Archive for the ‘Fishing Venues’ Category

Trico Photos

John Beth has sent along a few more Trico photos from his trip to Montana’s Bighorn a couple of weeks ago. For those that have never fished big waters, the Trico hatch o the ‘Horn can seem unreal. But the big western rivers like the Missouri, the Henry’s Fork, Canada’s Bow, and others all have […]

Bighorn Tricos Heavy as Ever

My friend and long time fishing companion, John Beth, just returned from the Bighorn. He and his friends fished Trico duns and spinners, and plied the waters with nymphs and streamers in the off-hatch times. As always the ‘Horn was welcoming, and they did very well. John’s best in the Trico hatch and spinner fall […]

Coho Blues?

Bluesman Keith Scott searched BCs Bulkley for 12 hours with his two hand rod for steelhead, but found none. Rigging his 7-weight one-hander with a Popsicle he made a few casts and secured a nice coho. Will there be a Coho Blues coming soon??  

Clydehurst Christian Ranch 2016

Marc Williamson and I are teaching a fly fishing school at the Clydehurst Christian Ranch. Today (9/8/16) was registration and the opening comments. We introduced two knots to the group as a warm-up exercise. Tomorrow they get a good shotgun blast of information. Marc and I got in last night so that we could spend […]

Keith the Pikeminnow man

Normally he’s Keith Scott, bluesman, but on the Adams River in BC, Canada, he was Keith the Pikeminnow man. Yes, this member of the minnow family  takes the fly well, and in a river, they fight well, too. They can reach over 24 inches in length and 8 pounds. The current world record is 13 1/2 pounds. […]

Oregon Lakes

My friend, Marc Williamson was recently fishing on Crane Prairie Lake and East Lake in central Oregon. These lakes are known for producing good fish. This time of year it’s almost totally Chironomids—larvae fished deep on an indicator. The best places are in the old river channels and in deep water along high banks. A […]

Bighorn Anomaly

On their recent trip to Montana’s Bighorn, both Chuck Furimsky and Harry Schoel fished a backwater area and to their surprise, each caught a very nice smallmouth bass. Nothing wrong with smallies, to be sure, but where did they come from? No matter, they fought well and made a memorable trip for both friends.

Marlin School

Jake Jordan is conducting his Marlin Schools in Costa Rica, and his clients have been doing quite well. Everyone hooks up on a daily basis and all go away with tales of ones lost and ones landed. These fish are so powerful that if they get out there 300 yards and then jump, they usually […]

Tricos on the ‘horn

My friends, Chuck Furimsky and Harry Schoel have been fishing the Bighorn during the Trico hatch. The spinners fall till about 11:00 in astounding numbers. The fish have been running 14-18 inches with a few larger. Great size fish on 6X and 7X and size 22-24 flies. The rest of the day its nymphs until […]

Fight ’em off the Reel

Capt’n Jake Jordan is currently holding marlin school in Costa Rica. His students always do exceptionally well partly because Jake and his crew know where and how to find marlin, and because Jake really knows how to take the fight to the fish. Imagine hooking a blue marlin of 120 pounds in the open ocean […]