Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Streamer Day

 The Fish Spotter had to go to work today.
 Tom said the fly he was using was bigger than this fish!!
 The Fish Spotter approved of this catch.
Tom used many different combinations today.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Long Day

 We got to float in the rain again today.
Chris caught this 16" brown on a PMX. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Day Filled With Many Events

 Brandon went in head over heals after this fish.
(That means he fell out of the raft and still caught the fish).
 This is the last fish Brandon landed before he broke his rod.
 We enjoyed fishing in the rain...haha.
This was the river after the rain.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Crossed the Bridge and Saw Muddy Water

 We went upriver to float, and encountered lots of pine needles and pine cones.
Clinton and Lee still caught fish.
Lee caught the smallest fish that I had ever seen caught
 on a fly on the Arkansas River.
On the way out, Clinton spotted this 3/4 curl ram
standing in the middle of the road.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 3

 This was Everett's first catch of the day.
 Everett caught this on a crippled up PMX--it only had 1 leg and had no hackle.
 Nice fish!!
 Danny made the perfect cast to catch this weary brown.
We went to double dries in the afternoon and we were very successful.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vallie Bridge to Texas Creek

 Everett said the fish were bigger today and easier to catch because
he had his own reel today.
 Everett looked like a train robber.
Danny put more fish in the net today that we could count!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Go Megan!!!!

 Casting practice on the lake paid off.  Megan caught this brown on a yellow PMX.
 The PMX was the fly of the day.
Chris caught this rainbow on a bead head pheasant tail.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

1620 cfs and the Fishing Is Hot!!!

Everett started the day off by leaving his reel in the pick-up.
So he had to borrow the junky boat real.
It didn't make a difference--he caught fish anyway.
Danny had an awesome day of catching fish.
The fish are hungry--they hit a top fly and a nymph.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The New Orleans Connection

Ret said to take a picture of him smiling while reeling in a 
Spinney Mountain rainbow.  He was a first time fly fisherman and he enjoyed immensely. 
Walter shows off the biggest rainbow he has ever landed!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Megan hasn't lost her touch when it comes to catching big fish!!!
Megan landed many rainbows this size.
Note how calm the water is in the picture. 
It was like that all day.
This 22 inch fish tried to get off in the moss.  But Chris landed it!!
The guide had to long arm it up to the camera to keep up with his clients.
What a beautiful day!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brother-In-Laws on Spinney

Steve's first catch on Spinney.
Steve owns land that overlooks Spinney. 
Today he looked from the lake to the land.
Tony was a beginner, but he took to catching fish in a hurry!
Both of them caught many this size.  Pretty nice fish Tony.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A No Wind Day on Antero

Pat experienced true still water fishing today.

Monday, July 18, 2011

2200 cfs.

 The fish were eager to take a PMX.
 The orange PMX landing 6 inches from the bank was the ticket today.
Pat said that this was the highest water level that he had ever floated.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

2 Wind FREE Days on Spinney

Spinney Mountain brown.
A big hooked jaw rainbow.
This 5 pounder was short and fat!!!

Two Jokers on a Fishing Trip

Warren with a nice brown.
Bill had a big smile when he caught this 5 pound rainbow.
Bill caught several 20 inch fish.
Bill laughed when he caught 2 damsels having sex.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another Fantastic Day on Antero

 Jayleane caught more fish today than she ever has.
 Jayleane and Kenny rainbows, cutbows, Snake River cutthroats, a brown,
and a Kokanee salmon.
This is the largest trout Kenny has caught