Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lunch on the Tulips

A beautiful lunch spot on the Humptulips River in Washington State. A stunning steelhead river, that would treat us to a fantastic day of fishing and amazing scenery.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Copper and Partridge

Copper and Partridge
Hook: Alec Jackson North Country Soft Hackle 11-13
Body Thread: Clear Mono
Rib: Sm. Copper Wire
Soft Hackle: Blue Ribbon premium Partridge
Head Thread: 8/0 Brown
Head Dubbing: Brown UV Ice Dubbing

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time Well Spent

Snow is melting, shelf ice is subsiding, it is now time to dust off the gear and head to the ditch.
Time spent on the river, stream and lake is stress relieving even when the catching is not great.
Hearing the peaceful flow of the water, gulps of the rising fish, and the occasional internal smile when  that fish is hooked. River time  is Time Well Spent.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Guide Gear

Sometimes just the essential are nestled next to the guide as he eases you down the river 
in search of the rising fish. A little tippet, well a couple of flies and of course some Copenhagen to take the edge off the morning .

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hurricane Remnants

 Depending on the severity of the wind and waves as the hurricanes roll
past the island, the docks take some of the worst beatings. Many were still under repair
and being rebuilt on our recent trip.

Always to bad, as there are many fish the hang around the docks, so such a great place
to spot, watch and fish.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Rusty Rat

 Perfect for Thursday, as a decent portion of the country is getting foul weather, what 
better time than to kick back and watch a little fly tying. In this episode, Tim Flagler,
ties the tried and true, Rusty Rat.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Blue Midge

 Blue Midge
Low, clear cold water calls for small flies. The Blue Midge can be just the answer on
those warming days when the fish get active. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tarpon and Trout

I had really never thought about the geography of Costa Rica, and it having the elevation
to sustain the habitat for trout. When I came across this neat little video short from Backwater Fly 
Fishing I was intrigued. Well probably not enough to skip the other great species, UNLESS, time was no issue. Always, worth the watch, and a good little soundtrack to boot.