Gotta love Carp sipping dry flies on the surface. Shane and Brian, the guys from Glendorn, having some fun with these Golden Bonefish. It also looks like Mickey is excited to be out on the lake as well. Had a good conversation with these guys in New York about getting these on top water. In the creek that I live near, I have seen the Carp taking insects and berries off the top. I will be looking forward to this in a month or two.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
These great fish are from this past Friday... (03-25-11) Had a chance to get out with a couple guy's and this was the fruit of our labor. We manged to get into some really nice fish, the water was perfect high and green. And the fish wanted to eat Wooly Buggers like it was there job! Mark and Travis both did really well, being Travis had never fly fished and Mark was more familiar with the still water game. Travis I'm sorry about the sun soaked Brookie in the net picture, but the close up shows how good that fish really was (WHO DEY). As for Mark and his Rainbow, it speaks for itself...PIG!!!
Last but not least, we were heading off the stream we ran across this gentlemen locked in an epic battle. This is what came to the net when all was said and done! I did not get this man's name but asked if I could take a picture of this beast and post it on our blog... As you can see he said yes, great fish dude!!!
Here are a few more pictures from Spring Creek this past weekend. Check out the picture of the scud trying to escape the trout's belly...Pretty Sick!!! I would like to send out a big THANK YOU to Larry's wife for providing 3 large pizza's for Lunch. (From Brother's Pizza) That may have been the most clutch moment of the entire trip!!!
Olive sitting on a Helios....
Nice Brown that Larry landed early in a riffle....
Water was a little bit higher than usual, but the fishing was on par...
World Class Sucker at Spring Creek....
After the rendezvous, Mike and I met Larry and his wife in State College. We found a place to stay and a good bite to eat at the Champs Sports Bar in town. It was a perfect place to grab a bite to eat since we fished for about four hours till dark before arriving at the hotel. We landed about a dozen fish that evening. I was having success on a Scud and black midge pattern.
The follow morning Larry, Mike, and I fished Benner Spring to try a few different spots in the morning. We did really well exploring some other spots that we had overlooked before on other trips. After lunch, we moved further down the creek to find if the Blue-Winged Olives were coming off. It was a cool day with some clouds, but they were not in full stride yet. We were able to find fish throughout the afternoon feeding in some dries. They wanted a #16 parahute olive or an adams in the same size.
Mike has a good picture to post of a brown that I caught with Scuds crawling out of his mouth. It was a sweet picture.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Orvis Sandanona - Millbrook, NY
Back of the Shooting Lodge
Tom Rosenbaur getting some video for maybe his next podcast.
New Gale Force and Safe Passage chest packs.
New Flies for 2011
This pass weekend, Mike and I went to Orvis Sandanona for the guide rendezvous. I was a great time to connect with other guides as usual and to see the new products that are going to become available in the near future. Mike and I cast the new Access rods and the new Superfine Touch rods. They are not that bad and they look rather sharp too. My favorite product that will becoming out soon is the gale force packs that will be added to the safe passage lineup. They are waterproof chestpacks, backpacks, camera bags, & etc. Really sharp line of fishing accessories. I also had to talk to most of rod designers and product designers.
During he last day at Sandanona, we shot that wingshooting course there. It was one of the most difficult I have shot in a while. Not used to using a field gun with a full choke didn't help all that much either. It was a great time.
Before I left I picked up a 11ft 7 weight switch rod with a mirage reel. Can't wait to use it on the river for this big brown then floating as well as for those pike I've been chasinin my float tube. I did cast the 10 weight switch and shot the line in the area of 120'. The new line is better than the lone that was introduced last year when the rods have first came out.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Just wanted to thank the Penn's Woods West Chapter of Trout Unlimited for putting on another great show.
Also thanks to everyone that stopped by and chatted with us...
Jared was holding the fort down, and representing the Nemacolin Field Club and the Brooks, Browns, and Bows blog. Check out the Ipad with the blog front and center... Thanks for helping Jared!!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Last Saturday, Mike and I meet up on a fun mountain stream that had some good small stonefly action. Mike's trip cancelled, so he called to see if I wanted to fish with him. This has been the first time that I have been out fishing all season. Mike had fished the afternoon before and the fish were very active. The difference was that afternoon, it was a few degrees warmer and some sun on the water. The bugs were more active. The following day, it rained and stayed over cast. So the bugs were a little less active as well as the fish. the fishing started slow, but as the day went on, Mike and I started to slam the fish on hare's ear and black copper johns. If I really wanted to catch every fish, the water was perfect for a white woolly bugger. Jason was moving fish in every seam with a woolly bugger. Jason runs the Nemacolin Field Club and is started to really enjoy fly fishing.
The only downfall that happened that day was that my Orvis Hydros had snapped into two pieces. I have broken a few rods before, but never the way it did that day. It snapped in the top blank on a guide. All i was doing was pulling out some slack line. Kind of weird, but that is why I like a 25 year guarantee with Orvis.
Mike will also post some underwater video from his camera as well.