Thursday, October 28, 2010

Still deciding...





A few more shots from the other day... I really like the pic with Larry hooked up and me getting ready to net his fish! (From the last post)
We may have to head out one more day and get a few more shots...darn we have to fish more!!!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photo Shoot...




Larry and I spent a few hours trying to get a good photo for the new Orvis catalog. Here are a couple pics from the day, now we have to sift through the 150 pictures we took and try to find one to use. I will post a couple more shots and if anyone see's anything good give us a shout. This will make the selection process a little easier with some outside influence...


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grip and Grin...






Just a few more shots from the last couple of days... We are even giving away the secret flies...LOL!!!
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A few GOOD days...





Hit the water this week with a former Orvis School graduate and we tore them up. All three days we were into fish basically the entire time on the stream. The water was still low and clear, but the fish were playing nice. Eric and I fished multiple streams in the area and had success on them all. For me it was great to see that the fishing is improving and should actually still get better if we ever get more water. We were using a couple different patterns and they seemed to work on all of the streams. Tiny single eggs, tiny parachute adams, and very tiny disco midges. I am going to add a few more pics from the last few days in a post above...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Colors...




Larry and I had a chance to do some native Brook Trout fishing earlier this week. These fish came from a branch of a stream that I had never fished and was fortunate enough to be let in on the secret from Larry and Jared. The stream was awesome it had everything you could want when chasing wild fish, great scenery and awesome looking fish. The only downfall is I did not have a good camera and these pics came from Larry's cell phone. Next trip we will get a few pics of the stream and some higher quality fish shots. Side note; the top pic was maybe the best looking wild trout I have ever seen hands down! The camera does not do it a bit of justice, I have caught a lot of wild trout and nothing really could compare to that fish. It was the "MACK DADDY" of Pennsylvania Brook Trout....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dudewater...


Jim Lampros's Blog has some amazing shots of Steelhead. Just wanted to give him a shout out and wish his success on his blog... Check it out...Dudewater
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Spoon Full of Grass - Teaser....


Spoon Full of Grass - Official Teaser from chase hancock on Vimeo.

Being that this is my favorite Cash song as well as mixed in with some tailing Redfish, I really liked this teaser. Check it Out...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Buisness Trip...






This past Monday we headed to State College PA for a Orvis dealer meeting. We got to see some of the new product that is going to be introduced this year, and I must say I was impressed! What really stood out for me was the new Safe Passage line of Packs, Slings, and Chest Packs, etc... They all were awesome and showed Orvis is really trying to reach some of the new blood in fly fishing. When this stuff is released you gotta take a look...its sick! Another thing to keep a eye out for is the new Access Fly Rod, got a chance to cast it and I was really diggin' it. Now to what's really important, we spent the next day fishing on Spring Creek and it was killer. We had a great time fishing with some of the other orvis guys and everyone seemed to do really well. The picks are of average Spring Creek Brown trout, except for the last one. The last is a Golden Rainbow Trout that had very strong wild fish features, if you look at the picture you can see the white tipped fins and still some faint spots on the belly. I am unsure if these fish are able to occur out of a hatchery, if anyone know please let me know. I have never seen a Goldie that looked quite like this... On a side note we are giving the facebook thing a try, you can find us by searching fly fishing, sporting clays and wing shooting in South Western PA. Please show us some love...lol!
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Friday, October 1, 2010

More Early Season Chrome...





Just a few more pics from the Erie trip. The top is a very fresh chromer and the Hen down below is a pig!!!
Enjoy...
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September Steel...






On the last day of September we felt it was time for us to make our first run to the Erie tribs this year. Erie had received some heavy rain a few days prior and we figured with the perfect conditions the Steel should move. We left Uniontown around 3am and were sitting at McDonald's in Erie at 6:20am. We were the first on the stream and about 15 minutes into the trip Larry was hooked up with some chrome. We thought this trip could be epic, but it didn't turn out quite that way. The water was great but there was not a great number of fish in the streams just yet. As the morning went on the actions stayed pretty consistent and I got lucky and hooked up with a giant buck. We guessed this fish close to if not over 12 pounds, it gave me and the 9 wt everything we could handle. We continued to catch a few fish throughout the morning. As afternoon approached we decide to eat some lunch and I had to buy some fresh concord grapes (the best part of early steelhead season) and then finish out the rest of the day on the water. The fishing in the middle of the day was tough, by this point the fish had been fished over and were very skittish. As evening approached the conditions improved, the last couple hours of light seemed to be the best. Larry really laid into them in those last few hours with lots of hook ups and a few fish landed. We used multiple patterns throughout the day and seemed like White Woolly Buggers and various estaz eggs worked the best. Please take note of the last pic, it was snapped after Larry quick released a giant fish with no picture. This happened a few more times throughout the day, I would reach for the camera and Larry would lose the fish... I guess that's what happens when you try to bring hate to every Steelhead you hook in the face with a fly...
Fish on....

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