"Our group of 6 anglers fished for 5 days. The quick estimate of fish landed by our group for the week was about 70+. Of those, about a quarter of them were over 20 lbs. With a few exceptions, the fly of choice was RIO’s Hopedale Crab. Named after nearby Hopedale, Louisiana."
I cut my teeth while fishing the rivers of Central Oregon and got to know the rivers pretty well. I moved to Central Texas 4 years ago and now fish the clear hill country rivers for largemouth bass, Rio grande cichlids, and Guadalupe bass, the state fish of Texas.
Living here in the Fraser Valley offers almost any Northwest fish species you could ask to target, from small streams for trout, to back waters for carp and bass, to excellent steelhead and salmon waters.
I have been fly fishing since the early 70s & my interest in it really took off when I started using double handed rods, Spey/Switch! Living now near the Salmon River in New York I get plenty of time to swing the fly to Steelhead.
Stephen feeling the effects of unrestricted pollution from the industrial revolution of 18th Century that killed all the Atlantic salmon and native brown trout on his local waters is now finding himself with no local water.
Those flyfishers who target the unique Florida strain of largemouth bass (Micropterus floridanus) must adjust their tactics to the changing conditions if they expect to have the same success they enjoy when the water is higher.
After mayflies hatch and lay their eggs, they will fall to the surface of the water creating what anglers call a spinner fall. This can create a feeding frenzy of rising trout, that are consuming spinners off the surface.
Mongolia had been on my list of fishing destinations for as long as I could remember. Several plane rides, two overnight stays, countless permits, a twelve hour truck slosh… The tricky travel only added to the appeal; clearly a sickness prone to the adventure seeker.
Dolphin, dolphinfish, mahi-mahi, dorado—or whatever name you wish to call them—are almost the perfect quarry to target with fly tackle. These colorful fish are extremely aggressive feeders, and also are known for making acrobatic jumps and blistering short runs when hooked. Sound like fun? Read on.