CAN YOU OUTLINE WHAT A TYPICAL DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR YOU IN YELLOWSTONE? HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHERE TO FISH WITH SO MUCH GREAT WATER?
First, coolers are loaded and day packs are stocked with necessary fishing gear and supplies like bear spray, raincoats, lunches, waters and extra cold drinks for the ride home. Well before we’re headed into Yellowstone, I always have at least three plans for the day based on the water conditions, desires of the clients and how much hiking they are interested in experiencing. With 2.2 million acres and 2,500 miles of running water, we have several options. If I have not visited a specific location within a week, I keep an eye on recent backcountry reports for the park, and even give the backcountry office a call to see if anything unusual has been reported at the local campsites. Once at the trailhead, we assess all possible scenarios that could affect the fishing. A recent bear in the area sign has sent us on an alternate plan more than once. (more…)
Photo courtesy of Gerhard Laubscher, FlyCastaway
Winter 2017 went by fast for me. Despite the heaps of snow, I was on the road at show after show and didn’t have time to notice. I love the shows and doing my fly fishing seminars but about the end of March it hits me – I need to chase fish somewhere warm!
I was yellowfishing with South African friends of FlyCastaway back in November before show season when they simply said, “Currier, we need to get you to St Brandon’s Atoll this April”.
I tried not to show it but I quivered with excitement. St Brandon’s is an atoll off the tiny island country of Mauritius. To be more specific, Mauritius is about 700 miles due east of Madagascar in the southern Indian Ocean. It’s about as far from Victor, Idaho as you can travel. The distance is shorter straight through the center of the earth because it’s our antipode.
By Michael Stack
THE BUNNY AND BEADHEAD
One of our favorite and most successful tactics for catching big trout is to add a dropper nymph off the back of your streamer. The “Bunny and a Beadhead” or “Dragging Junk” rig (as it’s affectionately known around the rivers of southwest Montana) is an easy way to entice strikes from trout that will engage and chase a streamer, but not eat it. Essentially, the streamer brings the trout to the party and the nymph trailing behind triggers the strike.
by Robert Morselli/ Midcurrent.com
8-weights aren’t easy. Saltwater 8-weights even less so: they have a considerably elevated set of performance hurdles to clear than your average 5-weight. Consider that, and the vision R.L. Winston tasked their rod maker with when developing the Boron III Plus line of performance fly rods. The general message seems to have been: Go big. Big flies. Big wind. Big fish. Develop a rod that will address the most challenging fishing situations (probably the easy part), and give it that classic Winston feel (the hard part).
The R.L.Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, is pleased to announce today that they will be connecting with customers far and wide at Furimsky’s Fly Fishing Shows in early 2017. The shows and dates are as follows:
Denver, Colorado – January 6, 7, 8th
Somerset, New Jersey – January 27, 28, 29th
Atlanta, Georgia – February 3rd & 4th
Pleasanton, California – February 24, 25, 26th