Fly Fishing Alpine Lakes

No comments yet / Posted on / by

Fly Fishing on alpine lakes for trout has become one of my favorite ways to spend a day on the water. There's something really special about making long accurate casts to rising trout on the move. It's very much a team effort between the fly angler...



Expressionist Brown

14 comments / Posted on / by

Study the stream bed, brown and green. Through ripples and reflections, we find rocks and wood, maybe a shining piece of metal someone has left behind. Even the flash of a flake of mica in the sand, no bigger than a fishes scale. How is...



Wiggle Bug For Silver Salmon

11 comments / Posted on / by

Who doesn't love watching a big silver salmon rushing towards a fly and crushing it? I'll tell you who, an Alaskan guide who's already unhooked three dozen of them for the day. I used to really enjoy guiding first time silver clients in Alaska. You wouldn't believe...



Johnny’s Shark

1 comment / Posted on / by

A perfect cast right on the big shark's nose gets nothing but a sniff and a refusal. In a low and stoic voice the guide says, "the fish ain't gonna eat if he don't smell blood". Johnny Spilane gives him a hard look, takes his fly...



Not Just Anybody’s Saint Vrain

66 comments / Posted on / by

By Louis Cahill "IF YOU CLIMB INTO THE CAB OF THAT PICKUP WITH JOHN YOU'LL FIND THAT WHERE YOU WIND UP CAN, ONLY IN THE MOST EXISTENTIAL TERMS, BE CALLED A FISHING TRIP." It's about seven-thirty on a Saturday morning. It's mid-September and the chilly Colorado air...