Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spinney, Saturday, April 23, 2011

Not much to report. My buddy Scott and I hit Spinney on Saturday. Day started nasty in Confier with heavy snow - couldn't see 20 feet in front of the truck, made it slow going. Took 2 hours to get there. Saw a Ford Focus with an elk in it's windshield just outside of Fairplay - scary and sad. The roads were a mess over Kenosha and all the way to Fairplay. Just outside of fairplay it cleared and the roads were dry.

Hiked in from the northwest lot - still a very long walk in - caught 1 fish each all day. Scott nabbed a 15 incher chunky rainbow and I caught a 19 inch solid rainbow. Only had one other hook up the whole day. It was a breezy day - not crazy wind, but still enough to be cold and painful. Blowing snow hit us on and off all day. Walked to the bluffs which were muddy and silty. Left around 1pm, roads were wet most of the way, dry on this side of Kenosha, not a drop of snow in Conifer, home in my house around 4pm.

Crappy day, but hey, at least I got out.

Before Fairplay

After Fairplay - big difference

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The BHGRHE is the Tuesday tie from the Haddis Catch.

DAMN!! This thing looks buggy - and it looks like a decent tie. Although I can't tell exactly what the "tail" fibers are - but I suspect speckled hen like the "legs".

Well played Brian J! Well played!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Stillwater, Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stillwater fishing, first trip of 2011 season. Sorry, I can't disclose my "secret" spots. Enjoy the fishporn.

The early early morning was calm, but after sunrise it got difficult, by 8am the wind was horrible, literally you could cast about 10 feet in front of you and 10 seconds later you'd have to recast - it was pretty miserable. We were blown off the lake, back to the truck and home and in the house at 2pm. These pics don't do the fish justice.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Stonefly Tie - FOTD

A great stone fly pattern over at The Haddis Catch. I like this Copper Stone for the golden d-rib outlines by the silver wire - I have tried this and my result are not nearly as nice. The legs are an interesting addition - I like the way they add to the buginess of this fly.

Nice tie man! If you get the chance, check out the rest of his blog, he has some interesting stories and lots of fish pics.