Archive for January, 2010


kingpin centerpin reels for trout

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

just got a new Regal 378 from KINGPIN CENTER PIN REELS. spins nicely and should have great startup. i am going to put line on it tomorrow and will fish it this weekend. i am also looking forward to upgrading my 5″ Okuma to a new 4.78″ Sovereign King Pin. Great reels from a great guy in England, Thanks Stuart.

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pedro and mounds of paper work…

Monday, January 18th, 2010

miss this view big time. i was lucky to have two years up in the canyon. still tying worms and filling out forms for new permits. we are going to try and do a missouri run in the next few days…

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blueberry dreams and worms…

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

tied up a bunch of wine worms, it feels as though it has been forever since I have tied flies. worms are great because there is little mess involved and there is no need to create a giant station. simple streamline and deadly. mucho gracias senor pedro.

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"lander wyoming fly fishing"

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

already looking forward to the spring and summer, this is a nice fish from wyoming that i caught last may. nothing beats shorts and big fish. i managed to cut myself badly on a sharp stick while chasing this fish down. she taped out at 26″ and was hot. nothing like fishing below dams at the peak of runoff.

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supporting your local fly shop…?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

went to a “real” fly shop today after breakfast to stop in and chat with the man the myth the legend jim over at GYF, or Greater Yellowstone Flyfishers. I hadn’t been in the shop since late summer after fish committed to plastic. I went in to BS and buy some tying supplies for worms. I walked in expecting to spend 10 and walked out spending 30$. oh well jim always sells me on some fly i need to tie up more of. he’s truly knows his stuff. as for me Ill be spending the weekend tying and refilling the boxes for the spring..307 outfitters loves plastic

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worn boots and dissolving laces

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

i have been overdue for a new pair of wading boots for some time. i destroy boots, last spring i decided to pick up a pair of studded felt simms before they discontinued them. driftboats hated me, but they kept me where i wanted to be in the river. big decisions, whatever i get they will have studs in them…

huevos for the fishes…. yea they work.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

got out for a few hours on the lower madison to bounce around the buckets. fishing was decent considering the wind. it was warm 50 degrees all day. fish were eating crawfish, worms and plastic under the indicator hard. nothing bigger than 16 brought to hand. dump run tomorrow…….

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joys of winter

Friday, January 8th, 2010

back in montana, had a hell of a day traveling back from ct, got to spend 5 extra hours in denver airport. its cold here in montana, got out today regardless and fished the pin. enjoyed the cold weather and the brief sun spurts. the off season is here and now is the time for tying and packing my house up. its amazing what one accumulates over the years. big trash day run tomorrow.

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