Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pleasanton Show

I just got back from attending the Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton this weekend. It was my first year being invited to tie there. I was one of the fly tyers hacking away tying Truckee River flies. I met so many cool people, people I've guided over the years, fellow fly tyers, and fly fishing celebrities. The show was well attended, but lacked some of the major vendors. I also got to meet people that check out this blog and I appreciate all the positive response. One dude said my flies are like blue collar flies, I can dig that. They are fish catching, easy to tie stuff. Looks like I'll be down there next year as well.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

60's in Feb?

Well almost...This past week's weather has been unbelievable up here. I've seen lot's of folks on the river taking advantage of the weather. I've stopped and talked to a few while riding my bike around and most folks have been catching fish. I fished today for a few, but got blanked, oh well. Next week they say Winter will return, damn.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February Baetis

After spending the miserable cold morning swinging flies with Ed Ward, a.k.a as Larry with no hook ups and lot's of lost engineered flies, a nice Baetis hatch came on. I didn't have a 5wt so Larry and I shared his lame ass A2 and did some dry fly fishing. We took turns and both stuck a few nice fish. At the end of the day I got a descent Brown to eat my sz#16 Beatis Emerger.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The inlet

For years this was the place to go fish in the Winter if you didn't want to drive to Nevada, or the Valley rivers. It really doesn't do that much for me unless fish are eating bugs on top. It's still nice though to be able to go out and stick a few on dries in the middle of Winter.