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.

Deschutes Steelhead Information

A dandy Chinook makes it way into the hands of a vwre

A dandy Chinook makes it way into the hands of a very happy Angler

Caleb hard at work tailing a hot steelhead for a client.

Caleb hard at work tailing a hot steelhead for a client.

Here we are on the brink of fresh cool October mornings. Where has the year gone? The Deschutes has been in better shape than it has all year. The freezing elevation dropping low enough on Mt Hood to help clear up the lower river a bit. The lower river has a lot of chinook salmon running around a we are even hooking a few here and there, but don’t think landing these brutes is any easier than predicting when you might hook one. As for the Steelhead they are around too, a bit more predictable as well, for steelhead any way. With a combination of floating lines and the occasional sink-tip ready at hand, we are still finding fish. Over all numbers of steelhead appear to be down for the the year, but I have seen some real quality fish hooked and a few landed, but that’s the fun part.

This wonderfully colored wild fish, came almost at the end on the swing. fishing the fly all the way in is very important!

This wonderfully colored wild fish, came almost at the end on the swing. fishing the fly all the way in is very important!

Now for the stuff people need to hear to help them hook a few more fish. First off let the fly finish fishing, to many times I see angler retrieving their line before it has come to a complete stop. With high number of Chinook in the river the steelhead get pushed to the edges most often. Number two don’t wade out to far, this will help the fly fish in closer to the bank. The last thing I am going to mention is make sure you leadrer/sinktip turns over and is fishing ASAP, thats rite fish the cast correct from the beginning and you will cover your water cleaner and better. Hope you all are getting out and taking care of business, be back soon.

What a place to fish at first light!

What a place to fish at first light!

Rose City Casting Spey Casting Comp!

Was an absolute pleasure to cast at the first anaual Rose City Spey Casting comp.

Was an absolute pleasure to cast at the first anaual Rose City Spey Casting comp.

Well It had to happen sooner or later, a Spey casting comp in our lovely rose city At the West Moreland casting ponds. It has been a vision of mine and still will be, but in the meantime I want to support all those who share the same passion for Spey casting that I do. After much thought and a gut instinct that told me I needed to be there, I was making sandwiches at 3 am and decided, I need to be there, so I went. Long story short I made it to the ponds with 45 mins to spare. Enough time to suck down some strong coffee and get about 25 mins of much needed casting time in, followed by another 6 mins in the casting station, I was as ready as I would be that morning. I readied a cigar and took my spot as a volunteer on one of the angle change makers. Drawing casting position 6 i took off about caster number 4.

Congrats to all the casters of the inaugural event. I hope to see the number 18 grown into 40 or 50 caster, someday.

Congrats to all the casters of the inaugural event. I hope to see the number 18 grown into 40 or 50 caster, someday.

I went off and slowly warmed up only making short casts. thing seemed a little better, we would see. My name was called and on the clock my time had begun. It is always different when the clock is turning. my first 4 cast only one felt good… but the next 4 2 were good and the last round of cast held the last piece of the 4 cast total. I hoped it was enough but with 12 more casters only time would tell.

Now I want to thank all those who put this event together. I have tried to work it out on my own so I know how much work it is. Thanks to big Greg, Erik, Simon, Loc, and Tyler!!!! I hope to cast at another Rose City Event. I was there to support this event to help it grow, if people in our industry want to expand our industry these small things are a gateway. great event put on by good people. I don’t feel to bd sitting here writing this blog looking at my new noise maker, thanks to Saracione for the winning prize of a nice LHW 4″. I hope that all interested come and watch, even better I hope those who are on the fence come cast and get the experience. Maybe they will have a Novice division so that people wont feel as intimidated to be in that spot. Thanks again, was great to see and catch up with you all.

 

Travis