March on the Red River
New Mexico Fly Fishing Guide Ed Adams
After 3 warm and sunny days I went looking for bugs and fish on my favorite stream. El Nino weather patterns have stolen the sun that usually warms the flow of local streams. The Red always leads the way into Spring with caddis as early as Feb and BWOs and little Brown stones. I've been housebound thruout the first 2 months of the year except for a weeklong bonefishing expedition to Quintana Roo. It was very pleasant to be on a live trout stream again and altho the fish weren't really active there were a fair amount of bugs around. Sight fishing was't too good and multiple drifts brought the best results with a dry and dropper rig. Spring is only days away.