Monday, August 30, 2010

Nice day with the boys

Had a good day last week with a return client. Pete and his friends Adam and Larry. Adam had never really fished moving water with a fly rod. Living in Reno he had always focused on Pyramid Lake for the big Lahontan cutthroat . Nice way to start your river fishing experiences, I had a blast with you guys.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kids these days...

Took out Michael here last week. He told me he had only gone fly fishing a couple times, yet when we were on the water, he understood drifts, and advanced mending better then a lot of people I've seen who have fished for decades. He tied his own flies and had a decent grasp on what worked. I couldn't figure out how he had all these innate talents without ever really doing these activities for much time. His secret; he studied youtube vids of other people fly fishing and tying. Ahh, the modern era. Great job Michael. I'm happy to see young folks like you that are inquisitive and dedicated to the things they enjoy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Last night I had two clients hook three browns around 24" in the same run in a 5 minute window. Two were broken off on avoidable rocks and one just sheared the tippet. They were completely random and I'm not quite sure why three fish of that size were in there, but when a guide says "GET THAT ROD UP" listen to the man, hes not trying to sell you real estate, he's trying to help you catch fish. We still ended up catching a good number of smaller to medium size fish, but lost the ones we really wanted. Feelin' heartbroken today. Some days I wonder why I do this, but most days it's as plain and obvious as the smile on my face. It was still a good outing, I think I'm just too caught up in helping people catch the"fish of their year" or the "fish of their life." The next time I'm with some friends and were thinking of what to toast to, its going to,

"the ones that were caught and the ones that got away"


Monday, August 2, 2010

River's been having some thick caddis and yellow sally hatches. Little Truckee and the other creeks are getting low but still fishing well. Low light conditions are usually best. Was driving home through the canyon on hwy80 the other night and my windshield was getting pelted with pugs. Haven't seen a hatch that thick in quite some time.