Friday, July 27, 2012
This weeks Friday Flashback is from the lower Yakima canyon. On another one of mine and Stephen's unsuccessful trout fishing days, we caught this small bow and Stephen couldn't even crack half of a smile. I do remember this fish ate a streamer that Stephen brought back from Sun Valley that we thought would hammer fish on the Yakima, and I think this is the only fish we ever got to eat it. Thankfully Stephen and I have much better mojo fishing together for steelhead.
Friday, July 20, 2012
That Gore-tex cowboy hat should look familiar, and will make at least one more appearance on friday flashbacks. This day Chou and I fished the Snoqualmie, caught a couple tiny fish, and I douched the first digital camera I ever had (which dried out and lasted another couple years). Hopefully we will get together and fish this fall, because it has been a while, but hopefully its not on the Snoqualmie.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
|My wife Ke'lah doing work|
One of the benefits of being married to a fishing guide is the few days in the summer you get to go fishing together the fish tend to cooperate. This hasn't quite been the case for us this summer, but Ke'lah did find this nice bow on an evening float last week.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
|Cheyenne thinking "Don't get that spey rod too close to me"|
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Little late in the day for a friday post, but had to get up this oldie. I don't even remember where we were fishing, or why we took a picture of a fish this size. Shawn and Katie are rolling out tomorrow a.m. and will likely have some fish pics with browns that could eat this little yak fish.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
|Iron Sally, right where she is supposed to be.|
They showed up a little early this year with the low warm water we have been having, but the Yellow Sally is always a welcome bug to the local rivers. As a stone that swims to the surface to hatch rater than crawl to the bank, trout get keyed up on the nymph version as soon as you start seeing the adults. In fact the general consensus around the guys I fish with is that the sally nymphs taste so much better than the dry that they don't bother eating the fly off the surface (atleast not as often as they should). When sally's start popping, the Morrish's Iron Sally from Idylwilde is the first pattern I tie on, and often don't fish much else. It has a tung bead, wire body, and small flashy legs that mimic movement and entice trout. And if you are familiar with Ken Morrish's bugs you know that they all crush. Next time you feel those little yellow stones crawling on your neck, tie on the Iron Sally, you'll be glad you did.
|Morrish's Iron Sally.|
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
|Been a while since I've got one of these, Yakima River Cutthroat|
|Brazda getting some bugs ready.|
|Constant laughs with an old friend.|
|Sunset over the Kittitas Valley.|