Gazette Article - How To Properly Handle Trout!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cheesman Canyon Guide Trip and Fishing Report 8-23-13

Ralph's first fish of the morning!

Had an amazing day on the water with client and friend Ralph T. at Cheesman Canyon! We started the morning out nymphing and landed some beautiful 16-18 inch rainbows and browns. Nymphs/emergers of choice were Barr's Emerger PMD in a size 18, and a small Trico Emerger size 24 that I tie that is yet to be named. Barr's Emerger picked up the most fish while indicator fishing.

Between 8:30-9:00 a.m. is when things really started to get interesting. Trico Duns littered the water and some very large fish were coming up to them. In between the usual break-offs that happen while using 6x tippet Ralph managed a few more fish in the 16" category and two very nice Cheesman fish on a size 22 Snowshoe Dun. As per the norm after the spinner fall finished and the sun got high in the sky the fishing slowed down, but anything after the type of morning we had wasn't going to excite. Ralph even admitted that it was his best day of fishing ever, and who can blame him! 18-20+ inch fish on dry flies in Cheesman Canyon isn't anything to scoff at! I'm feeling so blessed to be able to work with people and teach fishing! Thanks again Ralph!

One of two nice fish he landed on a size 22 dry fly!
A closer look at that brown dun eater.
Ralph's second fish on a 22 dry!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Photos of Today's Happy Clients 8-11-13

Graham with first fish of the day.
Sepia Canyon shot.
Bob casting to trout sipping spinners.
Bob's trout on a Jon Kleis special Trico.
Saying his goodbyes.
Like father like son.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Video of Today's Guide Trip Adventure 8-7-13

Had a blast today with fellow guides Dave Herber and Greg Blessing on a corpo trip! The group we took fishing were a lot of fun, and they managed to pick things up quickly which made for an easy day despite the rain. Dave likes to make video/slideshows for clients on a lot of his trips with the photos and video that he takes during the course of the day, and he does a great job with it. There's a pretty classic photo that Dave took of me with my clients throwing up deuces and the video finished strong with a gangster nod at the end. We think it shows how much fun we've been having on these trips, and I had to share it with you guys and gals! Thanks for putting the work into making the video Dave! Here it is...

Contact Form


Email *

Message *