Read moreLinks One of these will bring out a big smile;
Here’s a nice fat Rainbow being released unharmed. This one was right at the 2 foot size range. Maybe 23″ but I really didn’t measure very carefully. After a while you get used to sizes, I know the joke about fishermen always exaggerating the size of fish but ‘honest’ you get good at calling them [...]
Read moreLinks If you’re going to catch a Dolly Varden Char I hope this one is still around for you.
Of all the Char I’ve caught, this was the largest. A full 27″ and released unharmed, there are more where that one came from. Every year I seem to find some good size Dollies. Never have I ran into the huge ones but they have a way of turning up on other peoples lines, maybe [...]
Read moreLinks AK. Assassin Standard Salmon Hook
I found this pattern for sale in 2005 and bought a few. I’ve no idea who first tied it and the few I bought were sold in size 4 & 6. I had very little result using them but thought that if they were larger and perhaps had a little ‘bling’ (Crystal Flash) added they [...]
Read moreLinks Don’t tell John that a Sockeye won’t take a fly.
Here’s a happy angler from Utah with his best catch, a bright male Sockeye taken on a streamer fly while Spey casting. It is widely said here by even those who fly fish that you can’t catch Sockeye salmon on a fly. The common means of catching them is snagging. yes, snagging, even using fly [...]
Read moreLinks A Salmon Caught Using The AK. Assassin
Some days are better than others although it’s hard to have a bad day fishing. In 2011 I had caught a number of large king salmon over a five day span. The smallest fish I guesstimate at 22 pounds because all but 3 were released. The fish in this picture was one of many that [...]
Read moreLinks A lady fly fisher with a nice fat rainbow trout and a big smile.
This was a good day for Pam, she is John’s wife and a very good fly fisher & caster. She uses both single hand rods like the one she was fishing with here, and has a collection of Spey rods also. I was impressed watching how she made casting look so enjoyable. On the day [...]