Sunday, June 25, 2017

Grandiose Weekend

It seems we have been blessed to hit certain rivers and hatches spot on in the last couple of years. This year no different, with the water on the dropping and clearing daily, the bugs were insane.
Quite virtually having our choice of bugs to throw, you just had to choose, still quite a few salmon flies fluttering, golden stones as thick as can be and coving the sides of the boat, grey drake clouds up and down the river and numerous species of caddis fluttering amongst all.
We decided to stick with a single golden stone dry as this would provide us plenty of rises and fish.
Working the opposite side of the river from most of the right handed casters would yield water that had not seen very may flies since high water .

All the browns and a few bow's were healthy and eager eaters. Will be back for more punishment
over the extended holiday weekend.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ready or Not

We found a river that is on the downside of runoff and fishing good. Of course we missed the annual march of the salmon flies, but will still hit the grey drakes, green drakes, golden stones, caddis and other bugs that get in the cross-hairs during the weekend. I am sure ready too ben the rod over and and see some fish to the net. 

See you all on the flip side of the weekend.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cardiac Salmonfly


 I think everyone sports a little wood at the thought of fishing or hitting the salmon fly hatch
on any western freestone river. If you don't that side of your brain is dead. The thought of fish 
completely gorging themselves on these large bugs is mind boggling. Often times they cannot stop,
until they are stuffed and other bugs are literally being coming back out. 
I falls on and below the Henry's Fork is an amazing setting to launch a raft and fish the 
edges and rockfalls. Fish ooze from every crevice. 

Well watch for yourself, as the team from KBL Studios put together some nice footage.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I"ll be Back

No Tarpon, No Permit on this go around, but I will return for vengeance.
The casting will be far better and pin-point, fish will be caught.
For now I will just have to toast the fish gods. You win..