Thursday, October 30, 2008

Steelheading BC 2008







images: Kispa standing magestic at the end of a Morice over-nighter. Hooked up on a steelie in a remote location in north-central BC. Kispiox buck in full launch. Last two shots are on the Kispiox River.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Summer Images 08







photos: 1) Stick-o-butter trout. This albino bow was chilling out on the Rio Grande in a Wason Ranch back chanel. Kispa loved the thing. 2) Rio Grande stones. 3) Jess on Apple Creek north of Durango. 4) Caddis orgy on the Rio. 5) More stone fly action.

Friday, October 3, 2008

More Summer Photos 08







photos: AVA fleet on the Animas. Chris and Pam Bent with an Animas bow. Jess working a pocket on a creek near Creede. End of the day Trout Slayer Ale. Photos from cell phone suck, but this one is pretty funny. Kis on the Animas.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What a Summer!







Photos: Bud working big dries on the Rio while Kispa waits for the take. David on the big "D" working a fish in the tail-out. Dolores buzzworm with a full belly and mega attitude. Waiting out a lighting storm on the Rio can be stressful, however Mike Johnson makes it more fun with a long-jaw Wason Ranch bridge bow. Phil, Will, Kis and an Animas bow.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Hanging with Bill and Ann-Root Pond and Juan






Our spring season is slowly slipping into summer. Last week it was snow and wind. Today? Sunny and warm. A few days ago I enjoyed a two day combo with Bill and Ann from New Mexico. These fishing friends visit us every month or so and enjoy all the diversity our region has to offer. We headed over to Root Pond on the first day then down to the San Juan below Navajo Dam on the second day. The wind decided to blow at Root Pond (check the first photo were my hat is safely in the drink) but the fish were on the bite. The Juan offered persnickety trout in the morning and then gave way to an excellent hatch of BWOs were the fish were keyed on the emergers and nymphs. It was a big fish day for sure. Ann was on a roll with four fish to the net all over the 20 inch mark. We all had a blast, Kispa included. Ann, being a lab lover sent me a fantastic book titled, Marley and Me by John Grogan. Great read so check it out. Thanks you guys. Cheers. -wb

Sunday, February 17, 2008

San Juan Fishing Report: 3000 CFS and Solid Fly Fishing






The San Juan River in northern New Mexico, located below Navajo Dam is a fantastic year-round fishery. River flows are at 3000 cfs and the fishing is steady. One of the best times of the year to fish the Juan is in the winter and spring, especially with the increase in flows. Do not let the higher flows turn you off from the Juan because float fishing is one of the best ways to see and learn this tricky river. Looking for good fishing, little to no crowds and plenty of trophy trout on the fly? Well, you're in the right place. Book a fly fishing trip with Animas Valley Anglers today 970.259.0484

images: Last season high water on the Juan. 1) Jan, Will's mom hooked up 2) grip and grin with mom 3) Mom checkin' out the bow 4) Mom pretty stoked about all the trout she caught 5) Will in your face with a San Juan bow

Friday, January 25, 2008

A day with Pierce Clegg on the Babine River







images: 1) Pierce hooked up late season on the Babine. 2) Landing the steelie, as you can see in the images there is a ton of snow on the banks, so landing can be tricky. 3) Dusky steelhead. 4) Pierce releases the fish back to the deke 5) Late day light in the BC wilderness

Steelheading Images: Late Season Babine







Image: 1) Upper Babine morning mist and swans 2) Kispa in paw to fin battle with babine Steelhead 3) Late in the day battle with Babine steelie 4) Steelie Kispa and I landed on a cold day late season 5) I call this one "Happy Steelheader". The bear spray that was on my wading belt added a funny imprint in the snow eh?