Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tommy with another good carp on a recent trip with Guide Mike Schultz.
Allison with a monster Huron River "Brown Bomber"
Monday, June 21, 2010
Both Pat and Ben will be backpacking in along a few out of the way streams in Idaho, and John Clouser is already out west and we are just waiting to get a few teaser photos from him. We have updated the contact info on the blog, so if you need assistance quickly please don't hesitate to email or call as we will all be on the move in July.
Brett with another nice Brown Trout. If you are interested in fishing with Brett and you are out west this summer, he can be found at http://www.rockcreekanglers.com and reached through the shop at 888-945-3876.
Just a sneak speak at a very cool custom made leather wallet carved and painted by good friend, artist, and fly addict Marc Crapo. This is probably one of the best pieces of art and fly gear I owe! I love it!!! You can check out Marc's leather work and wallets at http://www.flywallets.com or he can be contacted at email@example.com
We'll have more for you later...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
After a quick tour and some lunch we hit the stream to try our luck. The lay out of the stream is absolutely beautiful and the fish were more than willing to take a dry. We caught several nice rainbow, brook, and brown trout on a variety of flies, but small dry and dropper rigs, midges, and terrestrials made the fishing extremely fun.
One of the nicely colored brook trout caught at Rockwell.
I'm sorry we didn't get more pictures, but we pretty much were just enjoying a slow paced, relaxing, and peaceful day of fishing. JD thanks for the day off, I needed it more than you could possibly imagine.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
New Colors of Senyo's Ice Dub and New Senyo's Shaggy Dub From HareLine Dubbin Inc. At A Fly Shop Near You!
Shaggy Dub is also cut long so that it can be utilized by tyers for everything from small nymphs to extremely large streamers. The movement of this material brings your flies to life, and the faintest motion or water current creates an "Alive" motion to the fly pattern.
Offered in 12 colors it can be effectively introduced/blended to your favorite dubbings/furs or used straight to build increased motion to your fly patterns. Here are few pictures of Steelhead fly patterns that use Shaggy Dubbing and currently are used for Great Lakes Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout.
Senyo's Purple Shaggy Sculpin
We'll have more for you later!
Friday, June 4, 2010
This was Jeremiah's first time to this river and it would prove to be a true learning experience but not without some fantastic rewards. Don is a veteran of this fishery and admits that this is the toughest local water that he fishes. The browns in this river are truly amazing in every respect, from their brilliant markings to the way they fight...and of course we can't forget their sheer size. The average brown trout caught in this river averages 18" to 19", with fish being caught in the 22" to 24" range almost daily. However, catching these "bruisers" does not come without persistance and the ability to match the hatches exactly. These fish primarily feed just below the surface during most hatches, taking your midge or emerger pattern. Although if you are able to make it here during mid to late June you may take advantage of the giant stonefly hatch. These size 4 flies turn these beauties in to absolute beasts. Here are a few of the trophies we were able to land during this trip.
As mentioned before, this river can truly test your skills. If you are unable to match the hatches perfectly, you will spend the day perfecting your casting motion. These plus size fish are fickle and most often found feeding on the smallest hatches that are coming off at the time. I have learned that it's almost impossible to fish a fly that is too small! Size 20 to 24 midges are the most dominant fly in this arena, which proves that size truly does matter.
After another successful trip I am counting down the days to when I can make it back to this picturesque canyon and feed my need for monster Browns once again!
Fly Fishing Specialist
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
SAO/WBA Guides John Miller and Scott McClintock have been doing very well over on the Delaware River. The flows had been extremely low this spring, but as of today the the river got a small release of cold water. It's nice to see NYC place a "one flush policy" on all its big city residents to afford alittle water for the businesses and people along the West Branch who really need it. Hey NYC river master both reservoirs are full? What in the heck are you waiting for? Once again city government and shady politics are threatening a gem of a natural resource... Sound familiar? We live in a nation that has the ability to put people on the moon, but we can't find anyone responsible enough to cap a broken oil line in the gulf or open a spill way on the finest resource in the east...Go Figure? Despite river conditions our friends over at the West Branch Angler(http://www.westbranchresort.com) have been able to do well in the mornings and evenings when river temps were favorable to fishing... Here are a few pics...
A sweet looking Delaware River Brown Trout.