Don’t miss the next club meeting on March 5 as Nick Streit shares his trout fishing techniques in and around Taos.

Nick was born into somewhat of a fly fishing dynasty.  His father, Taylor started guiding anglers in Northern New Mexico in the late 70’s and has literally wrote the book on fly fishing New Mexico.  His Uncle Jackson, likewise, owns and operates The Mountain Angler in Breckenridge, Co and has authored the book Fly Fishing Colorado.

Getting into the family business at an early age, Nick was guiding fisherman before he was old enough to drive them to the river, and by the age of 17, Nick was a member of the U.S. fly fishing team that took second place in the World Championships in Wales.  After college, Nick followed his father’s footsteps to such fly fishing destinations as the Bahamas and Argentina.  He also ventured out on his own for a brief stint guiding in Alaska.  But the call of his home-waters could not be denied, and in 2004 Nick, along with his wife Chrissy, re-opened the Taos Fly Shop (in the same location his father had the store in the 80’s).  The shop has grown from its humble beginnings and is now Northern NM’s premier fly shop.  In 2012, Nick- along with longtime friend and fellow guide Ivan Valdez, purchased The Reel Life, a fly shop and guide service in Santa Fe.  

Nick now spends the majority of his time running his two businesses, guiding and instructing classes.  In the winter, he hosts group trips to Argentina, Cuba and beyond.  Nick also enjoys photography and his work has been featured in publications such as Southwest Fly Fishing and New Mexico Magazine.

Nick is also a passionate conservationist, volunteering his efforts over the years to organizations like Trout Unlimited.  He is also the Director of the Friends of the Rio Grande del Norte national monument, a organization focused on conservation and community outreach.

If not at work, Nick is usually camping, hunting of fishing in the woods somewhere with his wife Chrissy and their two children, Taylor and Christian.  

Be sure to put March 5 on your calendar for our club meeting at 7 p.m. at our usual venue at the UNT Health Science Center, Room RES114 (Bryer Hall), 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.

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