Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cold Day

We had Wind. Snow, Ice on the guides, and NO Sun.  It was a great day to be on the river.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Old Pattern

This is a 10 year old pattern.  The body is tied with golden pheasant tail and copper wire.  It was very effective this morning.  No I need to tie some more for the upcoming guide trips.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


The Easter rabbit treated me right this afternoon.  I was trying out a new pattern and the fish seem to like it.  Now I have to tie up a few more to make sure they like it.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Brisk Day

Brisk day on the river with Don Dubin. Fishing was not great but good. They liked the Frenchie

Thursday, March 24, 2016

No Wind

The fish like the Frenchie this morning.  It was nice there was no wind until about 1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Ranch

123 new calves.  Branding April 10th  some are going to be big.  Went to check on the horses, it was sad not to see Leggs run around.

Monday, March 21, 2016


Floated with Darlene and The Fish Spotter today.  The fish were on the feed again this morning.  Most of the fish took the Frenchie size 16.  The wind started to blow around noon.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cold Day on The River

Up stream wind.   It was cold ice on the guides all day.  Catching was good in the morning.  did BWO in the afternoon.

Friday, March 18, 2016


Legg past way yesterday.  She was one of Darlene's horses.  Leggs was one of the best pack horses ever.  Leggs was always ready to work moveing cows, elk hunting, and just out for a ride.  She did like her grain.  Leggs will be missed

Great Float

Fishing with the wind a your back is fun.  Today was a very good day for fishing.  All the fish wanted to play.  Tha Arkansas River Stone Fly was on fire.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bowl Skiing

 Rescue Union Bowl at Copper Mountain ski area with new powder.
It was chilly up on top.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ranch Work

 Fish spotter enjoyed the new snow.
 This little bull has a perfect heart on his forehead.
The two guard dogs guarding the haystack.

They did a good job keeping the cows away while we were getting the hay.

Monday, March 14, 2016


The wind did blow today....  We used a Dry/Dropper Rig all day..   it was good catching...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Great Float

Great float with Lucas today.  The Stone Fly was king today.

Friday, March 11, 2016

March Day

Great day on the river.  The Stone Fly  and the Frenchie.  The water is at 286 cfs. a few rocks..

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cold Day on the River

" Fish on"
 Many fish were caught on the ARSF..

Darlene rowed 70% of the trip.

Friday, March 4, 2016

1st. Float for 2016

 We had to start the trip out with a 30 year old bottle of champagne.
 Needless to say it was flat.

 Alex fished with a dry/dropper rig al day.
He did caught one on the dry.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Killer Morning

No wind this morning.  There were many midges on the water when I got down to the water.  Most of the fish ate a black zebra midge.