Last Trout of 2014

Well, I had a fabulous day on the water today. I have learned so much about about fly fishing this year from some really patient teachers… I spent the better part of the day getting instruction from Ron Massie, by mid-afternoon his advice was really paying off, one trout after another was hitting my olive wooly bugger.

LastTroutThese trout were somewhat bigger than I am used to, I didn’t really understand how to land them, much less how to best hold them for a quick photograph.

A nice end to the year!




It’s been a while.


I went to a new spot today, somewhere I figured would have a lot of native trout.

Somewhere that I figured didn’t see a lot of anglers, despite how close it is to the city.

Well, I think I was right! Lots and lots of little speckled beauties all day long…



It was a nice day.


I probably should have packed it in an hour or so earlier than I chose to. You see, the time came to tie on some more tippet and a new fly, and after being on my feet in the water all day, I decided to have a seat. As I scrambled up the bank, apparently I crushed a nest belonging to some fairly laid back wasps, because, hey, all things considered, the swarming could have been a lot worse. But, “Ow!” just the same.