March 12 2012
Spring Break is here! Just yesterday I noticed that 4 out of 5 cars in the Taos area have Texas license plates. It’s a mixture of big Suburbans, Tahoes, Z71 trucks, Silverados, and a couple of SUV’s of the foreign persuasion. It’s a welcome sight as the temperatures are now near 60 degrees. This is the time of year when I learn to share our little paradise called Taos. The Ski Valley is hopping, the parking lot at the Red River fish hatchery is full, and it’s near impossible to get a table at a restaurant without a 45 minute wait. Time to be surrounded by multitudes of folks in town who are in vacation mode. The thing is, I am now in work mode. Mellow fly tying winter is coming to a close, and the calendar is starting to fill. This is the time of year when I feel very fortunate to have access to many many miles of river that is privately owned, where there are no full parking lots, and no worries of wondering if this particular hole was fished 30 minutes ago. If you have ever lived in a resort town for long, then you know what I’m talking about. If you are one of the visitors, I hope your vacation is full of awesome experiences. Spring fever is upon us all, and summer is right around the corner. Time for me to get to work. I wish I could say “See you on the river!” Truth is, I may not see many on the river. At least I hope not. That’s why I work for a guide service called “Solitary Angler”. If you’d like to join me for an uncrowded experience, you’d better call our shop and book a trip with me. I’ll take you to a place where there’s more fish than people.