New Mexico's San Juan

As summer hatches on freestone streams trickle into memory, many anglers start thinking of the potential of tailwater fisheries, which can provide excellent fishing regardless of season. New Mexico’s San Juan River is a prime example, and Pete Grathoff profiles it for the McClatchy Newspapers. “‘You want to have a dead drift here with an S curve and slack in the line. … A lot of rivers you’ll have a guide tight line, and you’ll feel the fish nibble. Here, the fish don’t grab it like that. All they’re doing is staying in one spot, opening their mouth, grabbing the fly.'”

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