Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fishing at Rose River Farm

I finally got a fly rod back in my hands after basically taking the entire spring and summer off. My friend Douglas invited me down to Rose River Farm to knock some of the rust off and try to catch a few trout. It rained all day, temps in the mid 40s and dropping, but thanks to some decent gear it was comfortable enough to fish for several hours.

There were times when the rain let up, and in those windows of opportunity the trout were feeding off the surface. But due to the weather conditions, my vision and my knot tying abilities, by the time I switched to dry flies the rain would pick up again.

Regardless, we had a great day on the water and caught some very nice fish. It's always a treat to get to fish at Rose River Farm.

Montana Trout

My friend Ed was doing some hunting and fishing out west recently, I wanted to share some photos here. For some reason I don't think these two photos were taken on the same day.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Georgia Redfish

Okay it wasn't caught on a fly rod. It wasn't even caught by me! But since I don't have any fish stories I'm living vicariously through my friend Matt, who is home for a break from his job in Iraq and, from the looks of it, making good use of his time.

I really want to catch a redfish. Matt said they fight like mad!

I am actually going trout fishing next week, so hopefully I will have a photo of an actual fish that I caught by then!