Sunday, July 22, 2012

Guest posters wanted (details,revised)

We are currently taking email applications for guest posters on this blog, we are looking to make the blog a little more diverse and fun.each post will be posted throughout the period of a month.The post that gets the most views  gets picked to  post on the blog whenever they choose,maximum once every 2 weeks (subject to change) until march 2013.

to enter you must live in the pacific northwest (Oregon,Washington,northern California)

all entries  must be at least  1 paragraph long

all entries must contain at least one picture

it must be a fly fishing related post

no dead native fish stories/pictures will be accepted.

 in your entry you must provide your blog post,picture(s),first name and state you live in and an email.., a confirmation email will be sent confirming if you post is accepted or deferred.

all entries must be  received by august 22nd,2012

send your entries or questions to 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Central Oregon stillwater fly fishing

This past weekend i was invited to go out on a boat in a very popular central oregon stillwater trout fishery.This Was my first real trip on a real big stillwater lake and i had a blast.We Fished chironomids under a strike indicator/bobber and that proved to be the most successful method,a few fish were also caught fishing attractor patterns and sinking lines. We all got into a good amount of fish and it was considered a good weekend as far as the fishing goes on this body of water this year.The fish in cp have to be the hardest fighting trout ive ever had on my line without a doubt, each fish proved that by bending our rods to the cork and i was also taken into my backing more then ever!  all in all i learned alot more about stillwater fly fishing from two of the best and i look forward to more lake fishing in the future. Not just the fishing but the trip in general ranks in at one of the best ive ever been on easily.I ended up hitting what i consider the crane prairie grand slam (rainbow trout,brook trout and kokanee) and both friends caught alot of fish,including one whopper 8+lber randy caught!!
We  all had some laughs and enjoyed each others company and had a great time. Here are some pictures

                       Here are some pictures of me,including my 24 inch 5.5lb 
          cranebow,a kokanee pushing 20 inches and a chunky brookie

                    Here is randy with his 25 1/4 inch 8lb rainbow,a few 
                        smaller rainbows and some brookies



                              Here is john with some brookies and kokes



Thursday, July 5, 2012

a film in the process

I have some very exciting news to share. , My friend Sam and i are in the process  of making our first short fly fishing film with a new camera Sam recently has a polarized lens,a tripod and the whole deal.He has done a small amount of filming on our most recent outing and will be taking more over a span of 4+ trips to make this film. I have to admit i am very nervous to see my sloppy casts and hooksets on film but its going to be a blast. Sam is the primary camera man and i will be doing fishing most of the time(mainly because i suck at filming)  i have no current release date for when it will be posted on YouTube but i will post it as soon as it becomes available.

anyways,back to fishing. o moday we headed up into the hills after some trout, it was dry flies and pretty native cutties all day long,sadly we had to hustle because we got a late start but we still caught alot of fish and some nice sized ones too.  it was a bit sunny for my liking and the trout were extra spooky but they also seemed quite aggressive.  here are some pictures from monday,this will give you all an idea of the area being filmed.

Sam with a 13 inch cuttie