Monday, November 10, 2014

Daylight savings time, shorter days of winter, mmmm

I was really excited. I could fish in a creek in Valley Forge Park, Valley Creek, home to native browns and rainbows, I'm told a beautiful little stream to fish.  As I am packing, I'm thinking, "what about sundown?"  I realized that I wouldn't be able to get on the stream until about 5pm, and right now, that is the time that Ol Sol is setting in the west.  Pfffffttt!  Oh, well, next time.
...keep the rod bent....

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fishing with friends in Montana

I recently spent a few days in Montana, fishing the Ruby River, near Sheridan.  I get to fish a lot, but it is usually alone.  There is something special about spending a few days with people you appreciate, eating with them, telling stories, getting to know each other better.  We caught some fish, in fact the trout in the Ruby seem to be very robust, healthy, strong.  I really enjoyed the 'game' of enticing them to the net.  The water was somewhat stained, making it a little difficult for the fish to see, but still I managed to have success.  Again, the Prince Nymph and the San Juan worm prevailed!  I tried a new form of the San Juan, with a bead in the middle, and the fish reacted well.  I think it may have helped in the stained water.
be well...keep the rod bent