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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Damsel Adults Can Create Some Heart Stopping Action

Karen and I were recently fly fishing at a private trout pond with some friends. The 1 acre pond is amazingly enough feed by a spring creek that allows the water to never climb over 15C. There were damsel adults everywhere on the pond and several of the trout were slamming these tasty morsels! Well Karen and I decided to tie on an adult damsel dry that I got from my buddy! It did not take took long to see that damsel disappear into the jaws of a very large rainbow trout! 

Adult damsels are usually tied with a piece of 2 mm foam. They are easy to tie and when the trout are on them, it is well worth the effort to try and hook one on the dry!


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Filming For Outcast Boats.

I had the opportunity to help my buddies Phil Rowley and videographer, Barry Acton do some filming for Outcast Boats. There is a tremendous amount of work involved in getting short tips properly pulled together for the consumer to watch and easily understand. Watching a carefully prepared script being pulled together by two pros teaches me a lot about camera work and being properly organized. Getting all of the pieces collected, adding the appropriate voice over and adding "B-Roll" to get it right is a lot of work. There is a lot to learn from these two pros!


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Finally Cutthroat Fly Fishing

What a fabulous day. Karen and I have been following the flow rates of many streams and waiting for an opportunity to hit the eastern slopes for cutthroats. Well the river flows are not perfect and neither is the visibility but we just had to get out there! Oh man the dust was crazy on the way out but that is what a car wash is for. The golden stones were out and about so Karen and I tied on the foam Orange Crush. 

Lots of the places that should have cutthroats was flowing so fast, it was tough to get a take. We did find lots of willing cutthroat today. The water temperature today was in the high 50sF. The cutthroat were fiesty.

At the end of the day, I asked Karen how many steps did we take. She knew. Almost 30 000 steps, over 15 km of walking and lots of up and down!

Just a safety reminder. Many rivers are high and fast flowing. Karen and I hooked arms to cross the river for safety. Always remember to angle downstream when crossing. Safety first!

The fishing will hopefully get better! Don't forget your sunscreen!