Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Well we couldn't resist it any longer, we had to hit Weber, regardless of the temps, and it payed off BIG. I think we caught 10 fish in about 45 minutes. Most of the fish were browns, with a few cutts in the mix. And the flies of choice were larger Pheasant tails and and smaller (size 18) midge patterns in white, both larvae, and emergers. My favorite was a little white emerger with a flash tail and flash loop wing, with a clear bead. The midge larvae were similar, just no tail or wing case. With the cold weather they seem to like these. I call them ice midges. Ken did well with similar stuff. But I really think they'll eat about anything presented right. I think another key to fishing right now is finding a nice deep hole where the fish will be stacked in for the winter. Thanks Johhny, for freezing your butt off and taking pictures while we slayed 'em.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Here's a picture of the articulated sculpin pattern that my buddy Matt Guymon came up with. This bad boy is awesome, it really draws em out. Matt's been using it alot lately, and hasn't really caught a fish under 18". Below are a few patterns that I've been tyeing myself, except for the black. I found that along with some others on the river the other day, lucky me.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Today was awesome, we went out with a new friend, Matt Guymon, who taught us the ropes when it comes to streamer fishing. He has a pattern he's been working on for awhile thats been tearing up the browns. We had fun watching them chase us, while we tried to coax them into hitting. We had some real bruisers trail these big articulated streamers. I did manage to get a nice tiger trout and Matt nailed some nice browns, but the biggest fish were just a little leary of smacking em. I think they're just beat down and tired from the spawn. It wasn't a high fish number day, but it was definitely a learning day. Thanks Matt for your lessons, it's much appreciated. I cant wait till these fish get fiesty again!!!