Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Slow Winter

Our snow is pretty bad right now. we haven't had this little snow since 1976 and we're not sure what the weather is gonna be like coming up soon. in the meantime i've been thinking alot about fishing... if the snow doesn't come soon i'll be taking more fishing trips than normal for the winter. in the meantime here are a few extra photos from last year. enjoy it

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Just got a copy of this picture from a buddy. this was a big brown i caught on the upper south fork two septembers ago. it was 26.5 inches, which isn't my longest US fish, but i think its my heaviest. Never did get a weight though... it figures that the one time i forget my weigh net i catch a huge fish. that's just the way it goes

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Change of Venue

Well things with the guide service will be a little different next year. we have changed our storefront location and will no longer be in the store downtown. we're unsure where our exact location for next year will be but we're pretty excited to open a store that is entirely geared toward fly fishing. If anybody does decide to book a trip next summer just shoot me an email or give me a call and i'll be able to give you the updates on where the shop is located and how we should book a trip.
Aside from the change of location there isn't much new in terms of fishing going on here. some mackinaw trout fishing the time of year (great eating!) but we've geared mostly toward skiing this time of year. In the meantime i'll try and post some random fishing pictures for the heck of it.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


here are a few more picks from the trip including a couple underwater photos from our day of snorkeling around cabo pulmo

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baja Rocks!

just got back tonight from my trip to baja with sam and greg. The fishing was amazing! not alot of big roosters around but we got lots of em and i was lucky enough to get a real nice one on the last day of the trip. we caught lots of roosters, jack crevalle, pompano, ladyfish, and needlefish from the shore. in addition we had three days in pangas catching some gorgeous dorado and skipjack tuna. these tropical saltwater fish are just amazingly strong... they pull just a little harder than our cutties in the snake. i'll get a gallery with picks going here shortly but here are a few for right now. its good to be home

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Baja Here We Come

well this will be my last post until after our Baja trip. here are a few pics from recent days of fishing in colorado... the old guy is my dad. we've had both some good days and some bad days fishing since i've been in colorado but here are some of the highlights with the exception of "the one that got away". it was a big one. wish us luck in baja.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Waiting for Baja

Well hurricane Rick has delayed our trip to Baja by four days. now we'll be there from oct 23rd till nov 12th. oh well... sometimes you just have to take what mother nature gives you. In the mentime i've been spending my time fishing and climbing down in colorado. did get one pic from my friend Sam Bacon, of a fish he caught in colorado... probably 7-9lbs or so...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

End of season

fishing is still generally very good with occasional off days definitely mixed in. the fishing can be very weather dependent and some days are just better for watching football than for fishing. when the weather is good, however, the fishing can be fantastic. At this point I think my guide season may be over, but from here i'm gonna head down to boulder to see the family and then i fly out to Baja on october 20th.
I'd like to thank all my clients from this year... it was a wonderful year and really one of my most enjoyable guide years yet. Thanks again and i hope to see many of you in years to come.
Oh also... continue to pay attention to the blog and i'll continue to post on the late season fishing and try and get up some pics from the baja trip

Sunday, October 4, 2009


a few pictures from yesterday. the weather was ugly but the fish were eating baetis and streamers really well

Friday, October 2, 2009


the cold weather has turned the fishing on recently especially for the brown trout. dry flies are still fishing during midday but nymphs and streamers are starting to pick up. we are starting to see some bigger fish consistently now.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


the dry fly action on the snake and sf has stayed very good. we've had warm sunny weather recently but some of that cold fall weather is going to be moving in this week. this could turn the fishing on as the fish start to realize that the winter is coming

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Fishing continues to be very good recently with very good midday hatches of snake drakes, mahogany duns, and some baetis.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


well One-Fly is finally over. it was a good tourney but i'm glad its finally over. fishing since then has been very good with excellent dry fly fishing on stoneflies, mahogany duns, baetis, and drakes. we did get a big 21.5 inch brown on the snake today to eat a large royal wulff. that was kinda the highlight fish of the week. hopefully i'll have some more big fish pics to post soon

Saturday, September 12, 2009


sorry for the delay but i've been very busy recently with pre one-fly activities. i've spent alot of time with clients practicing for the one fly recently and the fishing has been mostly very good with a few unusually poor days mixed in. we did have a big cold front move through recently which was a contributing factor on the slow days. here are a few pics from recent days... i'll try and put an update up after one fly.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I've spent the past couple of days fishing both the snake and south fork. both have been excellent with primarily dry fly fishing still. the snake is fantastic right now and i think i'll be fishing there on my day off tomorrow. we'll see... you can't go wrong

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


fishing is still great. i finally have a few days off so hopefully i'll soon have some good new pics

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Fishing continues to be great on both the Snake and the South Fork. The Green could be very good on cloudy days but the water is very low and its very difficult to float. Dry flies have been the name of the game recently with both big stonefly/grasshopper patterns and small mayfly imitations working. I'll try and get some photos more photos uploaded soon