Tag Archive: cast

Oct 16 2013

steeling the day – snapshots of steel from the week

Jun 12 2013

A desperately needed getaway to Canada!

2012/2013 has been a tough fishing year! To recap … we moved across the country in July, had to find a new job before the bank account hit zero, bought a house in February and had a baby in April. I’m pretty sure they say those are the top 4 “stressers” in life. On top …

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Jun 06 2013

Sweet Endings

Went out tonight expecting drakes…ended up catching some nice fish on caddis instead. Not all bad, just different than expected. Hudson and I have been meaning to get out together for a while and finally made it happen. I told him how the drakes have been heavy but when we arrived at our first spot …

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Jun 05 2013

Feels like we are being watched

Sitting in the boat waiting for drakes is an interesting activity. The anticipation is palatable and silence refreshing. One moment you feel they aren’t going to show up and the next thing you know there is a host of drakes all around.   Like star cruisers coming out of hyperspace they materialize. It’s as though …

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May 29 2013

Knocking off work early to fish the Baldwin River

A few weekends ago, my parents were in town and we had the chance to fish some property that a friend of Jays owns. It’s up on the Baldwin River not too far from the confluence of the Pere Marquette. While it was a pretty short ordeal, it was great to get out for a …

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Jan 06 2013

Muskegon River Trout – 1/5/13

plenty to eat for this bow   Jay hit this fish on his second cast in the run, WOW!   gorgeous, well proportioned fish Started out the day w/ a half-day in mind but leaving the option open to extend the day if fishing was good.  Needless to say we fished a full-day.  Fishing started …

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Oct 05 2012

Farewell Colorado, Frying Pan River, Basalt, Colorado

Date: July 13 – 15, 2012 Weather: Sunny with a few storms that moved in and out Insect/Activity: Midges, small baetis hatch – very sporadic Patterns Used: Blacktail Baetis, AB Tungsten Hare’s Ear, Grey Midge, **Top Secret Pattern** Flows: 170’s A Magnificently colored and spotted rainbow! Farewell Colorado – we had a good 16 years! You will be greatly …

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May 03 2012

Muskegon River Trout – 5/2/12

Megan brought in this sweet brown cast,mend,hook set,fight….Megan worked hard for this feisty rainbow! Megan scored three fish on one cast(one fell off before the photo) While today looked ominous, John and Megan decided to take their chances and go forward with the scheduled trip.  After dodging a few rain storms we were rewarded with …

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Mar 02 2012

Arkansas, Pueblo, CO

Date: Sunday February 19, 2012 Weather: Partly cloudy, warm, NO WIND Insect/Activity: Midges emerging from 11 AM until about 3 PM Patterns Used: Blacktail Baetis, AB Tungsten Hare’s Ear, Grey Midge Pupa, Olive Midge Pupa Flows: 64 My parents were in town for a wedding on the weekend of February 18th. One of the great things when they come to town …

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Jan 18 2012

River Profile: Arkansas River at Pueblo, CO

Prior to June 14th 2010 I didn’t even know this stretch of river existed. When I lived in Gunnison, CO I never exactly sought out what trout fishing there is east of Pike’s Peak. I assumed the Ark came out of Bighorn Sheep Canyon and turned into a sandy mud-hole and that may have been …

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Dec 30 2011

How To: The Allen Brothers Indicator

My and Jay’s love affair with double-sided, picture-hanging, foam tape (hereafter referred to as simply “foam tape”) began back around 1992. Jay had been avidly fly fishing for some years and I was heading down the same path. In our early career we were fortunate enough to fish a lot of spring creek-like water where …

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Apr 15 2011

On the River: Arkansas, Pueblo, CO

SUPERPOST November 27 and 28 January 8 and 29 February 19 (and some other random dates) Prior to June 14th 2010 I didn’t even know this stretch of river existed. Living in Gunnison, CO one doesn’t exactly seek out what trout fishing there is east of Pike’s Peak. Pueblo ?!@!? I assumed the Ark came …

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Jan 18 2011

On the River: Arkansas, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Canyon City, CO

October 15, 2010 If I had a stand-out day this fall, it was on the Arkansas river. It really was the quintessential fall fly fishing day. The sky was a brilliant blue, the air was crisp, the leaves were crunchy underfoot, the wind was non-existant and there was the smell of the fading summer (i.e. …

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Dec 09 2010

On the River: 11 Mile Canyon, South Platte, Lake George, CO

July 31, 2010 August 7 and 14, 2010 It had been years since I fished 11 Mile Canyon (aka 11MC). Really, I had only fished it once, when I first moved to Colorado for college at Western State in Gunnison. It was more of a stop in really, and my memory of it was not …

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Jul 24 2010

On the River: Spring Creek, Bellefonte, Central PA

June 28, 2010 Spring Creek in central PA – twice in less than one year, I feel fortunate. This really is one of my favorite places to fish in the world. There’s just something about the early mornings, getting up before dawn to fish in the grey fog at the start of a new day. …

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Apr 23 2010

On the River: Gunnison Gorge (Chukar Access), CO

April 8, 2010 My sister and brother-in-law came out to Colorado for a little visit. Whitney (brother-in-law … don’t let the name fool you. He’s from NY and will mess you up if you think his moniker is sissy!) had only been to Colorado for Michelle and I’s wedding, and had never fished here before. …

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Mar 11 2010

On The River: Gunnison Gorge, Delta, CO

March 6, 2010 I know I start every blog with a nostalgic – longing for fishing – but what can I say, about an hour after I’m off the river, I am typically longing to be back on the water. And in the winter, when spectacular fishing days are sporadic at best, you better believe …

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Jan 22 2010

On the River: Ashtabula River, Ashtabula, Ohio

November 23, 2009 Michelle and I flew home, to Ohio, for Thanksgiving and the natural thing to do is figure out how to get to a steelhead river. I mean, let’s be honest folks, I’m a thankful guy, but I’m a lot more thankful for everything when I’ve got an 8 lb. steelhead on the …

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Jan 15 2010

On the River: Dream Stream, South Platte River

November 7 and 21, 2009 Michelle and I travel to Colorado Springs quite frequently to visit friends and family. Whenever possible, I try and sneak away for a half day or so and hit some of the great rivers in that area. The Dream Stream (South Platte between 11 mile Reservoir and Spinney Reservoir) has …

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Jan 02 2010

The Drop cast

The drop cast is a simple cast yet very effective in getting your nymph to sink faster and have much less drag. An effective tool for any advanced fisherman and a must use for nymph fishing. Visit www.theallenbrothers.com for more great articles, videos, guide trips, blogs, tying instructions and to purchase our custom fly patterns!

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