Saturday, May 28, 2016

Well Chewed

Water is high but fish are eating on the edges occasionally if presented correctly
and the fish are looking up. This pattern proved itself as it was well chewed but intact
and ready for more action tomorrow. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sometimes

Sometimes, the fishing gods are with you and sometimes not. This is the time of the year you dance with the devil. All the free stone rivers are going through there ritual of blowout flows and unfishable 
flows. Many folks turn to the reliable tailwater fisheries, that are often more stable, but are suspect to rising flows too, as reservoirs and impoundments need to release water to make room for additional water that is coming. 
Such is the case currently, on many tailwater fisheries. Increased flows can create opportunities that do not normal exist, as off-color and dirtier water allows larger flies to be fished.

Colorado River Brown

Always beautiful, the close-up photo of the brown trout skin is alway unique, especially to each river drainage. This patch comes from the Colorado River drainage. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Guide Duties

Guide Duties - take on a different meaning to everyone. Many of the friends we have made of the years of visiting the great waters of the country, involve the friendships we have developed with our friends and guides we frequently visit and fish with on the river. Many simply love the fish, waters and all things involving fish and people. Many put in long, exhausting days, making sure the boat is clean, lunches are made, water is scouted, and if all goes well, some fish are caught. 
That is catching is great, and we have had some great trips, but we have also had some mediocre fishing and exceptionally fun trips because the guides add the humor, knowledge of the area and relaxation to the day. Far more important the just fish count, well for some, hope your not one of those.....
Find the goods one, treat them well, explore new water, find new ones.
Life is short.