Wacky Winter Weather

To say the weather here at 8000 feet has been unseasonable would be an understatement. We have been spoiled rotten by an abundance of open water and eager fish for more than a few weeks and old man winter is still not threatening to come around. Very comfortable March like conditions. Enjoy.


They don't have that color on Photoshop 

Must taste good

Meadow Midge Eater

#10 1150 Caddis  has taken more than it's fair share as of late

That fly was tied at a recent tying night hosted by Crazy Mountain Brewing

lil red has gas

The up coming 7 days have above seasonal temperatures in the forecast (mid-high 40's) you should get out and wack a few with me. Winter will be back for sure but while we wait I have some special swag for anyone that mentions this stupid blog and contacts me direct. Each person gets a FREE Logo Bamboo Long sleeve Tech shirt ($59 value) and 12 Custom Bugs (worthless) with any trip done with me before February 20th,

That actually starts to make it worth hanging around me for the day.

How not to become a Trout Pro

Did you hear about the Big To Do in Tennessee last month?  It was all over the intrawebplace, better than TV I tell ya.

So it goes like this......There was this guy, lets call him Ron, who kept posting these hero grip and grins of some of the most beautiful Trouts one could possibly dream up. Hell Orvis even briefly posted one, guy must be legit if it slipped past Monahan. I mean one after the other, everyday the "pro" would post a different fish of a lifetime on the ego blaster.
Something was not fishy about Ron.
Things just did not add up to equal this character being a true Jedi. At first you just noticed the same old background. It seemed every fish was caught from the same run with the same bush and rock in the back ground at the same time of day. My mind started painting a picture of dude who is always in the same hole, earlier, longer and louder than any of us can stand. One of those guys who make me treasure all the space I have here in the Rockies.
As Ron carried on, he  became drunk with social media egoistic-itis and he became bold and careless. Ron began to post pictures with more elaborate descriptions of how he was actually catching these monsters. He flat out explained how he was fishing to spawners on redds in the middle of the night. But his pictures were always after sunrise.
When called out about this he explained, again with the brashness of a guy who invented fly fishing, that he was holding them in fish wells until he could get better shots at day break. Truth to that story ends up being a mud puddle with an old fly line stringer through the gills for several hours. That was proven by guys who really cared about the watershed ol Ron was raping  after they sat in the bushes one night and watched Ron's ways. After the truth came out about snagging, mud puddles and stringers his "site" disappeared. His site that he was always mentioning so proudly but none of us could find, ends up being his lame ass facebook page, he did'nt even Go Daddy for gods sake. Goes to show you anyone can be anyone they want with this social media poop so we are forced to look deeper and be more skeptical than ever before.
The Pro was gone which kind of sucks because now no body knows what the butcher is up to. In my opinion he should have to register in each state like a sex offender. I want to know where this tool is at all times. Not because your good Ron, no it's because you stand for all that can go wrong with this sport when you fish for your ego instead of your soul. Cheater.
Things are not always as they seem and  if they appear to good to be true they probably are.