Sunday, January 30, 2005

Upper Canyon, Yakima River 1/28/05

Today was my first day on the Yak this year, Sven tagged along. Our main goal of the day was to get out of our houses, swing some streamers and maybe catch some fish. At the end of the day we settled for 2 out of three. Upon out return we headed up to the local were we met Kevin.
Flows at Umtanum were 1800cfs.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Devil River Dollies 1/10/05

Blue skies and fresh snow, a beautiful sunny day on the Hatchery Creek stretch of the Devil River. This section fishes well when the flows are at 1500cfs or below. Today flows were at about 1500cfs, good enough! I landed four Dollies and missed a couple of others. My first four fish of the year, they ranged from 16" to 20" and were taken on either the Dirk Diggler or the Smoo. The Smoo would be a better pattern if it had some flash tied into it. Maybe next time.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Tying Journal: 1/11/05

This past week I have tied up a variety of patterns including #16 callibaetis spinners, #18 & #20 olive parachutes, #20 Griffith's Gnats, #10 larva lace skwala nymphs, and some #12 latex skwala nymphs.

Monday, January 03, 2005

1/3/05 Tying Journal

New Year's Day - 14 Iris Caddis and 4 skwala nymphs.
Jan 2 - 9 ESPs(Emergent Sparkle Pupa), I might try more hair on the ESPs next time.
Today - Nothing yet.