Tag: Mexico

Tippets: Catching Rio Grande Cutts, Improve Casting with a Book

In this essay, Craig Springer, a Fish Biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, writes about the magic and wonder of catching the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, the official state fish of New Mexico. “Trout don’t grow large in small waters, but still, when I catch a cutthroat I feel like a man who just found a bag of money. Each fish is uniquely...

Robert S. Murray

"I was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1950. I grew up in Albuquerque and was blessed to have two uncles who loved to fish. They took me and my brother with them and taught us what they knew. We used bait and spinners to fish the streams of northern New Mexico around Taos and Tierra Amarilla. It was at this time I became fascinated by clear, cold moving...

Mexico–Baja California Sur: “Fifty More Places To Fly Fish Before You Die”

AT THE OUTSET of the award-winning short film Running Down the Man, angler Frank Smethurst offers the following summation: For the longest time, everybody has told my brother and I that you cannot catch a roosterfish on a fly. Here you are in this giant ocean, in big water, with a silly little fly rod, trying to catch this giant, pretty, brilliant fish. I...

Video Hatch: "The Lost Bonefish Lagoons of Costa de Cocos"

Trapper Rudd and Daniel Randall fly in to a tiny airfield and tow kayaks to hidden lagoons in search of bonefish in super-skinny water.