Tag Archive: nymphing

Dec 30 2013

Along for the Ride – Fishing in a Winter Wonderland

The holiday season would just not be quite complete without a bit of fishing…Well at least not for my Dad. An excursion in the jet boat was necessitated, even at this time of year. After my Dad got me and my sis AKA Mak into the act we prepared for Old Man Winter’s worst. We …

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Jul 08 2013

going with the flow on the MO

Fishing has been interesting to say the least the past few weeks. With a biomass that might rival a megapolis the MO is hardly ever dull. Fish change feeding habits as often as women change shoes, making a day on the river always exciting. Fishing continues to be strong and I dare guess what this …

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May 28 2013

Nymphing for trout????

Three days of cats-n-dogs rainy weather couldn’t stop this crew. Mel, David, and Joe stuck it out and were rewarded with some nice fish. A combination of stripping streamers and nymphing produced trout as well as a few surprise steelhead. Water levels spiking added another interesting dimension to the days on the water. Hats off …

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Dec 17 2012

Pere Marquette River trout – 12/15/12

What do they call these things?…oh yeah, trout     this resident was definitely an early Christmas gift! Had the pleasure of fishing an entire day w/out any preconditions.   Good friend John and I spent the day probing some new water on the PM for winter trout.  What a blast!  The conditions were surreal and …

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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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Jun 24 2012

Muskegon River trout – 6/24/12

What lurks below? Muskegon muscle showdown at high noon Fishing on the MO continues to be productive and surprising at times.  Good numbers of healthy(and growing rapidly) trout are being caught with regularity by nymphing and dry-fly fishing.  Cinnamon caddis continue to emerge daily and have fish constantly looking for pupa.  Blind fishing in areas …

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Jun 17 2012

Muskegon River Trout – 6/15/12

persistence paid off on this nice bow Bob with a hard fighting healthy rainbow Theresa w/ a fat bow that wanted it’s picture taken with her Had a great time with Bob and Theresa today probing riffles, pockets, and shoals for trout on the Muskegon.  Fished mostly using freestyle nymphing techniques; what a blast.  They …

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Jun 14 2012

Muskegon River, Newaygo, Michigan

Date: Saturday May 27, 2011 Weather: Sunny with a few storms that moved in and out Insect/Activity: Few caddis in the air, few baetis emerging, Suckers spawning. Patterns Used: Blacktail Baetis, AB Tungsten Hare’s Ear, Sucker Spawn Flows: 2000 (?)This one’s an oldie but goodie! In the rush of life I never posted this blog and just kept pushing it …

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Jun 07 2012

Muskegon River Trout – 6/2,3/12

father and son having a great time! Frank w/ a nice brown caught on a superfine 3 wt…sweet Had a great time with Frank and Sok for a few days of fishing on the MO.  They managed quite a few fish, many of which targeting rising trout as they fed on pupa near the surface. …

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Apr 30 2012

Family Vacation, South Holston River, Bristol, TN

Date: Sunday April 1 through Thursday April 5, 2012 Weather: Fantastic! Sunny with a few scattered rain showers, 70 – 80 degrees, NO WIND! Insect/Activity: Sulphur mayflies were on the verge of hatching, scuds everywhere, midge and baetis were sparse, but effective patterns Patterns Used: Blacktail PMD/Sulphur, AB Tungsten Pheasant Tail, Gammarus Scud, Olive Midge Pupa, Compara-dun …

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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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Feb 17 2012

Bead-headed Copper

Bead-headed Copper

This pattern that has been proving itself on rivers for some years now. The bead-headed copper has a great shape and a very “buggy” feel, but its best quality is weight. When you need to get to the bottom of the river quick, what better then a tungsten beaded hook wrapped in copper! [portfolio_slideshow]

Feb 17 2012

Allen Brothers Blacktail Baetis™

Blacktail Baetis™

This baetis pattern is unique in the fact that the wing-pads are tied with a jet-black piece of goose biot – a feature we haven’t seen on any other baetis imitation. When a baetis is about to emerge, it’s wing pads turn jet-black and this is a key distinction for any fish feeding heavily on …

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Jan 27 2012

‘Tis the Season to be Midging

As the holiday season is upon us, most people are thinking of loved ones, presents, food and merriment – but not me, buddy. I think of a winter day, where the midges are rolling off, and sipping or boiling trout are holding in slow moving water because the winter season has brought the lowest water flows …

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Jan 18 2012

Winter Trout

So here we are right in the middle of a hard, cold Michigan winter, a winter reminiscent of the past. Schools being closed, forecasts of high and lofty snow banks, and snowfall that is deep enough to make you think twice about going out. It’s the time of year that sends most anglers to the …

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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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Aug 31 2011

South Platte, Cheeseman Canyon, Colorado

Catch Up: This event occurred in the not to distant past … Date: Monday February 21, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High’s in the 40’s Insect/Activity: Few midge in the air Patterns Used: Blacktail Baetis, AB Tungsten Hare’s Ear, Grey Midge Pupa Flows: Low, can’t remember, but probably well below 100 CFSMichelle and I were chomping at the bit to get a …

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Jul 19 2011

7/12/2011- Muskegon river trout

With water temps starting to rise we started nymphing in the faster stretches of the the upper river.  Fish fed well all afternoon providing consistent action.  No real monsters were landed(although John”had” one on) but fish were lively and several holdovers were caught.  Best nymphs for the day were sow bugs, scuds, and various hare’s …

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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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