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Posts tagged “trout

Cookie-Cutter Brown Trout

It’s fall in the Eastern Sierra.  That means the flows on the Lower Owens River are down around 200cfs, the brown trout are active, and the surface action is predictable. So are the cookie-cutter brown trout…

One of several photo copy, cookie-cutter browns

This time of year is my favorite for fishing.  The fish are very active, the flies are predictable, and the weather is typically awesome.  I’m looking forward to many more days of warm sunshine and dry-fly action…

Thanks for looking!

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Little Flies…

A friend of mine sent me a sample of some very nice 14/0 tying thread.  What a treat!  I’ve never tied with anything smaller than 8/0, and I used to tie size 24 with that.  Tying a size 20 Stimulator has never been easier!!

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Emergers for Fall Fishin’

Adding to the fly box for the fall season is fun.  I love tying caddis and parachute emergers…

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Fly Tying

Along with fly fishing, comes the art of fly tying.  I have been tying my own flies for about 7 years, and I’m actually decent at it.  At least…the fish like my flies, and they are the important ones…

So I thought I would put together a short list of some of my favorite flies to tie and fish in the Eastern Sierra:

Red Belly Midge #26

Red Belly Midge #26

Traditional BWO Wet Fly #18

Traditional BWO Wet Fly #18

Split Hackle Wing BWO #22

Split Hackle Wing BWO #22

Quill Body March Brown #18

Quill Body March Brown #18

Yellow Stimulator #14

Yellow Stimulator #14

 These flies are always present in my flybox.  They catch fish all year long…even in December…and work well on high elevation streams for rising wild trout.

If you’re interested in the pattern recipe for any of the above flies, let me know.  I will be happy to provide them.  Maybe if there is enough interest, I can do a tying tutorial later on towards spring…some of my favorite early season emerger patterns, or something…

Thanks for taking the time to look!


Fly Fishing

If you’ve checked out the links in my Blogroll, you know that I am a big fan of snakes and reptiles.  But since you’re here, you know that they aren’t the only things I’m interested in.  We can work with that…

Some random Fly Fishing photos from the last couple of years:

Me casting to rising brookies and browns in the back water of a high elevation pond.

Me casting to rising brookies and browns in the back water of a high elevation pond.

Me with a nice, little, wild rainbow X golden trout hybrid, taken on a dry fly in one of my favorite little freestone creeks.

Me with a nice, little, wild rainbow X golden trout hybrid, taken on a dry fly in one of my favorite little freestone creeks.

Me, casting to rising brown trout in a light, fall rain.  Tough to beat...

Me, casting to rising brown trout in a light, fall rain. Tough to beat...

Beautiful Volcano Creek Golden Trout, California State Fish, taken on a dry fly at about 11,000feet.

Beautiful Volcano Creek Golden Trout, California State Fish, taken on a dry fly at about 11,000feet.

Me, pointing out some rising brown trout in the gorge.  Lot's of pretty rattlesnakes in here, too...

Me, pointing out some rising brown trout in the gorge. Lot's of pretty rattlesnakes in here, too...

A lake in a meadow at 11,000feet.  Lot's of really nice brook trout up here.

A lake in a meadow at 11,000feet. Lot's of really nice brook trout up here.

Thanks for coming along.  It’s nice to have a place to share my fishing stories again.  I hope to get some more nice fishing pics up again real soon.
Until then…