Category Archives: Just Fishin’

Fly Fishing Reports and Photos

New Bamboo Rod

I tested out my new bamboo rod yesterday. It was my first day out this season with bamboo. It was a blast. My friend, Ron Barch, makes beautiful rods. I highly recommend Ron if you’re looking for a fine custom … Continue reading

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Cold Front

The recent cold snap slowed down the run-off, and the rivers have dropped and cleared. It was cold yesterday when I got to the river (upper 20s), but it warmed up and fishing was very good. I even found a … Continue reading

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Early Run-off

It was a beautiful day on the East River yesterday, and it was fun to get out with Doug and Lewie. We’re in the early stages of run-off, but the river was still in great shape. For reasons unknown to … Continue reading

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Stoneflies

After the midge hatch was done yesterday afternoon, trout started jumping on stonefly nymphs. It was cold, windy, and snowing off and on, but the fishing was pretty good.

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Midge Hatch

I hit another great midge hatch yesterday afternoon. This time I brought along an extra rod for dry fly action just in case. I fished my new Orvis Superfine Fiberglass rod and CFO reel to throw a small dry fly … Continue reading

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New YouTube Video – Early Season Midge Hatch

New Video: Early Season Midge Hatch Check it out on YouTube via the link above or watch it below. Set it to the highest HD setting (1080p).

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Dry Fly Fishing

I hit a brief, but very thick, midge hatch today on the East River. I saw heads and noses and swirls all over the place. I had a heavy nymph rig on, so I had to totally re-rig with a … Continue reading

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The Pickle

I have been fishing a stonefly nymph we call the “Pickle” a lot lately. Officially, it is known as Pat’s Rubber Leg Stonefly Nymph. It is a very productive fly even though it doesn’t look quite as sexy as other … Continue reading

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Chunky Rainbow

This was a really fat rainbow from this afternoon. It was a challenge trying to hold the fish in one hand and the camera in the other. I could barely get my hand around this one. So I just clicked … Continue reading

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More from the Gunnison River

The Gunnison River is fishing really well right now. I fished yesterday afternoon thinking it would warm up, but it never did. I was cracking ice off my guides the entire time. It was cold and overcast, and the fishing … Continue reading

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