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  Beginning in 2012, Aurelio is starting his own guide business. He will guide on Forest Service land, BLM land and private streams. 

     There will be a $50 discount on guide fees for those who lodge with us.

    Thanks to Spencer Seim of, we will have some great water to guide on the Conejos for a rod fee.

Thanks to Grant, we will have some great water to guide on the Cielo Vista Ranch for a $75 rod fee. 

If you are fishing Southern Colorado, don't forget to stop by the Fox Creek Store for camping and fishing needs.

The Costilla is fishing great. The Cimarron is too low. Had a great time fishing with Pete and John yesterday in southern Colorado.

I fished the upper Costilla yesterday afternoon and the stone flies were out. I caught them on an orange Latir Low Rider. We still have too much water at the lodge but I managed to pick up 5 out of two spots with a beautiful 16" cutbow being the biggest. If the flow drops below 50 cfs the fishing should be fantastic!

I fished our upper half by the lodge today. The flow was perfect and I released over a dozen fish. This beautiful 14" cutbow hit a size 22 Parachute Ginger Dun.

The Cimarron is way too low. The Red is looking good. The Los Pinos is fishing good. The Costilla is red hot.
I fished the upper Costilla for a 1/2 hour today and they were hitting orange Latir Lower Riders in the choppier water because a lot of stone flies are out. In the still water close to the bank, fish were rising and I caught them on size 22 Gene Turner fly.

Southwest Fly Fishing July/August issue
I would like our clients to know that on page 18 there is picture of a beautiful cuttbow caught on our property.  Aurelio guided the author of the article and really enjoyed his company.I was some what disappointed when the article came out that there was no mention of us for the simple reason that we did not purchase an advertisement.


I fished the ranch today on one of the smaller creeks. My buddy, Manuel, and I released over a couple dozen browns a piece averaging 8".  I also picked up a mile of private water below the ranch. We'll check that out next week with Spencer Seims and Steve Morris.
We fished the upper Costilla on opening day and caught 15-20 fish each. The next day we got to fish some of the private water that Aurelio has access to. If you like small streams and small fly rods in a beautiful mountain setting then you have to give Aurelio a call and book a trip. This is dry fly heaven and I was able to catch one of the prettiest Rio Grande cutthroats I have seen, as well as lots of wild browns. Steve Sexton

Steve Morris and I got to check out the
private water below the ranch.  This stretch of water has everything--under cuts, pools, runs, slow bends and some pocket water. This is truly some of the most beautiful trout water I've seen. The fish ran between 11 and 16".
A Commanche Creek Rio Grande cutthroat caught on a Latir Low Rider using a Steffan 6' 3 wt fiberglass rod and a Ryobi  255MG reel.  It doesn't get any better than this.

Had a great day at an undisclosed location in Colorado with Hib and Jim. Over 30 fish with 5 in the 16" range.
Also a heartfelt thanks to Hib Sabin for his gift of a beautiful sculpture, "A Gentle Rain".

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