Not much new to report…”trouting” is in full swing! Dry fly fishing has begun and gaining momentum. We have been seeing sulphurs, BWO’s, yellow sallies, black quills, caddis and even some gray drakes! Last Saturday night was our first good gray drake hatch of the season. The hatch will gain size and keep the fish looking up until the much anticipated HEX hatch!
I spent a couple days floating the river with the USFS clearing passage and one day with Steve…As of right now; the river is clear from M-37 to Upper Branch Bridge. Plus, Upper to Walhalla is floatable, but still has a couple tight squeezes.
New “Snag” in the lower spring hole
Steve and I dealt with this issue with some help from Mike and Kurt
Streamer fishing has been hot and cold. Great one day and tough the next, but the good days are very good. Smaller patterns in natural colors like olive, black, tan and white have been most productive. But every now and again, throwing a huge meal or tons of flash pays off. The big fish will eat small streamers too. Fish them deep and twitch your retrieve. Plus nymphing and wet flies are producing when nothing else is happening (bead heads, soft hackles and small wet flies fished down and across).
The river is in great shape and running at normal levels. The next 6 weeks are going to be some of the best dry fly hatch fishing of the year. Sulphurs, drakes and the HEX hatches, plus terrestrials and after dark waking for the big boys! Don’t let this summer go by without joining us for a day or night on the river...give the shop a call to book a trip 1-877-422-5394. It is not too early to reserve your hex fishing dates while we still have some good openings (Mid June - early July).
Looking forward to many more nights like this…watching and waiting
Miki & Mel enjoying some quality drake fishing
One of many Charlie landed on the dry fly one evening
Good luck on the water, please practice catch & release and be courteous to your fellow anglers.
Announcements/Destination Travel Info-
We will be hosting two separate weeks in 2014. The dates are January 11 – 18 and January 18 - 25, 2014…we are taking deposits ($1,000) now to hold your spot! Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime! The package price per person based on double occupancy is US $3,450.00 and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing (with expert, local bilingual (Spanish-English) fly-fishing guide)
• All your lodging, meals and beverages (including beer & wine with meals).
• Transportation to and from the Airport in Bariloche
Patagonia is like being in a Postcard everyday!
BBT in Argentina 2013 from John Karakashian on Vimeo.
BBT in Argentina 2011 from John Karakashian on Vimeo.
Want to fish some of the best rivers in Alaska (Katmai/Bristol Bay Area) without spending an arm and a leg??? Then join us for this summer’s BBT Alaska trip ($500 per person holds your spot)…Week one: August 3 - 10 and week two: August 10 – 17, 2013. We have room for twenty guests each week. OUR PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON IS $2,295.00 ($200 LESS THEN BOOKING DIRECT) and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing
• All your lodging and meals
• Transportation to and from the Airport in King Salmon, AK
An incredible Alaskan fishing experience with an affordable price
Katmai/Bristol Bay Area is known for LARGE Rainbows
You will also see some wild brown bears
Our trips are timed to hit the first waves of Silver Salmon
…and you will catch more char then you can imagine
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