Wynn had an excellent day of dry fly fishing today. She caught a lot of wild trout throwing a single dry fly in the riffles and on the banks. She did really well mending line and setting the hook, and bringing fish to the net. Nice job Wynn!
Had a really fun time this week fishing the Green Drake and PMD hatches with Will. Had some great caddis action today as well.
Zara did really well this morning fishing a dry fly with her new 7′ 3-wt. bamboo rod. We had a lot of action and she landed some really nice wild brown trout. Great job Zara!
Brian and Mike did great today at the Taylor River Lodge private stretch, catching browns, cutthroat, cutbows, and rainbows. Brian got this big cutbow here nymphing through a deep run. It was another fun Irwin Guides trip!
The rain has kept the small creeks fishing very well into July. The dry fly fishing has been excellent, with hatches of Green Drakes, PMDs, BWOs, caddis, and golden stoneflies. Had a great day yesterday with Mike catching some beautiful wild trout on dry flies.
We always look forward to the first few days of the Green Drake hatch, and it’s especially fun helping beginning anglers catch trout on large dry flies. Donna had a really good day today picking off fish with Green Drakes and PMDs, and there were enough that got away to keep her coming back.
Had another trip up at Taylor River Lodge (with Irwin Guides) today with Dick and John. It fished really well, and the brothers did great with nymph rigs and streamers!
Spent a half-day on the Taylor River at Taylor River Lodge (with Irwin Guides) today. The high water has made it difficult to fish, but there are some nice fish in the eddies near the banks. Joe and Barry did well chucking streamers and also getting some fish to take a dry fly.
I’ve been scouting small creeks and beaver pond areas for a while now, getting ready for upcoming client trips. I’ve seen six huge bull moose, some incredible mountain scenery, and some of the biggest fish to ever come out of a small creek. This brown trout below taped out at 20 inches. It was in a run in between two beaver ponds where the creek was about 10 feet wide. An amazing fish.