It was quite a pleasure to show up for a day of guiding to find out that your trip has been cancelled. Well, only because we still got paid, got a tip, kept our lunch and then went out on a personal day of fishing. Mikey Hemkens and I hit the South Fork and the rest was history. What a day. We shared info on flies, honey holes and generally had a blast. The images below show the rest.
The last image is of WCA Guide George White getting his client into some nice Cutthroats.
What a day we had. It seems that we keep having the kind of day that comes every once in awhile when guiding Jim and Mike. Many fish in the 16-18" class were brought to the net. It didn't start off like that though. But, persistence often pays off, and today was no exception. We had the bulk of our takes on a tandem dry fly setup consisting of a size 10 Water Walker "september stone" followed by a 16 pink Cahill. The action was best during the mid day hours.
We'll be doing it again tomorrow. Bring on the bite.
It's been awhile since I've put up a post. This season has been a real busy one. I just finished a nineteen day stretch and am back at it again this morning.
The riffle fishing has been a little slow due to the high water levels. Though it had started to really pick up this past week. Small PMD dry and emerger patterns are taking some nice fish now though. The bank fishing is producing IF you can get your chubby or hopper patterns TIGHT against the undercut bank on in the wood piles. The Nymph fishing with PMD life cycle patterns behind a rubber leg stonefly pattern are still the most consistent setup's.
With the fishing picking up again and the water flows coming down in the real near future. I forsee a special late Summer early Fall fishing season coming our way.
I have several dates open in Sept and Oct. Give me a shout and lets get you on the water during the Brown trout spawn. Book Here.
What a killer Salmon fly hatch on the Henry's Fork in Idaho this year. The hatch was in full force due to ideal environmental conditions. If this is a prelude to what's in store for us on the South Fork this year, watch out! Stay tuned for updates coming soon.
I am super psyched to be joining the WorldCast Anglers team here in Victor, ID for the 2012 Guiding season.
Please note that I am no longer accepting bookings at Snake River Angler in Jackson, Wy or The Lodge at Palisades Creek in Irwin, ID.
Be sure to Book your trips at WCA early, as we are predicting a stellar season with great water and might actually have a Salmon fly hatch this year on the South Fork.
Why the switch? There are many personal reasons, but really it was to provide my fishing friends/clients more opportunities to be guided on the most sought after waters in the Northern Rocky Mountains.
WorldCast is the largest outfitter in the area with the greatest number of permits. In Western WY, WCA is permitted on the Snake, Green, Salt, and New Fork River as well as Yellowstone Lake, Lewis Lake and streams in Yellowstone NP. In Eastern Idaho, WCA is permitted on the South Fork Snake, Henry's Fork and Teton River, as well as private waters in the Teton Backcountry and Teton Springs in Victor.
However, one of my personal favorites is chasing huge carp on the fly at Blackfoot Reservoir, where we are also permitted.
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There's a growing number of fly anglers who's love has something to do with Cheerio lips of a different kind. Over the course of the summer, this group of fishing guides found plenty of action to keep their addiction going.