Browsing orvisnews.com this morning and located this sweet video by Chris Lewis. What an epic video of him landing his first permit on the fly in the Keys. Plus the music is awesome... Enjoy
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
A few weeks ago, Jonathan had fished with Mike Steiner for four days guided throughout Maryland and PA. Jonathan sent this video in from his days on the water with Mike...
Thanks again... Jonathan...
Friday, July 27, 2012
Just got an email the other day from Scott at Orvis about the news of the the new Helios 2 fly rod. Mike, Garrett, and I had a chance to cast a 5wt & 8wt at the rendezvous. It was dubbed "The Second Coming...." when it was in production. So here is the trailer for the new line of rods Orvis will be producing. There will be four rod models available in November and the rest of the line will be ready in January. Enjoy...
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sat on the deck last week during the heat wave and tied some hoppers for Yellowstone. I found a simple tie for these on Hopper Juan's blog. His ties are easy to follow as well as very effective. I have used them on some of the past guided trips since the terrestrial fishing has been solid. The fish seem to like them alot.
Mike and I headed to Spring Creek on Wednesday morning. I tied up about a 16 Tricos in sizes #22 and #26. It was a hot day for sure with alot of storms in the forecast. We were able to avoid the storms, but the tricos were not present. Ants, beetles, scuds, and a few midge patterns produced well. I also did really well on a #16 Ray Charles pattern tied in a Watery Olive color. Below is a small brown in the am caught on an Ant. Mike caught some big ones early on as well. Mike and I did rather well on the water. We fished most of the day and landed 40 + fish. We didn't stay long since there were no olives during the day and no possibility of a spinner fall.
For a few months now, we have been waiting to discuss the Helios 2 or "The Second Coming...." as we knew it during testing. Had a chance to cast a 5 wt as well as an 8 wt in Vermont. What a smooth action and handles fish well. The new line of Helios 2 will hit the market in November. I will for sure have one of these.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
After grabbing dinner with Mike at the Caddyshack at Nemacolin, which has great BBQ, I saw this giant black bear on the move on the drive home from dinner. We estimated him to be in or around the 400lbs range. It is mating season, so they have been on the move alot lately. I was just very pleased to see this big bruin. This is the second bear that I have encountered during the summer. The first was during a fishing trip on Meadow Run. The bear was young and only looked to be about 125-150 lbs. I had a good look at him only being 25 yards away when crossing the stream.
Thought this was a cool view of Zoie riding in the back with her head out the window. She was also Orvis's dog of the day about two weeks ago. Here is the Link to the story....
Been tying a bit for some warm water species. Lynn from Woodlands World suggested a pattern for some smallies. If you ever get a chance to stop in the store, be sure to pick his brain about fly tying. Well, back to tying some hoppers for Yellowstone in about a month.