costilla yesterday, on opening … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Fishing and Nature Notes

Although the river is still running relatively high (648 cfs today), it has cleared up considerably … and BWO mayflies continue to hatch. Yesterday, I located a pod of rainbows (stockers) that were rising, and fooled a couple with a … Continue reading

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