Been too long, but a lot has happened.

Sometimes they can be big!!

Sometimes they can be big!!

Well I have little excuse for the long space between posts and it wont happen like this again. To start I will say the winter season was awesome for the best winter i have ever had. Thanks to all who floated and fished will myself and Caleb. We hope to make next year better for the winter and spring with AWA’s purchase of a jet boat we will be expanding our river reach and will be able to have more available days on the water. So if you missed out this year we will be ready for you, Just lets us know.

getting the job done in tough conditions at times, stay focused through the entired day.

getting the job done in tough conditions at times, stay focused through the entire day.

Wet days can be the best days!

Wet days can be the best days!

New patterns for MFC next year, all need to be field tested.

New patterns for MFC next year, all need to be field tested.

 

Trout fishing is getting better by the day and dry fly action is not far away.

Trout fishing is getting better by the day and dry fly action is not far away.

Trout season is just starting to get going and if you have not booked you salmon fly dates you had better soon er then later. We have had some good days on the water trout fishing already this spring. The river is a bit high and a little cool but the trout seem eager and those willing to get out have been finding reward. lots of the big Bugs seems to be under the larger stones in the shallows of the river, spells for few bugs to be out in the next good set of HOT days.

Nothing like trout that fight as good as your equipment!

Nothing like trout that fight as good as your equipment!

Now that SOR (Spey-O-Rama) has come and gone, I will have a bit more time to keep up on post and pictures. This year  was a wild one in San Fran for sure. The wildest wind i have ever seen there in the 7 trips I have made. Smart casts were key big cast were rare not the norm. I had to smart this year to even qualify as the wind blow out my left side casts and a potential new World Record. It is all done now and a 3rd place is better then nothing.

The Boy who went big at the top of the awards stand! Nice work Tommy and as always Randy D

The Boy who went big at the top of the awards stand! Nice work Tommy and as always Randy D! Photo Credit Rose Ronie Puali

The Ladies that made the top of the world! Congrats to Mia, Kara, and Whitney.

The Ladies that made the top of the world! Congrats to Mia, Kara, and Whitney. Photo credit Rose Ronie Puali

The seniors division getting tougher every year!! Nice work to Martin, Tyler and Lee!!

The seniors division getting tougher every year!! Nice work to Martin, Tyler and Lee!! Photo Credit Rose Ronie Puali

I really want people outside of the comp to understand the level of skill and sportsmanship this place carries. No where on the planet will you find a better rounded group of casters then there. I see the work that I put in and know these boy are doing as much or more. To all keep it up and my respect to all of my competitors and friends. Also good work to both Big Tommy and Gerard or Randy D as he now goes by, for their achievements this past weekend too.

Spey-O-Rama is a wonderful place for the future of spey casting and histroy of the sport. Look at these wild boys getting ready for a go in the main pond.

Spey-O-Rama is a wonderful place for the future of spey casting and histroy of the sport. Look at these wild boys getting ready for a go in the main pond.

The East Coasts best Spey Clave going!

The East Coasts best Spey Clave going!

Largest Two Handed gathering on the Planet.

Largest Two Handed gathering on the Planet.

Spey clave is just around the corner and so is Spey Nation. I will be presenting and giving classes at each these will be posted on the events page shortly as well. looking forward to both claves and meeting new and seeing old buddies as well. If you want to email me to know more about those up coming classes just shoot one away and I will  get back at you ASAP.

Texas Redfish Trip

Doug with a nice Red from last falls trip.

Lastly we have 2 open spots for the Texas Red fish trip. Info is on the events page with dates and cost. always a fun trip and not a big cost for it.

Texas Redfish Trip

That how to start a good day!

Texas Redfish Trip

Not everything on the flats are Redfish!!

Texas Redfish Trip

The bird and wildlife is unreal.

Texas RedfishTrip

Billy holds one for a quick photo oppurtunity.

Spey-O-Rama 2015, and the Sandy River Spey Clave

Well SOR has come and gone. Congrats to Big Tommy, Gerard, and Gier. These boys showed their best for us this year. As prepared as I was i could not beat the conditions, well not yet. There is always better. Was great to see many of my friends and sports, thanks to everyone for the support. We all need to help Spey-O-Rama grow. The pond is a majestic place and can be unnerving, but a little bit of courage and the next champion is out there right now. who is he.

The best Spey casting competition on the planet!

The best Spey casting competition on the planet!

Next up is the Sandy River Spey Clave. The largest two handed gathering of Spey casters in the world. I will be presenting with about 30 other great presenter to help teach instruct and amuse you. AWA will also be sharing a booth the the one and only Eric Bittman of Trout NV. So come by and say hi ask a few question and lets hear all the fishing gossip.

The worlds largest Spey gathering!!!

The worlds largest Spey gathering!!!

Fishing report: 4/23/2015

Taken yesterday... they are ready are you??

Taken yesterday… they are ready are you??

The idea of salmon flies is not that far away and may even be close then one might think. Trout fishing has improved over the last 2 weeks. Primarily still subsurface but surface activity is only a couple warm days of sunny weather away… If your ready and have some dates you can fish, the sooner the better as the BLM has change a few things on boaters passes this year. A heads up!!!

Lovey chrome Sandy river Summer Steelhead taken in early May

Lovey chrome Sandy river Summer Steelhead taken in early May

The Sandy and Clackamas have been putting out a few fish. fresh summers and the odd Springer is starting to show….If you still have the need to swing a fly for a fresh steelhead we are ready. Caleb was out last Saturday and went 1/3. Thats what we know, more to come. See you all soon.

Spey Day 2015

These folks in Canada can put on a great event!!!

These folks in Canada can put on a great event!!!

For as those on the fence about attending don’t be. for those attending I cant wait to see you all again. This year sounds like it is going to be a ton of fun. I will be around all day for any questions and to cast rods with any and all. Cant wait!!!

This weekend is going to be a blast! thanks to Michael and Young Fly Shop.

This weekend is going to be a blast! thanks to Michael and Young Fly Shop.