This forum is for general topics. Keep all posts, images, etc safe for those who read the forum at work. Post only that content that you'd want your mama to read. Violators will be banned.
Hey there.

Sorry to have been absent as of late... I've been busy teaching Astrotard how to wax his mustache.

I had the opportunity to take a short trip out to Utah and fish with an old friend... and meet a new one.

I'd heard about the Green River and Flaming Gorge for over three decades... since the days that Del Canty was floating around in his belly-boat... but never had the chance to fish it. As a bonus, our host decided to take us to a little, out-of-the-way spring creek.

It was a good trip!

Walking in to the little spring creek
Walking in... spring creek
DSC_0003.jpg (63.74 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
It was small water, but John and I get a bit of time on the small stuff, so we felt right at home.
Little water... just like the St. Vrain
DSC_0018.jpg (79.69 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
Of course, we'd hoped for a BWO hatch, but it wasn't to be... we'd fish nymphs.
Nymphing a run
DSC_0050.jpg (20.73 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
As the sun climbed higher, some bugs began to hatch. The fish were keyed to emergers, however... and our new best friend had just the right fly.
Just the right fly...
DSC_0075.jpg (72.4 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
We all caught small fish; the size you'd expect from a stream this size. John and our new buddy caught a couple of dandies, however... I missed one.
A good bend...
DSC_0143.jpg (57.52 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
The next day we'd float the Green.

Early morning in a shaded canyon... we'd start with a nymph rig and hope for a hatch.
DSC_0174.jpg (18.42 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
And, more bugs!
DSC_0198.jpg (19.19 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
Fish were caught, but the guides got tired of staring at bobber and suggested we try streamers. I love hucking big flies. Take your pick!
Take your pick!
DSC_0180.jpg (18.15 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
And fish were caught...
An average brown for the day...
DSC_0171.jpg (49.82 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
Bugs started to hatch, and although there wasn't a blanket of BWO's... there were enough to concentrate on rising fish.
slow pockets...
DSC_0187.jpg (18.49 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
And, fast runs...
DSC_0206.jpg (17.26 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
Broad slicks were picked apart as well as we could.
Broad slicks...
DSC_0217.jpg (16.19 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
And, fish were caught.
And, fish were caught.
DSC_0229.jpg (67.48 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
All in all some of the most beautiful water I've fished.
Beautiful water
DSC_0242.jpg (17.4 KiB) Viewed 2372 times
If anyone needs or wants contact info for a couple of great guides... shoot me a PM.
That was a great report Bob. I like that place too - and it took me forever to travel a much shorter distance to go fish there. :cool
not bad for a trout weenie :cool
Roughfish swap (Heero backed out)

Got FredA’s flies today - lookin good, dood

Spring in the SE AK

this small stream steelhead fishing, will be haunt[…]

Cracked windshield chronicles

Just came across my copy of the chronicles. Was th[…]

Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Koichi’s Spruce Moth https://live.stat[…]

Subscribe to The Drake Magazine