Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Short List....

The longer you fish the more you subconsciously compare things.  Last year the olives were hatching by now, the fish didn't seem to refuse foam bugs like this, the fish looked healthier last year and so on.  Today I found myself trying to compare the quality of fishing to other days on the river.  It probably wasn't my best day ever on the Provo but it is on a short list.

Pretty Bow

Brown Trout

Best reel ever?  Well it's for sure on the short list

Pheasant Tail Eater
Net Full O' Fish

Beautiful Spring Day

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Invasion Begins

While I am waiting for my order of tying goods for steelhead I figured I'd whip up some streamers.  I am a big fan of articulated flies but the home invader is a great fly that hunts.

Tan/Brown for the Green River.

Crayfish flavored...I'm thinking lower Madison.

 Brown/Yellow my favorite streamer combo.

Chartreuse/White cause big bass gotta eat too.

I am not gonna post a tutorial cause In The Riffle has a great one http://www.intheriffle.com/fishing-videos/fly-tying/home-invader/.  I must state however that you should use temple fox for this fly though.  It is freakin' awesome stuff.  You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tootsie Roll

Here is a simple and super effective tie for the summer.  Fish it anywhere it'll get ate!

Tootsie Roll - Trout Fly
Hook: TMC 2312 #10-16
Thread: Black or Brown
Body: Rainy's Ant Foam
Body: UTC Holo Tinsel
Hackle: Brown Dyed Grizzly



Step 1: Secure the ant body to back of hook.  It helps to take a turn or two in front of the cylinder as well to keep it from rolling on you.
 
Step 2: Tie in and plamer hackle where you tied down the foam.
 
Step 3: Tie in and wrap holo tinsel body.
 
Step 4: Tie down foam leaving a little gap to tie off fly at the end.

Step 5: This is the same as step 2.  Then just lift the front part and whip finish.

That's all there is to it.  I like this fly in both cinnamon and black.  I use brown holo tinsel for the cinnamon one and red holo tinsel for the black one.  Tie some up for this summer you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cane on Cottonwood

When spring hits you get busy...yard work, cleaning, work....but you still gotta get out for a couple hours now and again to chase some fish.  Broke out the ol' cane rod and hit Big Cottonwood Creek with a good friend today and we had a great time.









I love to fish with JP.  When we hit a little creek it isn't about the size of fish or stacking up numbers it is just about fishing and having a good time.  The best part of the day wasn't even about landing a fish, JP had one of the prettiest takes I've ever seen.  Thanks for the day buddy I'll whip up some more "Big Cottonwood Special" PMXs for next time.