Monday, October 31, 2011
With a little more time on my hands these days it's been easier to sit down at the computer and edit some video. I also just upgraded the computer to a new-to-me macbook pro courtesy of Seng. Although a couple years old it is still a substantial upgrade from the old cracked macbook that survived grad school.
The angler in the new vid, David, was a great guy to fish with, and was cool with me screwing around with the camera while landing his fish. All of the footage was from one day on the Big Hole, throwing the home brewed Chubby Chernobyl, and less than half of the fish landed were thrown on camera. It was great working on it now that it's cold out and to remember how insane out summer was.
Friday, October 28, 2011
|Greg with an awesome streamer eating rainbow|
|David learning that two hands are better than one.|
|Garey with the best fish of the day, and his first steeelhead on the two-hander.|
|Good start to my fall steelhead season|
Monday, October 24, 2011
|Real foam dome trucker hats, as modeled by professional guide/model/dancer Brett Seng.|
|This will be just like the one on Seng's dome.|
|These will be bright red, not dumb ass longhorn orange as pictured.|
Friday, October 21, 2011
|Wyman doing the grip and the grin.|
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Here is a submission for non-traditional fishing dogs from Bob and Molly out of Oregon. Renny, a Portuguese Water Dog(named after a boat launch on the Mckenzie), got to join us for a day of hopper fishing on the Big Hole. A great size and well behaved, Renny was an easy addition to the boat.
If you have a non-traditional fishing dog, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Last Sunday, my fiancé Lisa and I decided to take a “stretch break” during our drive back to Pullman. It happened to near one of our favorite runs on the Clearwater. An angler was fishing finishing up toward the bottom of the run, so we jumped in behind him. Lisa had hooked two fish here last weekend and wanted to repeat the performance. She was swinging the top half while I plied the waters below. We typically fish this run with 85-90 foot casts and hook fish from mid-river to the hang down. About 30 minutes in I hooked up near the hang down, it jumped twice then spit the hook. Knowing we had to get back on the road soon, I figured I blew my only chance at a fish. Four casts later in mid-swing I felt a pluck, followed by 3 seconds of agony, waiting for the fish to comeback. The loop slipped through my finger, line snapped tight, and my reel started spinning. I leaned heavily into the fish and the “sulk-fest” began. This fish subscribed to the tractor-trailer versus sports car mentality. He made two short runs, slashed at the surface a couple of times, then sounded and anchored himself out in the current. After enough side-pressure this beast relented and allowed Lisa tail him. What a brute, measuring out to 36 inches. Amazingly, the size 6 “Near nuff,” a pattern my friend Dave Clark invented this year for the Clearwater, remained firmly pinned in the buck’s nose. I unhooked him and held him in the current, shortly after he kicked free and returned to the shadowy depths. Unquestionably, the best pit stop of my life.
Found this awesome sign in the crapper of Tim Tollett's Frontier Anglers. Any of you who have been to the Beaverhead know that Tollett's is an institution in Dillon, and is the place to go for Beaverhead bugs, shuttles and any other local Dillon knowledge.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
|The fish didn't know what was coming for them|
On the eve of Movember, I had one of the best mustaches to ever grace the blue skiff. One would think that it would be adorned by a 60 year old man, but not so much, it was Tom K, a 20 something Ad man from NYC. If you remember this post (one of the most popular posts in the short evoanglers history) Bubba and I rock the 'stache for a month every summer, and had Tom showed up and the mustache trifecta aligned, who knows what would have happened to local trout populations. As things were, Tom (a semi-annual fly fisherman) spent two days in my boat chucking meat to the bank of the Beav, and going into vacuum mode on any brown trout that got in his way. More proof of the direct relationship between mustaches and big fish.
Friday, October 7, 2011
|Chris with a great hopper eater|
Only a couple more of these left for the year, and then back to the backyard flow, and random river photos instead of fishing reports.
SUmmer officially ended three days ago. From last friday till today I spent 4 days throwing hoppers and droppers, wearing shorts, and cracking cold ones at the end of the day and followed it up with streamers, bobbers, fleece and coffee. We were certainly lucky to have a hell of an indian summer this year, and any day I can wear shorts in October is a bonus.
|John with one out of the THICK foam.|
The end of last week I got to spend three days with John VanLeeuwen and his wife Chris. John is the creator of the Depth Skru bobber, which I was fortunate enough to test for him over the last 6 months. After holding his own on the first day, John watched Chris put on an absolute clinic on the lower Big Hole, catching enough that she decided to boat ride shortly after lunch. Chris followed that performance up by teaching the upper beav fish a thing or two about her husbands outstanding products. John's products (which I will do a better review of shortly) are going to be available from Idylwilde this spring, and guarantee will revolutionize the type of bobber you see being fished on your local river.
|BIG bug time!|
Thursday, October 6, 2011
|Brett with an awesome Klickitat fish, certainly worth protecting this beauties.|
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
It's been a few months, but I finally got the time finish this project. The footage is from two days on the Big Hole in June, when it was supposedly blownout but was in fact fishing outstanding. We bobber fished the whole time, and the fish in the film are ones we connected with and had slow enough water in to run the camera. A great couple of days for sure. I threw it up on Vimeo last week with the intention of launching it here this week, and the Orvis Blog picked it up in the meantime for their Friday Filmfest, which is awesome!
I've been running the GoPro more as well, and as my season winds to an end there will be more video coming out (assuming my computer doesn't die from the abuse).
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Famous camera man, fly fisherman, comedian and Stonefly Inn Pig Roast Alumni R.A. Beattie's film Off the Grid is dropping this week. R.A. runs one of the leading fly fishing film crews, and has been ahead of the pack of fly fishing films for quite some time now. Check out the films website here where you'll be able to order the film on the 7th. Here's the trailer for the new film below.