Impressionist Chum

8 10 2010


Wow. Just, wow…

8 10 2010

My jaw dropped when I saw this underwater video…

That is one hell of a tie.¬†Definitely gives me all sorts of inspiration. ¬†Now I’m messing around at the vise trying to come up with something even close to as lifelike.


Somewhere on the west slope of the cascades…

4 05 2010

… is a really sweet campsite. Fished all day on this stream and the only other fishermen I saw were ospreys. Water was pretty cold but a few fat rainbows were eating mayfly nymphs.

Not much dry fly action yet…

8 03 2010

… but a little bit on nymphs.

It was a sub-surface show this weekend, fishing was kind of slow but a few fish came out to play. The spring-like weather has kicked my mind into full trout mode. It’ll probably be a few months til my favorite hatches really start going off, but in the meantime I’ll be scouting new water, tying some flies and trying to be content with nymphing.

The year in pictures

21 12 2009

A few of my favorite pics from the past year…

…the southern oregon coast

salmon river estuary at sunset

the view from cascade head

laying out line in my favorite trout run

fish on in a small side channel

the elwha gorge

playing in the salmonberry

the devils staircase


triple falls

the columbia

wachila falls