Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Day...

Big Bow....



Abby, Bailei, Tucker, and Maggie

Mike, Garret, and I had a trip on Easter morning. Water was up as usual and buggers were the name of the game. With the picture above is Mike with the lady landing a big rainbow on a large streamer. I had got a Tiger Trout there on an earlier trip, but couldn't get this big boy to eat. It was a great way to end the trip.

 In the picture below are my parents labs. I must say, this is a hard picture to take with four labs to look at the camera at the same time. I thought Mom and Dad did a good job with the picture. Tucker, a Fox Red lab that was rescued this winter is really fitting into the family. Abby, my sisters chocolate lab is the ornery of the bunch. Maggie was my lab while growing up and has set the standard for our type of family pet. Bailei, which was hit by a car a few years back, is the most affectionate of them all. There is no better feeling than stopping by my parents house for good food and seeing the dogs.  
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Stripping Streamers....

 
Lanny stripping an Olive Zonker....



Had a half day trip with Lanny that was visiting the resort for the first time. With the water high, I dug deep into my Cliff Bugger Box to find some meat to throw at these trout. Lanny was awesome to fish with because he was able to land the fly anywhere I asked. We landed two solid fish and had many more strikes. We have been battling the rain as of late, but its only a matter of time. Starting to see some larger BWOs flying around on the streams. 
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

The next generation...



Just a few more photos from the last couple of trips. If you look at post below there are a few more details that go along with the pics.
Just wanted to say that it's great when people want to get there young ones involved with fly fishing early. These guys really are going to be the future of this great sport. So when you get a chance try to get as many kids involved as you can. Regardless on how you do it, being bluegill on a pond or trout in a stream. These are going to be the next generation of conservationist to keep our sport going...

Highlights from last two weeks...




Here are a few shots from the last two weeks. We had some really great fishing in-spite of some nasty weather conditions. Most fish have been taken on larger nymphs and small streamer patterns, still not much surface activity. This week the thermometer is heating up, so we hope to see some bugs soon. We have been really lucky with some larger fish this spring, so hopefully this is just a prelude of what's to come. So everyone pictured above thanks once again for letting me share some time on the stream with you...

I must say big fish = BIG SMILES!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Something to Check Out...


Brian from Glendorn Resort, started a blog this past week. It will be dedicated to his fly fishing adventures as well as some hunting stories too. After fishing the first time with Brian, I noticed he had a fly box labeled "Toothy Critters." I know this guy meant business. He chases musky, carp, and even walleye on the fly. Mike and I meet up with Brian to fish as much as we can. Here are some links from the previous trips: Trip 1 Trip 2
These guys at Glendorn have some awesome water they fish. The rivers are scenic and the wildlife is spectacular. They are only minutes away from some of the best steelhead waters as well. Be sure to check out his blog. I'm sure you will see some pig trout on there. huntfishguide.blogspot.com