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..

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunday in the Park with Larry


Lady Floatfisher and I had the great forture of spending the day on Spinney Reservoir with our great friend and guide Larry Freidrich's. If you have or have not had the opportunity to fish with this master, either rowing the rapids of the Arkansas River throwing caddis and golden stones, or damsels and callibaetis on Spinney on the nice Lund you are miss something special. The man is dialed.

 My typical night before includes the normal restless, tossing and turning, knowing fishing is on the horizon. Since it has only been two weeks, I wasn't jonesing to bad. Normal one can "bet" the wind will blow in South Park, but not today, Sunshine and warm weather would be our best friends .
Ms. Floatfisher and Master Larry speaking "rainbow" in hopes of the next giant take, well lots of stories and laughs were had, always a gauge to a good day fishing.

 In typical fashion, Mary would be the star all day with her rod bent over and catching the fish, while I could only document the event and take a few photo's. Warm up for Mary included a few browns , in a typical rainbow fishery.
My view most of the day of Mary's rod bent over, and Larry netting fish. Thanks for a great day on the water, learning a new technique, and spending time catching up with my best bud Larry.
Thanks Larry....

Friday, June 9, 2017

Peak Season - Bloodknots


It's been kinda of a long stretch in between quality video shorts as of late, however,
Bloodknots Productions, always put out a quality show. A good flick to sit back and have your
coffee and Bailey's and watch that water fly down the river.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Either Way" Chris Stapleton

Just because it is simply a flawless performance of a new song 
from his newest album. Worth a listen, and if you get a chance to see him, do....

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Just Dreaming' Today

Wishing I was in the warm tropic casting a long line for a bonefish today.
Sure would like a little sand in the toes.