Just kidding, I fish with a $150 Cabela's (RLS+) combo, and the stupid fish don't even know the difference
I was working in Albuquerque for a few days, and decided to drive up to the San Juan River in Northern NM. The drive up across the desert is amazingly beautiful.
I met up with my guide Art Martinez (from ARCOM Guide Service) at the "Texas Hole". The "Texas Hole" is a secret fishing spot on the San Juan, but I'll let you guys in on where it's at.
Just turn left at the HUGE sign that says "Texas Hole", then park in the "Texas Hole" parking lot, then follow the paved path down to the "Texas Hole" (don't tell anybody else).
Art was fishing with two other guys, so I fished with Leonard. Both Art and Leonard are young guys (mid 60's I would guess) that know every inch of the San Juan.
I geared up, and met Leonard on the water. I've been practicing my casting, so I delicately placed a #24 bug setup 25 (or so) yards into the river. Leonard said, "Wow, that's great, but the fish are ten feet in front of us"
We fished two different spots, and killed them at both. Actually, it's "catch and release" so no fish were killed.
I even managed to catch a monster. I had to leave early to catch a flight, but I ran into Art and the two doctors in the parking lot. I showed them my magic trick, and both were amazed (even though I didn't go to medical school).
Anyhow, if you're looking for the best guide on the San Juan, contact Art at http://sanjuanriverguides.com/about
*New Mexico fun fact: Men on the San Juan work really hard at keeping hardware from getting stuck in their face's, while women in Albuquerque think it's a fashion statement.
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