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John Karakashian-BBT
Co-owner & Guide

June 27, 2017

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It’s been a challenging week of fishing with high water and cold weather. The hex hatch WAS rocking, until the high water and a cold front. So, we had to switch gears and streamer fish. You gotta adapt with the changing conditions. It is unfortunate, because June dry fly fishing is the best. The hex hatch will slowly continue once the weather warms up, but very spotty from here on out.

The streamer action has been consistent, but not on fire. The water color and level was up and down all week. The best colors have been yellow, brown, tan and black…but that was changing daily. The best fly is the one cast into the right spot or tight to the bank/structure. We caught some good fish, lost a couple better fish and turned a few monsters.

The dry fly action is coming around again in the upper river. Rubber leg attractors and stimulators got some takes yesterday. However, we are going to get hit by some more rain the next couple days…so we’ll see what happens????

Here are some photos from the last week

Grant with a couple great hex fish!!!

Brown trout selfie…I got to catch one!

Chris with a streamer fish

David caught this nice brown on a yellow streamer

Jeff with a rainbow

Damon popped this dandy on the inside seam!!!

Jim enjoying a beautiful day on the PM

Pete landed his largest brown on a dry fly!!!

We have open dates for guides and Motel rooms. My open dates are: July 3, 4, 12, 13, 16 - 20, 24 - 27 . We have other guides available most days too. Please give us a call for a float trip! Full day ($395) or half day ($295) float trips are available at this time of year…morning, noon or night. We accommodate your schedule and cater to any level of experience. If you are interested in booking a trip and/or Motel room please contact the shop…231-745-3529.

Sorry to be brief…I have been busy. Thank you to everyone that has fished with us over the last couple weeks. Do yourself a favor and sit on the bank of a trout stream and watch the river! Enjoy the sounds of the river, the weather on your back and the rocks under your feet…the fish are a bonus!

Later - John

Announcements/Destination Travel Info-

Alaska 2017

Our BBT Alaska Dates are August 5 - 12, 2017 SPECIAL BBT DEAL!!! Rates will be $2,795 per person for a week of fishing in some of the greatest water in Alaska! And the “Best of Katmai” Package of $3,395 with two fly outs throughout the week. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the shop for details. It is an amazing trip!!!!

Alaskan fishing at its BEST!!!!

Argentina 2018

The dates are January 6 – 13, 2018…we are taking deposits ($1,000) now to hold your spot. The package price per person based on double occupancy is US $3,950.00 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

…contact the shop to reserve your spot! 231-745-3529.

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Stay tuned for details on our Belize trip to The Blue Bonefish lodge January 27 to February 3, 2018!!

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Later & Fish-On!


Other reports by John
June 23, 2017 Too Much Rain!!!
June 20, 2017 HEX!!!!
June 12, 2017 June Dry Flies!!!
May 30, 2017 June is coming...are you ready?