A foggy morning on the Bitterroot turned into a tough day of fishing. No epic streamer fishing was to be had. Two streamer takes all day. A 17-18" brown was angry and/or hungry enough to take an original and a 20" rainbow wanted to become internet famous until it threw the streamer's hook. When 2:30 rolled around the BWOs started hatching and some fish were caught up top. Check it out in HD.
music: yael naim "toxic"
Also, this is the 100th post on YGF. Fitting that it is a video.
UPDATE: It's actually my 87th post. Apparently, I have 13 drafts laying around.
Well, if growed up is 1 year old, then consider OBN all growed up. Like many of my fellow fly-fishing bloggers, a year ago, YGF was floating in the film of the internet waters waiting to be taken in by some undefined online outdoor community. Thanks to Rebecca and Joe, YGF and many blogs like it have found their place in a well defined online community: Outdoor Blogger Network. Most of YGFs success can be directly traced to the extremely supportive and engaged members of OBN. I wouldn't dare to think where this blog would be without OBN.
To celebrate their 1st birthday, OBN is giving away a plethora of outdoor goodies to it's members. So far on the giveaway list - outdoor books, waterproof boxes, pedometers, backpacks, angling gloves, sleeping bags, and a couple fly boxes. It is quite a celebration.
Thanks again and congrats to OBN, Rebecca, and Joe.
Another entry in the Month + Rock series. Another trip up to Rock Creek in search of some it's bigger fish. Threw streamers all day. It was productive. Primarily threw articulated stuff measuring out to 4"+. Impressed by the 8" fish that decided those streamers would make a good meal. I messed with a Gaussian blur and sharpness filter to the get the high contrast effect seen in this video. As a side note, the last brown trout shown is probably the biggest brown I have caught from Rock Creek. If that fish lived in the Big Hole, it would be an average fish. Watch it in HD. Enjoy.
Some fishing trips don't end up as planned. September has been spent in search of Northern Pike on the Clark Fork and looking for pre-spawn browns on the Big Hole. Some of these trips have had a couple wrong turns along the way. No pike to speak of, but plenty of slough and backwater rainbows. No big pre-spawn browns on the Big Hole despite the serious presence of some normally fishy cloud cover.
Instead, enjoy some machete action, the smallest trout in Beaverhead, a 21" inch rainbow, and odes to the Epic Meal Time guys.
1. - 5. Finish thesis. 6. Catch a trout in every month of the year (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec). 7. Catch a fish on a mouse pattern.This mouse pattern. 8. Catch a carp on the fly. 9. Catch bass on the fly. 10. Catch redfish on the fly. 11. Catch a northern pike on the fly 12. Catch a steelhead on the fly 13. Learn to spey cast with a reasonable amount of success 14. Hit a legit hatch on the Missouri and promptly get humbled fishing dries to big fish. 15. Catch a fish on a fly (dry fly, nymph, streamer) I tie. 16. Tie an articulated streamer and catch a 20" fish with said streamer. 17. Tie a custom articulate streamer pattern. Give it a bland and boring name. 18. Make a video that gets more than 9,999 views. 19. Catch 3 or more trout of 20" in a day of fishing 20. Catch a 20" cutthroat, 24" rainbow, and 24" brown trout. 21. Fish some top secret water in Wyoming