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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!

Deschutes Trout Fishing Report and Upcoming events.

 

A large Redside getting its strength back before release.

A large Redside getting its strength back before release.

All things in this photo are perfect!!

All things in this photo are perfect!!

A real Deschutes TOAD!!! Taken on a dry fly.

A real Deschutes TOAD!!! Taken on a dry fly.

Sorry about the lack of posts but we here at AWA have been busy. Deschutes trout season is in full swing and the salmon fly hatch is getting deep into the second half. With yellow sallies and caddis starting to take over feeding patterns from shears down. From Maupin up Norm woods and Clark’s stones have been the best fishing patterns going, paired with droppers  like Batman, crown jewel green drake, Christmas prince, or guides choice hares ear. Dropper sizes should be in the 14-16 size except the drake which is a 10 or 12. The Redsides have been scattered through out all types of water, so search everywhere!!!!

 

There are no trout like Deschutes Redsides!! Look at those spots.

There are no trout like Deschutes Redsides!! Look at those spots.

banks from Maupin up are lined with Stone flies!!

banks from Maupin up are lined with Stone flies!!

Not a bad way to spend a day!!!

Not a bad way to spend a day!!!

Along the river the Stones have been shedding their  nymph clothing for the adult look.

Along the river the Stones have been shedding their nymph clothing for the adult look.

The Sandy River Spey Clave has come and gone, was a great event!!! Saturday was unreal busy and things were a touch slow on Sunday but that happens. The free casting class on Friday was a huge success and for those who  missed it, don’t next year. In just about a month Spey Nation will be the next big event, don’t miss out on the classes I will be giving while I am there. Fridays class has one more spot and Sundays has 3. Email me for details, dont miss out. I and AWA cant wait to be back on the Salmon. See you all soon!!!

Nice to keep the big ones wet!

Nice to keep the big ones wet!

Another hard fighting redside! come out and try one for your self.

Another hard fighting redside! come out and try one for your self.

 

Bloodknots, Our Two Hands Trailer

Something cool soon to be out. Would be something all steelhead anglers in the Northwest should see…So check it out!!