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 100% of their contributions under IRC Section 170. Your contributions are appreciated.

PLEASE SEND YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO:

 FlyFishNM

1317 6th Street NW

 Albuquerque, NM 87102


or

GO FUND ME LINK: gofund.me/e5e611bd

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Activities

Fly Fishing Opportunities For Youth and Conservation of Fly Fishing Habitats

2022 Planned Seminars

Now that we have a small break from COVID, we are back.  


Fly Fish NM is planning a fall 2022 fishing seminar but we need your help.  Please see below if you would like to contribute to our cause and New Mexico's Youth.

Check back for details.

Prior Seminars:

Our latest fly fishing camps were held on July 21, 2022 and August 3, 2022 at the beautiful Coyote Creek State Park in Northern New Mexico with youth participants from the Mora area. 

Fly Fish NM has teamed up in the past with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM, and the Espanloa Teen YMCA as well.

 




The Big Brother Big Sisters Summer Bash took place 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. 

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

Activities

Fly Fishing Opportunities For Youth and Conservation of Fly Fishing Habitats

Fly Fish NM & the MORA CREATIVE COUNCIL YOUTH COMMITTEE (MCCYC) teamed up for a Fly Fishing Summer Camp on July 21, 2002 at Coyote Creek State Park in Beautiful Northern New Mexico. This resilient group of youth and their mentors and parents had to endure the turmoil and devastation caused by the Hermits Peak Fire, and this seminar and this fly fishing camp was a welcome distraction from the devastation that surrounds them.

This diverse and eager group of 20 youth were ready to learn.  The group included youth ranging from ages 6-18 and included participants from Mora High School, Mora Middle School, West Las Vegas High School, Home Schooling, Mora Elementary School, Memorial Middle School and Sierra Vista School.   

The seminar took place along the beautiful Coyote Creek Stream.  The stream was running, but due to the abundant moisture in this area, it was fully overgrown with vegetation and unaccessible.  Participants selected a different fishing location, but that was hampered by a rain burst that ended the day.

 

The participants were attentive to instruction and left with their own fly rod combo, tippet spool, strike indicator, and a box of Trout flies that mimic bugs in the area. 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 bag of trash, 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 the participants were advised to go to The New Mexico Game & Fish Website in order to access the on-line fishing proclamation and Rules.

As part of their instruction, participants were instructed on equipment set-up, casting techniques, and how to tie on a fly with a special knot.

The August 3, 2022 fly fishing camp was coordinated by Debbie Pike of the Federal Wildlife Service in conjunction with the MCYCC and Fly Fish NM.  Eighteen (18) youth participated in this event.  After instruction, the group traveled to a pond just North of the Coyote Creek State park to practice their skills.  Several participants caught fish and released them.

SPECIAL THANKS GO OUT THE MORA CREATIVE COUNCIL YOUTH COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Tina Burton-Crunk

Shaelyn Muldoon

Suzanne DeVos-Cole

Ruth Ann Griego

Rachel Martinez

Debbie Pike ( Federal Wildlife Service)

Mora Valley Ranch Supply &  Angela Jaramillo (provided fishing licenses for participants)

  

OUR NEXT OUTING DEPENDS ON DONORS LIKE YOU

Without your help, these events are not 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 all those who care about New Mexico's Youth and the great outdoors. 

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

Mora Creative Council Youth Committee (MCCYC)

Gil Garcia - Realtor: (505) 263-3439

The Law Office of Andrew P. Ortiz, PC (505-242-1195)


MAIL DONATIONS TO: FLY FISH NM, 1317 6th STREET NW, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102

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Next Event

Fly Fish NM has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters

for a Fly-Fishing Camp on 

November 12, 2022

from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm 

at Tingley Beach

Exciting News
10/12/2022

Together Outdoors Grant Awarded to FlyFish NM

Contact FlyFishNM

Please send tax-deductible donations to:
Fly Fish NM
1317 6th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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

Thanks for submitting!

Next Fly-Fishing Day Camp

Fly Fish NM and Big Brothers Big Sisters has teamed up for 

a fly-fishing camp on

November 12, 2022

9:30am - 12:30 pm