Blog Posts - Pecos River



Spontaneously Charging Across the Country

Well, I did it again — drove all day. I’d have stopped if anything caught my attention (besides an empty gas tank or a full bladder), but all those hundreds of miles looked alike with only small variations. (The most exciting parts were s...
by Bertram's Blog on Mar 1, 2016

River Untamed Trailer

On June 17th 2014, Bert​, Daniel​, Ryan​, and myself​ dropped in at Pandale Texas for a 5 day, 60 mile kayak/canoe trip down the Pecos River. That first day was one of the hardest days i've ever had on a river to that point. Day 2 and 3 were...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 17, 2015

Arsenal Rebuild

A few months before our Pecos River trip back in June 2014, I had decided I wanted to upgrade into a larger fly fishing setup since I was bringing a lot of my bigger poppers I made. I researched the frogs in the Trans Pecos region and found colors an...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Feb 9, 2015

Crazy few weeks

It's amazing how everything seems to hit all at once, then goes away just as quick. Christmas time was less than fun with my wife's mother in ICU and making the 3 hour round trip nearly everyday. My wife stayed up there, but work was so busy so I cou...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jan 12, 2015

Pecos River Teaser

 As time keeps moving on, there are so many things that fall by the wayside, never to be thought of again. Or at least not for a long time. The Pecos River trip back in June is not one of those things. I think about it often. Not as much about t...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Oct 28, 2014

More Gear Found

WARNING FISHERMAN!!! Graphic Images! Viewer Discretion is Advised.Pecos River Flood. June 20, 2014. We escaped with our lives, but lost all of our kayaks and gear. Well, 50 days later, Dan's camera case is found by a tournament fisherman and one he...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Aug 17, 2014

Pic of the Day

I'm so glad that my friend Bert was able to get off the river with his camera. What that means for me is that there are actually a few photos of me on the trip. It's always tough when you're always the photographer to ever get photos of yourself. I'v...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Aug 1, 2014

Pecos River....The Full Story

Some rapids weren't as forgiving as others. Dan shows us how to navigate a rapid from behind the kayak. lol. We all got a chance to learn how to do that. My good friend Bert Rodriguez has finished his write up of our ill-fated Pecos River trip f...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 22, 2014

Pic of the Day - The Portage

The Portage  Day one started rough with two big fails on two different rapids. 90 degree rapids at that. It was a slow going grind. We got to mile 4 shortly after the last problem, and came upon an extremely tricky set of rapids. The book s...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 10, 2014

Pic of the Day - Campsite 1

This was the view from our campsite on the morning of day 2 on the Pecos River.June 18, 2014...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 1, 2014

Pic of the Day

This was the view from our campsite on the morning of day 2 on the Pecos River.June 18, 2014...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 1, 2014

Pic of the Day - Walking the Flutes

Walking the FlutesDay 2 brought on the infamous "flutes". Starting at mile 17 through 21 the river runs over flute like rock that goes from a few feet to a few inches. You can walk 30 feet in one of the flutes, then suddenly...shallow. Pick up and dr...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 28, 2014

Pic of the Day

Walking the FlutesDay 2 brought on the infamous "flutes". Starting at mile 17 through 21 the river runs over flute like rock that goes from a few feet to a few inches. You can walk 30 feet in one of the flutes, then suddenly...shallow. Pick up and dr...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 28, 2014

Pic of the Day - Survey Day 1

This is Dan surveying the Pecos River at Pandale on June 17, 2014. There was more water than usual, but still a bit tricky just to get going.
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 27, 2014

Pic of the Day

This is Dan surveying the Pecos River at Pandale on June 17, 2014. There was more water than usual, but still a bit tricky just to get going.
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 27, 2014

A Quick Look at our Pecos River Adventure

The last month has been a blur. Trying to get everything ready for our Pecos River trip, along with my wife's birthday and Father's day. The trip itself somewhat consumed most my time. It sure was a ton of work for 5 days. In hindsight, i'm glad we p...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 25, 2014

Goodbye 2013!

It has been an amazing year, but i'm glad it's done and we can get started with 2014. It has also been a tough year. Lots of ups and downs, but we made it through with flying colors. Last years resolutions were met and new ones were made. From last y...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jan 3, 2014

Pecos River 2013 Video

I finally had a chance to finish and upload our Pecos River video we took back in November. It is about 18 minutes long, which is quite long for youtube, but I felt I needed to leave it as it is and not edit anymore out. Mainly because, I remember wh...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Dec 18, 2013

Pecos River Adventure 2013

In April of 1993, me and my two buddies, Keith and Shane, embarked on a quick weekend trip that forever changed my life. It was my first experience to the Pecos River at Lake Amistad. The enormous canyon walls, the wide river cutting through them, th...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Nov 12, 2013

Pecos River of our Past....Pandale Pt 1

About 60 river miles north of the Pecos and Rio Grande confluence lays a tiny town called Pandale. A hot spot in the spring and summer for canoeists and the crowds that live within 60 or so miles of the area. The river is narrow in most parts, and sw...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Mar 21, 2013


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