Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico And Southern Colorado

Beginning in 2012, Aurelio is starting his own guide business. He will guide on Forest Service land, BLM land and private free stone streams for native and wild fish.

Costilla Creek

The fishing was great today with the flow in the 30 CFS range. The lower part by the lodge was red hot with a lot of fish in the 12-18″ range.

I got invited to fish a small creek that feeds the Costilla for some pure Rio Grande
cuts. I took my 6′ 2/3 Steffen and had a blast catching these little gems. I will check out the Vallejos later in the week.

I rode my bike to the Vessels today to do some fishing. I caught a lot of browns mostly on the dropper.


 I fished the Vallejos with a friend from Hermann, Missouri and we caught a whole lot of browns in the 10-12″ range.90% were on a dropper.

I fished the Costilla by the lodge today. The flows were perfect. I released 15 fish and 4 were in the 18″ range. The RCCLA stretch of the Costilla opens tomorrow and should be very good fishing. I saw some brown caddis on our stretch of the river today. I caught all of the fish but two on a pheasant tail dropper.

I guided Amy on our stretch of the Costilla today and she had a great time. An 18″ er broke off right at her foot. We caught everything on a pheasant tail dropper. There are a lot of caddis on the rocks in the stream, but no hatching going on yet.


I guided Amy on the Vallejos. It got off to a real slow start, but she ended up releasing 20.

I guided Amy on the Cimarron, the infamous stretch called “The Holy Water. She had a great time.



Fished the Costilla today and the fishing was good. I was using a size 18 elk hair caddis. I saw a lot of caddis, gray Dunns and a few stone flies.

We had James guide Amy and me on the Conejos and it was fantastic.


Had a great day on the Costilla with Mike and Kylie. The flow was perfect.


With flows in the 30s on the Costilla above and below by the lodge, fishing has been excellent. Ken, Ben and Jay caught a lot of fish this weekend.


Fished Costilla creek.

With the flows being 30 CFS, the lower Costilla is fishing great.
I went on our stretch today and released over 20 with 5 being in the 14-16″ range
I missed one that was 20″.

If any of you guys from Taos want to fish it, it is one person only for a $50 rod fee.

The Costilla at the lodge is fishing really good. Caught most on droppers.


Vinsom had a great day fishing by the lodge today. He released over 20 with 4-5 beautiful cutbows in the 15″  range.