Friday, November 30, 2012

Late Fall Fishing

Conditions have changed! Temperatures have dropped and so have the number of fish you see rising to the surface. Fish have been spawning and have slowed down on feeding.
Doesn't mean we have stopped fishing and hasn't given us a reason to stop fishing on top. Dry or Die! People look at us like we are crazy for still fishing dry flies, but it is what we love. Seeing a fish spot and rise for your fly is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.
We have seen the size of flies and the number of fish drop. Our fish count has gone from 20-30 which we were catching in September and through October, to 2-3 like we are seeing these days.
We were lucky enough to make it to the river a few times this Thanksgiving Break. The fishing was slow but the weather and life around us was beautiful.
Conditions have changed, but the love for my newly found sport has not.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Some delayed photos from the fall trip on the Green, I have a couple of underwater videos of releasing some bows that I will try and post later on. These were taken by my buddy Eli Koles, he is one hell of a guide, if you are ever up on the green and want to take a float trip and get in to lots of fish book with Eli through Western Rivers!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Winter is here!

As the temperature drops and the snow falls the traffic on the river has decreased exponentially! So has the size of flies we have been using. With the drastic change in the weather many of the hatches have ended for the season.
Early in the summer we were using big hoppers and size 16 dry flies. Recently we have been dropping down as small as size 20-22. These flies are getting extremely difficult to spot, which lead to us having a few monsters get away from us last weekend.
Winter is often a time when anglers avoid the cold weather and stay inside tying flies and watching videos dreaming of catching the big one. We intend on taking advantage of this and hitting holes that are usually over crowded.
We had big plans on fishing this past weekend after the large snow fall, however the roads were too nasty to make the trek up the mountains. Its going to be a long week of wondering what the river is like and trying to stay focussed on school and work.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Snowy day of lookin up fishing videos, this one is pretty hilarious if you haven't already seen it, enjoy!
Tons of snow flying outside.... but fishin still on the mind!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jackson WY

Here are some more photos from Dave, these are from a fishing trip up in Jackson, WY. this summer, lots of cutties and great fishing in that area.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Here are some photos from a couple of trips my buddy Dave took up to the green river, one just a few weeks ago, and the other back in July. The Green River fishery is as healthy as it has been in over 20 years! if you get a chance, get up there and hook in to some of the fat rainbows and browns that inhabit the river!
These are some beautiful pictures of  very healthy browns and rainbows, and a beautiful river. When fishing these beautiful waters we do it strictly for sport. Catch and release gives you a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of these magnificent fish, snap a picture and set them free to be caught again.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I am Blaine Townsend and I have recently discovered the art of fly fishing. This blog is about fly fishing. Fly fishing using dry flies to be more specific. The mastermind behind my new found addiction is David Wood. He will be joining me in this blog process and we hope to give you a greta understanding of our love for this sport.

Most of our fishing is done on the Middle Provo River, which runs between Jordanelle and Deer Creek Damn near Heber, UT. The Middle Provo is home to wild Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Cutthroat Trout.

Throughout the year this blog will contain pictures and fishing stories from our personal experience. We will be using dry flies only and sharing techniques and flies used.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fishing has been great lately on the Middle Provo. The stretch down river from Legacy Bridge has been fishing fast! There is something magical going on in the water right now.
The warm weather has been giving rise to many hatches and bringing a lot of fish to the surface. These Olive Body Caddis's have been working great.
We have seen days with 20 - 30 fish of all sizes. Up and down the river there are beautiful holes with monsters swimming around.
The fishing is great in the early hours of the afternoon. From 10 am - 2 pm there are fish rising everywhere you look. Once 2 hits they just stop. This gives a great opportunity to lay by the river an take a nap, or break for lunch and beers.