the biggest mistake about fly fishing, is that its just about fish

Monday, March 8, 2010

i quit messin, and got a lesson

the wind was gusting upriver to at least 30 at times.

great learning situation i think.

well anyways i had the priveledge of getting some solid instruction from bill lowe again, and its always alot of fun and i learn more and more each time. currently im having slight trouble keeping my speed low and my cast round, as opposed to choppy as i currently am doing.

and another cool thing to see, was the couple spent salmon we saw swimming around, that came within touching distance to rest in the eddies that were caused by our legs in the water, its sad to see such a beautiful creatures life winding down, but its also a beautiful thing to see nature come full circle.

just another great day to be alive

hit up bill, hes a great teacher and a riot to be around

Saturday, March 6, 2010


friday night got my first skunk since starting with the spey rod.

only spent about an hour on the water and as always was nice to get out.

today was a work day so no fishing, but im gonna get out tomorrow

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

rain means steelhead

swung for a few hours this evening.
no skunk and my landing hand smells of fish so thats always good.

fished with my buddy tony up and down sunrise and we each got fish, although multiple grabs were had.

bill lowe was nice enough to come kick it river style with us for a bit, and as always he is awesome to be around.

that guy makes spey casting look as easy, as ummm.......well really easy.

got to play with his 5126 z axis and i have three words to say about it, i want one.
i have a feeling this is gonna get expensive.

hence why the river is my current girlfriend, a new setup to her is as jewelry is to any other woman.

im not sure how people feel about fishing in the rain, but i love it. i kinda forgot how much fun it is. something about fishing in the rain makes you feel hardcore, like you know that theres some poor fool driving by looking down on us from his warm bmw thinking, "i didnt know you could fish in the rain." well newsflash to him, you can, but please dont, thats when i have the river to myself.

zulu out

Monday, March 1, 2010

broke in my new beulah platinum today.

after class i went to kienes where jason hartwick had my new baby waiting for me. we got her rigged up in no time and then i was on the river.

first cast i got the grab but he spat it.

then i got into my favorite spot and started catching em.

got a few, nothing to write home about but it was definately a blessing to be out on the river.

gear used today:

beulah platinum 13' 2" 7 wt
tonic line, custom wieght at 515 grains
rio slickshooter
ross momentum #4