Slow day on the river – redeemed at the end

I joined up with my buddy from work today to do some scouting down stream from where we normally fish. We found that our target location was unaccessible. We didn’t get into anything on the way down, so we headed back up to our usual spots. Fish were rising, but none of our flies were small enough…

Giant Russian Taimen

Has anyone ever heard of or fished for Taimen? I came across this film today where some guys were fly fishing deep in the wilderness in Russia for them and after doing a little research, I was amazed. They can get up to 6 ft long. I couldn’t imagine battling them on a fly. I read that they are…

Winter Stoneflies

Came across the Winter Stoneflies, while searching for insects and hatches in the South. I’m working to build a hatch chart for the South, if you have one send it to me and help me keep my sanity! Thought you guys might enjoy the lead, if you didn’t already know it. Winter stoneflies sure…

Chasing wild brookies….

I took a day off work last Friday and headed to the Shenandoah Mountains with a good friend to chase brook trout in one of the many small but pristine streams in the area. We couldnĂ‚?t ask for better day. Beautiful fall weather and clear skies made for an awesome day of hiking and fly-fishing….

New Personal Best!

Got to sneak in a few hours on the river this morning. Hit a spot I haven’t fished in a while. Was more interested to see what it even looked like with the low water, and wasn’t expecting much. But it was kind of funny, I had a dream last night that I went back and fished this spot, so when I woke…

Underwater shots- fresh salmon

This morning I arrived to the river just as the stocking truck was packing up to leave. Within the hour the fish settled down a bit and started to chase/bite flies (although they were mostly just mouthing them, making it very hard to set the hook). Since I could see a few, I decided to take a video…

Report from Beaver’s Bend SP, Oklahoma

This was not my usual trip. I took my wife up for 3 nights and we had a nice, easy trip, except that I’m old and, well, old. I hadn’t been since the flooding occurred this spring and summer. I was amazed at how much had changed. It’s almost a different place. The stretch of river I usually fish is…

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