Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Denver Flyfishing Films Night: Eastern Rises & Tapam

Eastern Rises and Tapam


Felt Soul Media and The Greenbacks Present: Flyfishing Films: Eastern Rises & Tapam "a flyfishing journey" Thursday, April, 07 The Oriental Theater 7:30 PM (7:00 PM doors)

All Ages Felt Soul Media and the greenbacks present the Denver premier of two award winning flyfishing films – Eastern Rises and Tapam Doors at 7pm $12 $15 day of All proceeds to benefit the greenbacks and the protection of native trout in Colorado.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Best Fly Fishing Dinners, Is It The Food or The Fishing You Remember Most?

Is It The Act of Catching Fish or Is It The Dinner Bell ?

Whether it's a Fresh Coho Salmon cooked up by a campfire hours after catching it, an incredible beef dinner in Chile, Seafood paradise in Boca Grande, Delaney Butte feast to remember, Louisiana dinner waterside after fishing, San Diego's fresh catch, or an insataible lunch in Costa Rica before a day out on the water....It's often the meal that means as much as the Fishing, -if you know what I Mean hmmmmm

Lakeside Dinner In Chile! Should I say more...what's better than having this meal waiting for you after a long day of catching big trout in Chile's Petrohue River. Pisco Sours, Malbec's and hearty beef was heaven. Oh yeah two night's dinner for two only costs around $45 :)

Best To Date! Boca Grande Dinner Night Oceanside With Da Playas
Where to begin, thanks to Colin, Nick, Rob, Donny B, this was one to remember and even more so due to the fact that after many whiskey drinks, red wine and panamanian cigars, I caught a Juvy Tarpon hours later in a haze of drunkeness!

Delaney Buttes feast! Huge Steak, Rainbow trout (my 1 for the year), stuffed filled chicken breast, man was that one heck of a dinner. Bourbon in hand, cigar afterwards, clear bright starry night at delaney buttes and with great friends.

Alaska's best, fresh Coho Salmon I caught just a few hours earlier on the Kenai and being cooked up to perfection thanks to Narwhal! Does it get any fresher I don't think so, fresh fish for a week and a Sushi dinner to remember before I flew out of Anchorage how you top that?

Anytime you make it to Central America, whether for the fishing, food or drinks one thing is for certain, the dinner bell and feshness of food there keeps me thirsting for more!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Trout's Fly Shop "Name That River Contest" & The Winner is...

All That Fishing is Paying Off

Every week Trout's fly shop displays a contest, name that river. Each week depicts a shot from a random river across the country. Mainly rivers around the Rockies, but often times Rivers elsewhere is shown and if you're fast enough to respond (usually 30-40 people answer within an hour) you better be ready to answer promptly. I normally -like most, never get close but today was different. I happened to glance online and noticed no one had answered correctly? Having fished in the South for most of my young angling days, it was an easy one and answered to win!

Nothing like a new Scientific Anglers WF6 Bass line to make this a good Monday! Thanks Trout's and can't wait to try again soon.

The River was none other than the Davidson River from North Carolina. One of my favorite rivers in the South, next to the Chattooga River and Nantahala Rivers as being my best!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fish of The Week!

Need a Pick Me Up For The Day, Look No More

This cutey of a Trigger fish was caught a few weeks ago in the Seychelles Islands! Yes keep dreaming of making it there one day. Hopefully my pal Tom Lewin hurries up and offers me a trip there next year, if not I guess Cuba will have to do!

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan's Tsunami Troubles!

Disaster Takes No Prisoners
*Pic above, man found floating 9 miles offshore on rooftop after earthquake occurred

Most have seen and heard about the Tradegy that has struck Japan. With all the new developments happening each and every day, it's so sad to see the damage being done as well as lives being lost. Please donate to the American Red Cross or the Japan Earthquake relief fund.

Japan is experiencing its greatest hardships since World War II as it tackles the aftermath of an earthquake, tsunami and a growing nuclear crisis, Prime Minister Naoto Kan says. He said the situation at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant remained grave, a day after an explosion at a reactor. Meanwhile, police have warned that the death toll in tsunami-hit Miyagi prefecture alone could exceed 10,000. Millions of survivors remain without electricity and authorities are stepping up relief efforts as the scale of the tragedy becomes clearer.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Key West Wahoo's and Hammerheads Up Close!

It's Spanish Fly Time

Whether you're a shark fan or not this one will get your attention for sure! I am a huge shark fan, whether it's a small Bonnethead, Bull shark or Hammerhead I love to catch em on a fly but not to swim with however.

One of my favorite Saltwater guys Jose Wejebe joined Rush Maltz & Steve Rodger for a wild day out on the water chasing Wahoo's with a speargun and keeping Mega Hammers at arms length. See these great photos for yourself and don't forget to checkout his show sometime!

Trying to spear a Wahoo, one of the fastest fish in the ocean is one thing but trying to spear one, retrieve and gaurd against Hammerheads is a whole nother issue.

Click here to view some incredible underwater video action and an up/close view of some big fishees

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Millions of Dead Fish Show Up at a Los Angeles Marina

Sushi Anyone?

An estimated 1 million fish turned up dead Tuesday in a Southern California marina, creating a floating feast for pelicans, gulls and other sea life and a stinky mess for harbor authorities. Thers's going to be some one heck of a buffet frenzy the next few days!

Many Biologists have tentatively concluded that the fish died from oxygen deprivation after being driven by a storm into a closed-off pier area, California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan told Reuters.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Patagonia Music..Buy a Song Save The Environment!

Patagonia is Back Again To Help!

Looks like they are back again to provide a little entertainment while saving the environment. Most of my friends know that I am a huge Patagonia fan, be it the country or the company. In fact, I was just in their store yesterday returning one of my fishing waders for a new pair, that's just how they roll and how great their customer service treats it's customers. Nothing like wearing out some waders and having a new pair sent to you in a few days!

Buy a song, benefit the environment. Patagonia has teamed up with a diverse group of world-class musicians to help protect and restore our natural environment. The musicians donate an exclusive song, you buy some great music on iTunes® and non-profit environmental groups receive much-needed funds.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

California Steelhead Fishing Reports for March!

Time For Some Steelhead
More on Steelhead Reports Here

The Lower Sacramento is big tailwater with big, powerful rainbows and Steelhead. The water consists of long, featureless, spring creek-like stretches that are broken up by long riffles, deep pools, gravel bars and islands, many of which are more prevalent during low water. Due to the river's size and the frequent private property along the banks. Those who prefer to wade have two options: fish from public parks and access points in the 16 miles between Redding and Anderson or, from your boat, get out at the riffles and take some casts.

Lower Sacramento River Fly Fishing
Redding Fly fishing Sacramento River
Wild Rainbow Trout/ Steelhead Fishing -
Sacramento River fly fishing Redding, California to Anderson , California
Lower Sacramento River fishing report, in Redding, CA is as follows; Water flow is currently 3,900 CFS. Fly fishing is good, on the Lower Sacramento River- Redding area. Flies that are working best now are Zebra Micro Mays #18's, and Egg patterns. We are averaging 10 to 25 fish days. Warm weather has bug hatch happening.
Daily drifting Redding, California and Anderson, California fly fishing for wild rainbow trout

Smith River Fishing/Chetco River Fishing
Steelhead Fishing Reports - Updated March 1,2011
Steelhead Fishing Smith River , California Steelhead Fishing Chetco River Brookings, Oregon
The prime time steelhead fishing, on the Smith River and the Checto River, are January, February, and March. These are months to catch big steelhead. Steelhead fishing up and down last week and over weekend , Chetco River has been producing more fish than the Smith. Water is currently , low and clear, with hooking 2 to 5 fish a day.
We will be fishing both Chetco and Smith River during the month of January through March as water levels permit. Roe bouncing and side- drifting are the main techniques.NOW BOOKING -February & March steelhead fishing. Small and large groups welcome.
Accommodations for lodging we suggest staying in Smith River, California or Brookings, Oregon.

Trinity River Fishing-Trinity River Fishing Report
Weaverville, CA, Lewiston, CA & Junction City, CA - Your Trinity River Fishing guides.
Trinity River fishing report- Fly Fishing for steelhead on the Trinity River, has been good, due to all the rain we have had. Best areas have been Douglas City down to Junction City, using both drift boats and rafts. Egg Patterns, Rubber Legs, Blue Copper Johns are the flies of choice.
For Spin fisherman, back trolling Hot Shots, Wee Warts, and Fat Fish have been the ticket.
Trinity River Fishing is conveniently located 40 minutes West of Redding,CA, fishing from the town of Weaverville, California.
CURRENT TRINITY RIVER FLOW http://cdec.water.ca.gov/river/trinityStages.html

Lake Shasta Fishing
King Salmon/Trout Fishing Redding, CA -Lake Shasta fishing report-
Shasta Lake guided fishing- Northern California fishing Lake Shasta. Rainbow trout fishing on Lake Shasta has been good on the McCloud Arm, trolling on the surface, with shad pattern lures. The salmon fishing on Lake Shasta has been ok with some fish being caught from 20 to 40 ft deep in the Dry Creek area. March, overall fishing , will pick up, and produce large King Salmon.
With all the rain and snow this year , Shasta Lake will be full again this year.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Manuel Antonio-Quepos Costa Rica Vacation & Than Some

Donde Esta La Playa?

Thought you might enjoy a few more pictures from our recent trip to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. We targeted Jaco and the Quepos-Manuel Antonio area for this week-long vacation.

What makes Costa Rica so unique you ask? In 2009, Costa Rica was named one of the happiest places on earth to live, maybe that is because of the weather, people or it's beauty. Either way there has definitely been a rush by many Americans to not only buy 2nd homes down there but to also move there.

Our daily routine included a few of the local's favorite Imperial. "Podemos tener otro cerveza?" I'm not sure what we enjoyed more the beer or the fresh seafood. Either way there was no shortage of either and with all the local Bars/Restaurants in the area, our choices were endless on where to go for fun each night.

couples shot88cruising costa rica quepos

Since Manuel Antonio and Jaco were on the water, it was hard not to take advantage any chance we got for a dip and swim. Weather wise we also lucked out, with this being there Summer the temp's rarely got to hot/humid in the Manuel Antonio area.

Sunsets don't get much better than this, sit back relax and enjoy!

Hotel Mimos catered us with 2 different swimming pools, at night this place was perfect for jumping in and enjoying more Imperial's till the wee hours of the morning.

El Avion had to be one of the craziest bars I have ever been to! Nothing jumping aboard a plane on a cliff to watch a sunset, take a tour or enjoy some great food! The owners actually own 4 various restaurants in the area so we definitely had fun going from place to place.

Plenty of Lizards running around freely, careful not to get too close. I learned the hard way at our pool one day snapping a photo when he suddenly charged me and Troutdawg almost made an impression falling down some poolside stairs...ouch!

Jaco, Costa Rica was an interesting place. Very Hot/Humid and for some strange reason empty beaches?? Must have been the hot sand, big waves and no shade. Otherwise a few decent restaurant and a few local activities, probably not returning but worth checking out.

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