Friday, October 28, 2011

Monster Browns Showing Up In Michigan Again

Monster's in Michigan

One of my favorite Brown fisheries in the country is none other than Michigan. With so many great waterways including the Au Sable, Pere Marquette and Manistee River, there's plenty of options.

I first learned about night fishing for browns on the Au Sable some 13 years ago and thanks to Rusty Gates for hosting us, he will always be remembered after passing not long ago.

Whether you're into night fishing, gorgeous float trips, navigating your way around the Upper P, this place has it. All I know is I can't wait to get back to Michigan to chase browns again next year!

A past FFA write up on Monster fish of Michigan

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Catch Magazine's Latest Issue

Catch The Latest Issue of Catch

Nothing but the best Travel destinations, photography, fishing hot spots and bothing but the best from Brian O'keefe.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Riding High: A Season on The Fly Tarpon Video

Riding High: A Season on the Fly from Waterline Media on Vimeo.

Thanks for my friends over at The Trophy Stalkers for posting this amazing Trailer. Can't wait to get back on a few Tarpon myself soon as well!

Waterline Media presents a short film for the Drake 5 minutes of Fly Fishing in New Orleans in August, 2011. Filmed over the course of an entire tarpon season from the lower Keys to the Panhandle, Riding High shows the entire migration from the viewpoint of those that chase this amazing fish every year.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Fly Fishing Around Colorado

Colorado Colors, Pretty Hard To Beat

Being fortunate to travel around our Rocky Mtns state these last 2 months has turned this fisherman into more of a Photographer. What an amazing season so far with the weather and fishing.

This was from one of my recent trips to a favorite Tailwater most may recognize. Sit back relax and enjoy some incredible Fall colors!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Confluence Films and Colorado Trout Unlimited Presents Connect

An epic fishing adventure from the makers of Drift and Rise

From Chris Patterson and Jim Klug - the filmmakers who created the highly acclaimed movies DRIFT and RISE comes CONNECT, the most ambitious, large-scale fly fishing film ever made. Continuing in the tradition of the multisegment, multi-story format that Confluence Films has become known for, CONNECT introduces a number of new locations, exotic species, and compelling characters that epitomize and exemplify the sport of fly fishing. Shot on location in Japan, Yellowstone National Park, the Yukon Drainage of Alaska, the flats of Cuba, the coast of Maine, and in the wilds of Tanzania, Africa, this feature length movie will once again transport viewers around the world in search of new waters and exhilarating travel experiences.

Event Details
Date: October 20th, 2011 doors open at 6:00pm. The movie will start around 7:00pm
Location: The Oriental Theater
Tickets: $12

Our friends at Confluence Films and Colorado Trout Unlimited have a special event coming up that we wanted to make sure you knew about. It's a great opportunity to see the Denver premier of Connect and to support a great cause, The Greenbacks. All the details are below. We hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fly Fish Addiction Fall Photo Contest

We're kicking off our 1st Annual FFA Fall Foto Contest!

We know most of our FFA followers fish way to much, with that comes the opportunity to show off a few of your favotire sites around these Rockies. We're not asking for the best Photographers with the fanciest equipment, this is open to anyone who purely wants to show off some great shots from the Fall fishing season.

Here's how it works... send us any cool looking Fall picture from either fish shots, Fall colors on the River or anything that makes you think Fall fishing.

What does the winner get you ask? We are giving away a new Orvis fly box to the final winner! How to send in your picture?

Send any photos to

Deadline by November 21, 2011

We will be posting your pictures into this thread and others can view it! Please do not send a large jpeg file if possible. Thanks and I look forward to seeing some great shots!

Mark Vibber-Denver

Peter Bryson-Bozeman

Gus O'Bosky

Kenneth Powell

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Colorado Fall Fishing, More Great Night Action For Big Trout!

The Fall Night Bite is On

What to do when you have a free weekend and have been been hitting all the top Tailwaters in Colorado? Keep the streak alive and head back to another favorite river for some night fishing.

This weekend bright some incredible weather and even more incredible fishing to remember. The hatches were pretty sweet all day but I'm not that big into crowds when I fish so I was prepared to spend some long hours after sunset.


Big bows and careful casting brought out this piggy to hand, thank goodness I had some net help this evening. Not sure if I could have landed a few of these by myself.


What happens when you've fished 15 hrs, had a few drinks and you're trying to get a big fish shot? You're gonna need better reflexes and a more cooperative fish! no one was harmed in the making of this shot ;)


Gorgeous browns are the target of my affection this Fall season. This river didn't dissapoint nor did their colors!


Just couldn't get enough of the big bows, they were out in full force and no streamers needed this night to get a bite.


Can't wait to get back for more top action again to this hot spot. Who needs to fish during the day when you get this lucky at night. Sleep in, fish a little and get ready for another perfect night of fishing this month!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Maxfund Adopt a Dog at Cherry Creek Orvis Days Denver

Help The Less Fortunate

Checkout this great cause & join Maxfund this Sunday October 9th at Orvis Cherry Creek from 12-3pm for their Fall Season Kick Off! There will be free fly-fishing seminars, local outdoor photographers, food sampling, cider & local beers. MaxFund will be there with a table as well as a few adoptable dogs. Hope to see you all there!

The Maxfund is a special organization and one that I fully support. I did a write up last year on a Fundraiser I was involved in for them and continue to do all I can for those less fortunate pets in search of a loving home!

Maxfund Organization

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Monster blue marlin caught after 28-hour battle off Cabo San LucasBy

What a Fish!!

Some reports listed the weight of a blue marlin landed Sunday off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at an eye-popping 1,213 pounds, a record for the resort destination. Others claimed the behemoth fell short of "grander" status, weighing only 972 pounds on a marina scale.

Whatever the weight of the billfish, it was an extraordinary catch, especially considering that the battle played out for nearly 28 hours, giving this yarn a Hemingway quality that seems more like fiction than fact.

The angler credited with the catch is Richard Biehl of Traverse City, Michigan, but he had help from the crew aboard the 31-foot yacht, Go Deep, which was plying the Pacific Ocean north of Cabo San Lucas at Baja California's tip.

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