March 22, 2020

March 22, 2020

Well, now. As of this past Monday, March 16th New Mexico State Parks, closed all parks within the state until April 9th with the caveat that this closure date may be extended. And, yes that includes Navajo Lake State Park. This applies to all campgrounds and day-use areas within the park boundary, so therefore, all of the Quality Water section and an additional portion that lies within these confines, is closed to any parking, foot traffic, or fishing.

Limited access to the river remains open at this time, only in areas outside of the park. At this time, it is unclear how long, and if, those areas will remain open.

Out of safety concerns for the health and welfare of our employees and customers,

Abe's Motel and Fly Shop will temporarily close, effective March 22, 2020. Presently, our reopening date is uncertain, due to the ever-changing circumstances across New Mexico and the nation with the COVID-19 virus.

Going forward, we will continue to monitor and reassess the situation, and will reopen for business once it is determined that it safe to do so. For updates, check our Facebook page. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.

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Jay's Fishing Reports

Books by
Jay Walden
Can be purchased on Amazon or in our fly shop.

Jay's Fishing Report  

To our faithful fishing report readers, 

Here's a way to get your rainbow trout fix 'til you are able to hit the San Juan again-- available online only

Check each style out--there are a variety of colors, fabrics & sizes to enjoy.

Special thanks to designer & artist, Matt Zudweg 

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As a small aside and attempt at shameless self-promotion, there was an article featured  on Flyfisherman Magazine's website written by yours truly about the 60th anniversary of Abe's Fly Shop that can be accessed through the following link: Abe's Anniversary. Hope you can make it out this week. If you would like more information or would like to book a guided trip, give us a call at 505-632-2194. 

Abe's Fly Shop Turns 60 - FlyFisherman.com

Watercolor by Tim Oliver                                          Photos Courtesy of Abe Chavez

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Jay's Past Reports:  

May 17, 2020

Sometimes I miss the old days when I traveled around the West living out of a backpack like some hobo during the Dustbowl, not knowing where I was going to sleep that night but knowing I would fish somewhere until dark, and then; hopefully, figuring it out. Waking up with the sun, turning my b...

May 3, 2020

We were close, so close; but unfortunately, there was no cigar involved, no champagne. On April 30th, the Governor of New Mexico announced that the Great Land of Enchantment would be opening all State Parks for day use, effective May 1st. Sure enough, within the hour after the announcement, we...

April 22, 2020

Normally this should be about some great BWO hatch on the San Juan or something to that effect, but things are anything but normal right now. Instead this is gonna be all about me, because I need the cathartic release, so I hope you'll indulge me for a bit here. I don't know about you, but boy...

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