June 25, 2019
The night before we made our way out of the Gila Wilderness and took the long drive north. With spotty at best cell reception I was in contact with Curtis on and off who gave us some camping options and let us know of the idiosyncrasies of New Mexico dining. Restaurants usually close on Mondays or they close early so we needed to high tail it to Albuquerque to make dinner. There would not be too many options along the way. New Mexico food was on the agenda and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about these New Mexico chilies. Curtis gave us some local eats we should check out unfortunately either they were closing early before our ETA or they were closed. I did a quick google search for some options and choose one. We weren't impressed. After a long drive we decided against camping and just got a motel.
We moved up to the next hole for Kelly to take over. Fish are plentiful here we spooked several just moving from spot to spot. It wasn't long before Kelly would get his first brown. Much of the day it would be like this. Fishing here is stress-less and easy. It's good fun. All fish were taken on dry flies for Kelly and me. Curtis was using a dry dropper combo.