Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall Favorite

After a long dry summer that seemed like it would never end we have been enjoying and indian summer that came after a bump in flows, just the way you would want it.  There haven't been a ton of fish looking up, mostly because there haven't been a ton of bugs.  Apparently they like the schizophrenic weather as much as we do.  However, if you know exactly where to look, the noses pop up every day, at a consistency you could "set your watch to".  The end of summer is always bittersweet, but the reward of fall is always worth waiting for.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Waiting Game

With a 9 month pregnant wife at home, weather that cannot make up it's mind, and steelhead taking their sweet time to make it to the close rivers, I've been spending a lot of time waiting around lately.  This is not something that I am accustomed to, and not that good at, especially in the month of September.  The appropriate fishing for this waiting game has been throwing around some small spey rods and streamers.  Much like my life, an enjoyable cast is followed up by a lot of waiting.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Ready for the reset

Most years I'm dreading the end of summer.  The 3rd week of august always shows the first signs of fall around here, and this year was no different.  The schizophrenic weather patterns return, and we're as liable to have 90 degrees heat as snow.  Hopper fishing is waning and fall bugs aren't quite motivated to do anything yet.  With all the changes I think for the first time I'm ready for it to just start dumping snow and reset for next year.  Here's to El Nino making it to the rockies and loading us up for a good 2016.