Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yet More Fun On The Feather

Hot Steel

A buddy of mine had the day off of honey-dos so we decided to fish the Feather in the morning. Although he didn't have as much luck as I did he was able to fish new waters with steelhead potential.
Weekends must be combat fishing days at the Feather River Outlet because there were at least 20+ people out casting hardware at holding salmon. Its always pretty much a shitshow.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Eagerly Awaiting Fall

Native Feather Trout

There is an odd transition time between seasons that makes fishing a bit unpredictable. Now is that time when windy fronts begin to turn over the water allowing the fish that have survived this hot summer to become comfortable again. I am hoping for rain and a successful steelhead season this fall. I can't wait.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spring In The Summer

Feather River
It was reported from Fish First Fly Shop that spring-run steelies were still in the low-flow of the Feather River. They were said to be eating midges and caddis pupa. My new waders and boots were delivered yesterday and steelhead fishing the Feather was the best way to test them.

Late Season Chromer

I hooked three but only landed one. Amazing how chrome these fish are despite being in the water since spring. My waders and boots worked great. They fit a little tight but unless fishing for steelhead, I won't be wearing them too often. Today was a fun little excursion.

Monday, August 25, 2014

ECHO Carbon 2wt 7'3" Review

How Cool Is That Logo?

Now I don't own a lot of fancy and expensive things especially when it comes to fly gear. When "the best" is priced at a three hundred dollars and up I opt out and get something that is a few hundred dollars less.
Just like being on the water you have to be smart and simply get what you need for how you fish. To make the most out of your money, time, and love for the sport you need to do your homework and look for the rod that will do what you need it to do.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Go All-in Or Go Home

Yuba River
Casting all day and not catching anything can be pretty frustrating, especially if you feel like your making all the right presentations and fishing in all the right places. The Lower Yuba River thins out the casual anglers versus anglers that are willing to cover water all day risking a day without a single take.
This river will make you drop your rod and ask yourself what am I doing wrong? Am I using the right fly? Are there even fish here? That was the perfect drift! And with a few curse words finally come the words. I'm done. Keep your confidence up and enjoy the scenery because the fishing will be difficult.

I started on the other side

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sometimes You Win and Sometimes They Win

Yuba River Bow 16''

Summer is coming to an end and fishing has been pretty good. I've been fishing here and there catching some and losing some. I often never get skunked but I will admit that I enjoy it when I do. Fly fishing is challenging and each aspect of your presentation is important. If the fish aren't taking then your doing something wrong and need to adjust your presentation. If you go all day without a single take then the fish have won for the day. That is one of the reasons I keep coming back to bodies of waters that are difficult to fish.