Hola Amigos -
Day two of the Epic 50 Fly Fishing Trip brought our first day of angling. We decided to get started on the Rio Costilla in the Valle Vidal (Valley of Life) about 90 minutes from Taos. Oh my. Beautiful setting and the fastest, quick to hit the fly trout I have ever seen. Rio Grande Cutthrouts (the offical State fish of New Mexico) are the order of the day. The stream is well managed, wide open, and the setting is beautiful. A wonderful day that brough lots of fish (once you get the hang of the quick strike!). Ron our guide from the Taos Fly Shop was outstanding and the scenery is as good as anywhere in the west. Elk, big horn sheep, trout fishing, what could be better. This place is an absolute gem.
Enjoy the scenery. Next stop - the Rio Grand Gorge Wild Rivers Recreation Area and a hike to the lower Red River.