FlyFishNM Welcomes You

Providing NM Youth With Fly Fishing Opportunities

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FlyFishNM at a Glance

    At Fly Fish NM we know that the future of our great State lies with our youth.  Fly Fish NM is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit charity created to provide Fly Fishing opportunities for NM youth who would otherwise not be able to participate in this unique and exciting fishing experience due to economic inability, or limited access to the outdoors.  

    Our goal is to teach our youth the importance of preserving the environment and our limited natural resources, the basics of fly fishing, how to identify fish species, the importance of conserving fish habitats, and how to identify insects and aquatic bugs that make up a fish's diet.

   Preserving New Mexico's beautiful streams and lakes for future generations is necessary. We wish to instill an attitude of respect for the natural beauty of our State and its limited resources.

    Conservation and Preservation begins by exposing New Mexico's youth to the natural beauty of New Mexico's rivers, streams and lakes, and developing the attitude of preserving that beauty. Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170. Your contributions are appreciated.

PLEASE SEND YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO:

 FlyFishNM

1317 6th Street NW

 Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Activities

Fly Fishing Opportunities For Youth and Conservation of Fly Fishing Habitats

Fly Fish NM & Big Brothers Big Sisters Summer Bash at Tingley Beach on July 31, 2021, was a great success. Nineteen (19) children ages 6-18, and their mentors participated in the event. Caring for our great outdoors is important, so each participant started off by cleaning trash from the fishing habitat and area. Then, each participant received a complete fly rod and reel combo kit to keep.  They were then instructed on fishing rules, how to set up their gear, casting techniques, and how to tie on a fly.  

OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE OUR COMMUNITY SPECIAL!

Special thanks to Sebastian Martinez and Chad Smith from Big Brothers Big Sisters (Albuquerque) & Thanks to Greg Reynolds from the U.S. Forest Service.

Thanks to all our volunteers:  Mario Atencio, Greg Richardson, Shawn Canada, Curtis Ortiz, John Lucero, Caden Ortiz, Denise Ortiz and Hyangmi Yi. 

OUR NEXT OUTING:

Fly Fish NM has teamed up with the Espanola YMCA for a fishing outing on August 8, 2021 at the Chama River.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & THOSE WHO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN

NEW  MEXICO OUTDOOR EQUITY FUND

BASS PRO SHOPS AND CABELA'S OUTDOOR FUND

MAXCATCH Fly Fishing Rods

New Mexico Game & Fish Department

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

Espanola YMCA Teen Center

Gil Garcia - Realtor: (505) 263-3439

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Get in touch today and get involved with our cause. Your Donations are appreciated.  Each participant will get to keep their equipment free of charge - giving them the ability to have years of fishing memories.

Thank You 

 

Activities

Fly Fishing Opportunities For Youth and Conservation of Fly Fishing Habitats

Fly Fish NM & the Espanola YMCA Teen Center teamed up on August 8, 2021 for a fly fishing outing at the El Vado Ranch along the Chama River. The diverse group included participants from Mesa Vista High School, Espanola High School, McCurdy High School, Pojoaque High School, Carlos Vigil Mid-School and Victory Faith School.  

The seminar took place along the beautiful Chama River. The participants were eager to get started.  Upon arriving at the El Vado Ranch, participants cleaned the riverbank and fishing habitat of all trash as part of their commitment to preserve this beautiful fishing habitat. Once they turned in their trash bag, each participant received a complete fly fishing rod and reel combo kit to keep for future fishing adventures.  

As with all groups, general fishing rules were discussed and a New Mexico Game & Fish Proclamation rule book was given to each participant.  The group, along with their mentors from the YMCA were then instructed on equipment set-up, casting techniques, and how to tie on a fly with a special knot  

Murky water made for tough fishing.  

OUR NEXT OUTING:

DONORS LIKE YOU make these events possible.  Each participant is provided with their own fly rod, reel, fly box, and other equipment  to keep - so they can enjoy the wonderful sport of fly fishing for years to come.  

We hope you will consider a donation to this cause.  Let's get our children outdoors!  

DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS MAKE THESE EVENTS SPECIAL

Special thanks to Espanola YMCA Director Ben Sandoval and the YMCA staff, Cynthia Martinez, Renee Sandoval, Jonathan Enriquez Madrid, and Game & Fish Officer Lonie Morales.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & THOSE WHO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN

NEW  MEXICO OUTDOOR EQUITY FUND

BASS PRO SHOPS AND CABELA'S OUTDOOR FUND

MAXCATCH Fly Fishing Rods

New Mexico Game & Fish Department

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

Espanola YMCA Teen Center

Gil Garcia - Realtor: (505) 263-3439

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Get in touch today and get involved with our cause. Your Donations are appreciated.  Each participant will get to keep their equipment free of charge - giving them the ability to have years of fishing memories.

Thank You 

 
 

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther

 

Contact FlyFishNM

1317 6th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 615-2844 (Andrew Ortiz, Director)

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