Dedicated to the relentless pursuit of fish on the fly. Welcome to the obsession, I hope you enjoy the pics and ramblings. If you like what you see (or really don't), feel free to drop me an email at And when you're done, get your waders on and get out there, cause the only way to catch 'em is with your bug in the water.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My spidey senses are tingling

So if you've read the "sometimes ridiculous" description at the top of the page, it's crap like this that I'm talking aboout. When you catch a billion pink salmon in a month, you just have to make it interesting.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say that if you haven't tried Rio Gold fly line, you're missing out. The stuff is so F'n good you don't even need a rod. Well, you might want a rod.

Friday, September 10, 2010


It's official. Not a steelhead. But I like this picture of it, so you get to see the fish again. Lots of hard feelings to Bill and Larry for actually agreeing on this one. You could've at least lied to me, I was all excited. They're probably right, although Cali G&F has been known to be questionable from time to time....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Well, they're not all here but a few will do for now. I'm not talking about pinks, chums, dollies or rainbows. They're Cohos and they're about the most fun you can have with your pants on around here. Take a fish shaped missile, add two parts piss and one part vinegar and you're starting to arrive at the idea. Not only will these guys burn your fingers and make your drag scream, they'll hit the eject button, go airborne, and launch your fly back in your face just about the same time you think they're finally going to come in. That is of course if they don't shake it or break it off somewhere between the first 5 or 6 jumps and the violent cyclone they create while actually in the water.

A typical fight:
Set Hook. Have line ripped out of hand. Spout expletives. Smash knuckles on reel knob spinning at speed of light. Louder expletives. Try to figure out how the fish went from where he was to where he is now, flying through the air. Spout more expletives. Helplessley watch fish use next 3-5 jumps to spit hook, land on it, re-hook himself in an inconvenient spot like a fin, and wrap leader around self several times. Reel in, bringing calm fish toward shore. Watch fish slowly unroll from wrapped up leader. Smash knuckles on reel again. More expletiv....
You get the point. Watch out. In fact, it'd probably be safer to just stay where you are and let us handle it. We'll be happy to take care of it.

Oh yeah, almost forgot.
Steelhead? I'm up for opinions on this one, totally white mouth, 12 rays on the anal fin, squared tail. The dark stuff you can see in the mouth is sea lice, her tongue was full of 'em. She kicked my ass all over that creek, harder than any of the other coho. I'm inclined to say steel, but others know more than I on this one, so let me know what you think.

Quit reading this now and go fishing