Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Fishing Report

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!
I also got to see some ridiculous streamer fishing the last couple days, more to come on that this week.

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