Category Archives: Blog

Water thoughts, and fishing epiphanies.

Fall!!!!!

Ok, so it’s cooling off nicely…… Fish are looking up……. Been getting a surgical drifts, and getting enthusiastic feedback. Did 3 drifts for a 19″ Brown…. I love Fall….. Hoppers are the special right now…..match them closely to the ones … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Slowly we go…….

I’ll be honest (of course), we need cooler temps, and they may be coming…. The fish are tired of us flogging them……and warmer water having less oxygen, makes fish feel lethargic and a little stressed. I often take time out … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Summer season

Thought I would share the joy….My buddy Andy scored his Brown on a sz 18 Baetis dry. Practice does make perfect……… We have clouds today! Always nice to get a break from the sun………The fish do not like it much……..so … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Summer time!

We are hard into summer…… Had a young fisherman out this week. We stalked a nice brown, his first, and it looked like the fish was going to win! But this guy had more game than the fish. He said…NO! … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Ants, Termites…..

Last evening, as I walked back to the truck, I saw a dead tree swarming with Brewers Blackbirds…….no other trees had any activity, so I went to take a look. Termites were emerging in large numbers. Some birds ate them … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Doin Dries

He isn’t that big….but he ate a dry. That means, for those who fish no other way, it’s time to fish…..   Just because I fish every way under the sun, doesn’t mean I can’t fish a dry for a change, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Spring a dingding……..

Ok….finally it is stable and warm! I think the snow is behind us…….time to fish! The river is looking good….the upper section between Truckee and TC is flowing well and has given up a few fish, and a fish has … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Game on!!

I challenged my buddy to one-drift a fish…..(it’s how we get better) it took four drifts for the brown, and four more for a nice bow…. Day two……..another Brown! This is for those who think it has to be lower … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Almost there…….

The path is clear……barely. A foot of snow or so….and we are out playing. Even the dog walkers are helping to pack the path…. Of course it was fishers who started it……..It was really fine up here this week, and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Improving?

How motivated are you to learn? It’s occurred to me over the last 40+ years of fly fishing that some fishers don’t want to get better at this sport….they would prefer the fish get easier…….IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR APPROACH……..you … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment