Ed McCoy and I ventured down the Manistee River yesterday throwing around one of the standard early season dry flies the Medium Brown Stone (video link) . Ed and I drummed up some nice fish on the boon dog, and then setup and zapped some smaller fish eating Hendrickson spinners. Here is a picture of Ed holding a nice 15″ brown that could not let the stimulator go by. Used a 15mm Canon Fish Eye lens for this photo. Some of the most overlooked dry fly fishing of the season is early May. No crowds and plenty of chances at decent trout.
Watched the Hendrickson take down the Ed McCoy AP Drake in a boat side wrestling match. FYI if you like chasing trout with the dry fly, make sure to pick up some of Ed’s Drake pattern. New pattern at Orvis.
March 2nd a great day of steelhead fishing today with Terry L. We had a very nice mixture of chrome and winter fish. Had a second to snap a fin picture from one of our adult fish today. Spring steelhead fishing is really picking up and had some cancellations open up the calendar, feel free to contact me for open dates.
Feb 28th Picture of the Day is Something Different.
Have always liked the chase different stuff with the fly, yesterday marked the first day of the spring time northern hunt. As ice out occurs many different species will come into the shallow waters. Northerns are one of those species. Yesterday marked the first test day of spring type fishing.
Going to try and do this more often. Publish pictures from the days on the water.
Feb 9th 2012 was a bright blue bird sunny day, and hunting any type of wildlife or fish was a little more difficult. Did have two red-shoulder hawks flying near by but just out of 400mm. But here is a pic using the bright sun as a back drop on a silver rainbow trout’s tail fin.