Trout fishing is just about to get GOOD. Plus upcoming classes

Not a bad way to spend a day!!!

Not a bad way to spend a day!!!

The Stone fly hatch is slowly coming to and end and even will the ever diminishing number of big bugs the fishing will become more consistent. These hunger Redsides have developed a huge appetite but with the large calorie items in short reserve, caddis and mayflies will become the more favored fodder. Many caddis sizes and colors to come and the ever consistent mayflies hatches will force the thick bellied trout to continue their quest for more and more calories to consume a far higher number of there other rivers food items to make up for the missing stoneflies.

Nice to keep the big ones wet!

Nice to keep the big ones wet!

The next few weeks are the best fishing of the spring. Get your glasses on because the fly size has gone down but opportunity has just gone up!!! Tippet size in decline but stealth going up. If you want to see if the caddis fishing is as good as the stonefly shoot me an email. We are ready to show you the trick and fish.

The East Coasts best Spey Clave going!

East Coasts best  Clave going!

I have a few up and coming classes one in Wyoming with High Country outfitters. These classes with be one on saturday and sunday be ready to learn! I love giving all the students all the info I can or that they can handle. The other classes I have coming up are in NY, at the great Spey Nation event. I will close the doors on the Friday class at 6 students so if you are interested shoot me an email, soon er the better. I will also Be available for private tuition on both saturday and sunday. I will be ready, hope you are too.

It has begun, Summer Steelhead are here

Nice Fish, BIG Smile!!!

Nice Fish, BIG Smile!!!

That is a chromer!! Can't get much brighter.

That is a chromer!! Can’t get much brighter.

It always seems that every August bring with it the first consistent summer Steelhead angling of the season. This year as been no exception. Seems to be that the fish around are wild and some of them are screaming hot. With the volatile nature of the White river everyone must be on their toes about the clarity of the lower river. As of right now the White is blowing a think khaki colored mass into the Deschutes and slowly it is clearing. Yesterday it was about a foot, stay tuned for another update soon.

One of the 2 hatchery fish I have seen this season. The fish around are wild!!!

One of the 2 hatchery fish I have seen this season. The fish around are wild!!!

The Deschutes trout are loving life!!

The Deschutes trout are loving life!!

The nails may clash but the fish did not mind!!

The nails may clash but the fish did not mind!!

Trout fishing remains really productive. This years emergence of caddis is as large as any I can remember. So many colors and sizes that the Redsides have a lot to chose from. I have had my best success on Olive and tan body caddis in the 16-18 size range. The Purple parachute flies have also been good for those fish that just seem tired of caddis. Lastly the standard Addams on a 12 has been a very good fly for representing a mating pairs of caddis. Droppers have been effective size 16-18 caddis pupa and small mayfly nymphs have been the best. To be honest i have done no real nymphing for sometime, which I think is awesome.

Grandson watching grandpa do it right!

Grandson watching grandpa do it right!

One of the man y great shots from round one of the filming project.

One of the man y great shots from round one of the filming project.

Wanting that big grab. Sometimes the anticipation is the best part.

Wanting that big grab. Sometimes the anticipation is the best part.

If you have not heard already, I am making an official post about it now. AWA in partnership with the following sponsors have started filming an instructional Spey casting and fishing DVD. It will cover all line styles and fishing/casting of each style as well as a chapter on fly tying. I want to thank the Supporters in have gathered and who believe in this project, Pro Sportfisher, Raging river sales, Smith Optics, Beulah Fly Rods, Simms, Montana Fly Company, and Hatch Reels. Big thanks to Living Sky Productions, good luck editing round one of the filming content. Stay tuned for more on this, Has been fun so far lot still to do.

Sick Nick getting it done on camera. He ties some sweet flies.

Sick Nick getting it done on camera. He ties some sweet flies.

Spey Nation and the Current River Status

A wonderful East Branch Rainbow thanks to Ben Rinker.

A wonderful East Branch Rainbow thanks to Ben Rinker.

Well I have finally acclimated to the west coasts current weather conditions, after a super fun week out east in upstate New York. It rained everyday I was in NY, big changes coming home to a heat wave. It was a major change as I think the hottest it got back east was 70, the day I got back home 104…big change. Spey Nation was great, love the river and love doing the event. Seems to be a little better every year too. the Addition of the Tailwaters Lodge is also great for Spey Nation and the Salmon river. If your ever up there, stop in and check the place out, foods good too.

Patrick with a dandy Brown trout!!

Patrick with a dandy Brown trout!!

Casting Classes were awesome!! Hope everybody got something out of them. I saw a lot of improvement in the casters I had, makes and instructor feel good about what he does. Also would like to remind everybody that Patrick Ross and I are doing the November Spey casting/angling schools. Dates are between the 12 and 22 or so, for more information email Patrick at huntpat59@msn.com

These MF'ers have some sharp teeth!! Photo Mia Sheppard

These MF’ers have some sharp teeth!! Photo: Mia Sheppard

As for the rest of the trip I got to do some fishing!!! I do like to toss a fly now and again. A big thanks needs to go out to Patrick Ross, Ben Rinker, and Jamie Perry. These boys showed me a great time!!! Anybody who gets anytime fishing with these guides is sure to feel the same way. The Delaware was a great river both branches, Ben Rinker is the man for either venue, don’t hesitate to look up East Branch Outfitters.  Jamie Perry the warm water specialist got us into some sweet water and even better fish, took a few species off the bucket list, thanks brother. What else can you say about good old Patrick Ross, Great Host and great guy. If you are looking for the best swing only guide on the Salmon river for Steelhead look no futher!!! he is the man.

Nice Bass I caught during a Pike expedition, still fun

Nice Bass I caught during a Pike expedition, still fun

Now, it must say with not a lot of joy that my home water looks like mud!!! this heat wave has caused the white river to be a silt spewing trickle. We can only hope that the cool weather to come firms things up there a bit and brings the reality of steelheading  closer. Trout fishing has been solid and caddis are the fly of choice, eddies and happening and spent bug are doing the trick, stay about the white for cooler, and clearer water!! If you are thinking about getting out with AWA this fall for a steelhead float better contact us now as things are getting full and we dont want you to miss out! thanks for reading.

Not a monster but a sweet fish, we had other follows and looks at the big ones!

Not a monster but a sweet fish, we had other follows and looks at the big ones!