Thursday, April 10, 2014

VIRGINIA FLY FISHING AND WINE FESTIVAL

On my way to 'Ole' Virginia to an awesome, one of a kind  event ...Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival. I will be featured to to Selectivity book/DVD programs and clinics -streamside and in the classroom. My ' Understanding Spring Creek Selectivity-Spring Creeks of the World' should be very informative and I will be signing my new books. Hope to see all my east coast friends from My Washington D.C. /Fairfax Virginia days back in the 80's.
STEELHEAD UPDATE: WATERS ARE DROPPING, WATER TEMPS ARE COMING UP-RUN IS JUST STARTING- LATE APRIL WILL BE THE SINCERE START- MAY WILL BE ON FIRE!....STEELHEAD WILL BE HERE UNTIL MID-JUNE THANKS TO THE WORST WINTER IN A HUNDRED YEARS!


Monday, April 7, 2014

SPRING RUN 'JUST' STARTING...VIRGINIA FLY AND WINE FESTIVAL...CLINTON TU

                          ( the 'Juice man' from Chicago yesterday with a nice chrome February male on April 6th ..4:15 PM)....)

YUP!....for those of you that held out as long as you can for the spring run,-  luck will be on your side.We are just seeing our late February chrome fish as water temps are ridiculously low at 34 F for this time of year, ( please don't tell the other blogs I said this..:(..... !Due to the most bitter winter on record ( YES!!!! in 100 years!)  the reservoirs are still full of ice and ice fishermen and the solid thick coating of ice, combined with spilling at the dam over the top( yeah!...they should be drawing bottom draw...but Consumers power still ain't fix dem turbines right under the ice cover),SO,,,,  making the fish feel like its late February...( even in winter our water tempos are 36F). With all the Lake Michigan ice out there still closing down( 50 % per NOAA).... the photo light period to many steelhead , we are just starting TO STAGE..off the river mouths, will entail what will be a two month main run lasting well into June!...no bull!...or if I'm wrong?..the Devil made me say that  for big $$$$$ !

 All this is based on we had good numbers of steelhead until Fathers day June 9th back in the early 2000's on a bitter arctic winter. Peter Basta , top Orvis Corporate' river runs through it!'.. Manchester Guide just got here and our fish will be trickling in due to the water to warm very" gradually" which will make for a very exciting and drawn out spring run to benefit everyone's schedule. We still have some good dates and will not have to' boat ride' ( most popular pastime on the MO !) ....as much as the weeks progress allowing for more normal spring fishing and lower water levels and higher water temps....it is just starting! PLEASE..be nice to your guides city people!...we have been thru winter's hell !..and we are bird dogs trying to get your guns and  dogs on point for the kill!.photo and release !..cheers!
I ( narcissist) will be one of the featured speakers at this weekend's one of a kind outdoor fly fishing/wine/food and beer festivals in Southern VA trout country...mecca! Ill be doing programs and clinics and hope to see my many east coast friends from my Washington DC , VA and PA days I spent there in the hotel business!

Also, tomorrow night I ( narcissist!) will be in Rochester/Troy MI doing a Selectivity book and DVD presentation at Clinton Valley Trout Unlimited at Camp Ticonderoga Bar and Grill...open to public
cheers..na zdrowie!..(sorry for the ethnic toast!)


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SPRING IS HERE...OR IS IT?






The roller coaster weather continues...high cold water, but clear- and fresh steelhead keep coming in  and will for months...water levels perfect for fishing the way we like!....the run only just keeps getting better....still have dates available  for last minute 'wait to see what is happening' hold outs...here are the guys from Jersey, Cleveland, Texas, Indiana and Tom from Mississippi...see you there!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TEXANS AND RUSSIANS!.....YEE...HAH!



(CV's first steelhead- nice chrome hen)
Yesterday was an amazing day for my Texas client Chris Vanover who came to Michigan for a week to catch his first steelhead. Chris is an avid big rainbow and brown chaser on the San Juan and White river using scud/midge/ sow bug..... dude loved our huge Michigan rainbows! When the wind started blowing the below wind chill temps clicked in yesterday evening and it got bloody downright brutally cold...but the last light bite was typical January fishing in March!
( last light bite- nice double bander red buck...got to see both spectrum's of the steelhead color collage....lucky ass Texan!)
(Patagonia "Das Parka" saved my cold white ass later in the day!)
Still have some good dates left for when spring decides to show up!...I will be dressed in black until it does to mourn !

RUSSIA ON THE BUCKET LIST SPECIAL!!!!......DO IT!
...don't even think twice about it!


Amazing deal to fish Russia's remarkable Atlantic salmon with hosted trip by good friend Jeff Bright....can't beat this once in a lifetime price!
May 18-25, 2014 — Salmon Junkies Grand Varzuga Camp. Regular rate is 3095 EUR. Because of cancellation, I can offer it for 1975 EUR. Buyer can pay direct to Salmon Junkies in EUR by wire transfer, or pay me 2865 USD. I have one opening.
http://www.jeffbright.com/travel/trips/1406_russia_varzuga.html#

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