Rio Chama, Upper Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Rio Chama is the largest tributary to the Rio Grande in New Mexico. It begins in Colorado’s wild San Juan Mountains, then runs into New Mexico through gorgeous, untouched forest. Walk up from the campground (#9 in Colorado) where the water is lightly fished and the trout will eat large dry flies. The stonefly hatch in early summer creates very good fishing, but the river may be high at that time, possibly making it difficult to maneuver up the confined watercourse.
Types of Fish: Rainbow and brown trout with occasional brooks and cutthroats in Colorado water. 10"–15" averaging 12". Larger fish not uncommon but few over 18". This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."