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Fished the San Juan a few weeks ago, spent a few days seeing the wonders of New Mexico. It was an overcast day so the pics are a little drab.








 

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Rob,
Fascinating photos.
Were the ruins Zuni? Hopi? Navajo?
A living history lesson, and we thank you for it!
Don
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Anastazi ruins, pre-pueblo people, inhabited from ~850 AD to 1250 AD, then they moved on to Aztec Ruins farther north and then Mesa Verde. Finally they became the Pueblo indians,Pecos River Valley and through out NM. Hopi are Pueblo as are Zuni and Acoma, Navajo (herders) and Apaches (nomadic)came in from Canada later, if you believe white anthropologists.
 

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A beautiful and peculiar place. I haven't been there in a number of years. STill lots of pottery shards everywhere you walk?
How was the fishing?
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Fishing was better this year than last year. Last year we fished Super Bowl week and froze our butts off. This year was the year of fewer fish, but all trophy quality fish. We didn't land a fish under 20 inches. I had one I couldn't fit in my net, I had to push him up on the bank to unhook him.






 

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:shock: Holy Cow! :shock:
I had no idea the San Juan had fish like that. Wait til Drew gets a look at it. Actually there are a lot of fishers on this forum. Your pics will no doubt pull a few up out of the weeds.
So.. to further hijack your thread.. what did you hook that fish with? I see the lead shot.. but is that a size 12 nymph ahead of it?
 

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Swift River Rob said:
Hopi are Pueblo as are Zuni and Acoma, Navajo (herders) and Apaches (nomadic)came in from Canada later, if you believe white anthropologists.
Our weather forecasters are 2nd fiddle players to the anthropologists when it comes to overall accuracy.
You might not have the blue skies you wanted, but you have a LOT more detail in your photos that would not be seen had you shot them in bright sunlight. I think they are pretty good pictures.
 

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Flies used were all #18 or smaller, #24 disco red midge worked well as did a #18 beadhead Zebra midge. No split shot used at all, what you think is split shot is actually the forward portion of the fishes jaw.

 

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I have newly found this forum, just found these pics...stirring up a mighty longing, i need my green chile fix!
 

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Ed333 said:
I have newly found this forum, just found these pics...stirring up a mighty longing, i need my green chile fix!
What heat do you like :mrgreen:
 
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