Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
They started out like this on the lower piece of the river, the pheasant tail was the ticket.
This guy put up a healthy fight and I was glad to see a fish with a bit more size. In all we worked this piece for 45 minutes and caught maybe six fish between two of us, John on spinners, all of mine on pheasant tail.
I think this is a mahogony dun, they were hatching off the lake almost every day.
Al's first fish on the fly. This fatso was probably twenty inches, didn't measure him, but he was as long as my forearm and that is 19 ...unbelievable that this was his first fish on the fly, he can only go down from here. (although it was on a streamer...)
There were some big rapids, nice seems.
A slightly below average sized trout, but not too bad to look at.
This was a real nice piece of water, meandering back and forth real gentle. But, we missed the hopper activity, it seems.
Al, the trout wrangler.
The last day up there was not to be wasted; I had a flight back to CA at 5 so figured it was a good call to make the most of the morning on my new favorite organic soup of aquatic life.
Just little porkers, everywhere.
This freak hit the october caddis, absolutely thrilling, completely unexpected considering the hatch hadn't started (it was only about 1 pm)
The most interesting Steve in the world caught and released who knows how many fish like this...using mepps spinners.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Personal best rainbow trout. Took the stimi on the surface like a freight train with reckless abondon, there were yellow jackets and bees all over around this hole and maybe he had been feeding on them before I got my fly in his lane. Thought I was going to lose him a few times, glad I didn't
After lunch, as the sun started to drop behind the ridges and the water began to cool, we fished further upstream and had fun with equal parts bouldering/rock climbing plus fishing.
Lots of juicy critters fer eatin...yellow stoneflie larvae I think