The Rockies move upstream this time of the year. If you fish the riffles you have a chance at finding them. A size 16 pheasant tail works great. Be sure to have split shot to ensure your fly is getting down to the fish!
Monday, September 16, 2019
It was Alec's birthday and he wanted to go fly fishing! He is only 3 and his brother Gavin is almost 6 years old. Well we launched the 1756 G3 in the water at Sylvan Lake and headed out of the wind looking for a few fish, any fish that the kids could reel in. We have two ECHO gecko rods that are made for kids. They are the right size and easy to manage. We caught whitefish, walleye and a nice pike. All on bloodworms. The grandkids reeled them in. They missed so many strikes. They got interested in the loons, eagles and a float plane flying overhead!
If I was giving any advice about fly fishing with kids, it would be to make the day all about them. Help them hook the fish but let the grandkids reel them in. We lost lots but we landed 7. No matter, great fun.
A few hours later it was all about birthday cake.
My buddy's trail cam picked up several images of a rather large boar grizzly bear that was invading his bees looking for something sweet. There is also a sow and three cubs in the same area. Be careful and always carry bear spray!