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.

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Billy holds one for a quick photo oppurtunity.

Looking Forward to 2016

Kimsquit Bay Lodge

This years new adventure!!

Kimsquit Bay Lodge

Life cant get better than this!! what a place and what a week it will be!

 

Just like that 2015 is basically gone. In the blink of an eye the seasons have come full circle and we stand at the brink of a new year. Many thing have happened in my life of the past year and I am looking forward to seeing what the next year has to offer not only AWA, but what we at All Waters Angling have to offer you.

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A great saltwater trip for the expert and the novice saltwater fly angler!!

Texas Redfish Trip

Not everything on the flats are Redfish!!

First off we Have added an events page to the site. This will help to keep you informed about upcoming casting classes and locations as well as the hosted travel for the year. If you have any questions on any of the events don’t hesitate to shoot an email over to me. The Dean trip and the yearly Redfish trip are already up and  more thing to come.

All things in this photo are perfect!!

All things in this photo are perfect!!

Hope you all get out and find a few like this one!!

Hope you all get out and find a few like this one!!

Second thing, Trout dates are going fast and fall steelhead dates faster. If you want to get days on the books no time like the present. We always do the best we can to accommodate the dates we have to work with so don’t think we cant fit you in.

The first winter Steelhead of last year... who is going to be first this season?

The chromers are coming!! Are you ready??

Could not have painted a picture of a better place and time to hook Iains first steelhead!!

Could not have painted a picture of a better place and time to hook Iains first steelhead!!

Lastly we are trying to put some hosted Spey school together with myself and some other celebrity casters. more to come on these as things unfold. I am super excited for them so I am sure you will be as well. Stay tuned updates will be up as fast as we get the details figured out. Hope every body had a wonderful holiday and got all types of new fishing equipment!!! Winter steelhead are around so don’t forget we can go chase those 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.