Trip Reports

Here's to Swimmin' with Bow Legged Women

selfieThat's one of my favorite lines from Jaws, and a fitting celebration toast!

A last minute decision to take a trip out to the Southern California Surf had me checking tide charts, and consulting a friend and guide for the area Lee Baerman of Fly Fish the Surf on some good places to start. Intel in hand I packed the Impala and set out westward at about 11pm Friday night. Fighting to stay awake, making a few stupid Facebook posts along the way, I made it to my spot about 5:30am and started to rig up...

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Extreme Makeover - San Juan Edition

view from the damKristen and I hit the San Juan in New Mexico for the Superbowl weekend for the 2nd year in hopefully a long tradition of fishing the San Juan for the Superbowl.

In the week leading up to the trip we were keeping an eye on the weather pretty close, and things went from Sunny and Warm to "Ice Pellets" and every kind of weather pattern in between. Thursday when we left there was a 40% chance of rain in the evening Friday with scattered clouds both Saturday and Sunday. That wasn't the case...

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New Hat, New Species and Small Creeks

brookieskinKristen and I hit a couple of small creeks over the past 2 weekends, this is just a quick report and few photos.

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3rd Times the Charm - Surf Report

surf 7-2013-00aI've made 3 trips to the California Surf in pursuit of something salty on the fly, and the 2 previous tips have ended in total skunk. This trip I managed to catch 2 different species from each of the 4 beaches I fished!

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San Juan 2013 June Road Trip

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Kristen aka Maverick and I just returned from 4 days on the San Juan River in New Mexico and it was our most productive trip yet there. We caught Carp, Snakes, Lizards, Bugs and even the occasional Rainbow and Brown Trout.

We left Thursday evening and drove overnight arriving early Friday morning. A quick uncomfortable nap before Fisheads opened up for breakfast and we picked up our licenses and had a nice "Good Morning" breakfast to start us off right. The latest news was that they were going to raise the flows that day which was good news, the flows had been quite low for an extended period.

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Lee's Ferry 6/1 - 6/2 2013

lees ferry kristen castingMaverick and I hit the Ferry for a quick day and a half this weekend. Fishing wasn't fast and furious for most of the day, but some pretty fish, couple on dries and the end of the evening bite was stupid for about an hour. This was my 2nd trip to Lee's Ferry, and will not be my last. It is a beautiful place, great looking and fighting fish and relatively close at just about 4 hours drive.

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