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Watershed Fly Patterns

The fly selections below are based on the following eight watersheds: Jemez, (Upper) Pecos, (Upper) Red River, Red River/Rio Grande Box, (Lower) Rio Grande, Cimarron, Rio de Los Pinos, Chama/Brazos. The best web site for San Juan flies is Mike Mora's at www.ifly4trout.com

 

I would strongly recommend you remember to always take Peacock Nymphs, Joe's Hoppers and Black Hoppers when you fish the Red River and the Rio Grande. I would also recommend taking Yellow and Red Humpies, Prince Nymphs, Royal Wulff's, Adams' and Olive and Black Wooly Buggers to all streams in Northern New Mexico. Finally, always remember that the one fly pattern you only have one of...will be the hot fly of the day.

 

 

Jemez Selection

 

#14 Hare's Ear Nymph

#14 Prince Nymph

#16 Pheasant Tail Nymph

#10 Peacock Lady

#14 Elk Hair Caddis (Green)

#14 Royal Wulff

 

Pecos (Upper) Selection

 

#14 Hare's Ear Nymph

#14 Prince Nymph

#12 Montana Nymph (Black)

#10 Kaufaman's Stone

#16 Elk Hair Caddis (Tan)

#14 Royal Wulff

 

Red River (Upper)

Selection

 

#16 Hare's Ear Nymph

#14 Prince Nymph

#12 Montana Nymph (Black)

#10 Black Wooly Bugger

#10 Peacock Nymph

#14 Elk Hair Caddis (Tan)

#18 Griffith's Gnat

 

Red River-Rio Grande

Box Selection

 

#14 Hare's Ear Nymph

#14 Prince Nymph

#10 Olive Wooly Bugger

#8   Peacock Nymph

#14 Elk Hair Caddis (Green)

#14 Black Stimulator

 

Rio Grande (Lower) Selection

 

#14 Caddis Larva (Green)

#12 Black Wooly Bugger

#12 Montana Nymph (Brown)

#10 Peacock Nymph

#14 Elk Hair Caddis (Tan)

#18 Griffith's Gnat

 

Cimarron Selection

 

#16 Hare's Ear Nymph

#16 Pheasant Tail Nymph

#16 Orange Scud

#10 Peacock Nymph

#14 Royal Wulff

#10 Orange Stimulator

 

Rio de los Pinos Selection

 

#16 Hare's Ear Nymph

#16 Pheasant Tail Nymph

#10 Peacock Nymph

#16 Caddis Larva (Green)

#16 Elk Hair Caddis (Tan)

#18 Griffith's Gnat

#16 Black Hopper

 

Chama-Brazos Selection

 

#16 Hare's Ear Nymph

#16 Pheasant Tail Nymph

#14 Peacock Nymph

#8 Black Nose Dace

#10 Stumulator (Tan)

#14 Royal Wulff

 

 

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