Wow, what a busy couple of weeks it has been. I’m sorry for the delay in making this post but business has been out of control, and I’m still not even close to being caught up yet. It's been the best winter guiding season in 24 years and I'm so grateful, thanks for all the support. First off, let’s talk about our weather and the dry spell of the extremely warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing.
-A downstream fly first presentation is super important using a reach cast, or a bump feed.
-Don't neglect the skinny water, trout have been hooked in 8 to 12" of water right off the bank.
-Change patterns often.
-Fish the faster rougher water where a trout cannot inspect your fly as closely as the slower flat calm water.
-Check your leader often for wind knots and abrasion.
-Test your knots after fighting a fish.
-Set the hook when the fish has taken your fly and is heading back down below the surface.
Celebrity tyer and winner of the 2018 Buz Buszek tying award, Bud Heintz teaching Cat Toy the finer points of tying the PMD comparadun at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show 2020
I have some upcoming presentations for the month of March. This coming Tuesday I will be at Gold Country Fly Fishers with the Lost Sierra program. On the 17th I will be in Placerville speaking to the ElDorado chapter of TU presenting “Creekin the Lost Sierra." The next night I will be at the Tracy Fly Fishers with a Lake Davis and Frenchman Lake program, and the next night at Peninsula Fly Fishers with the same program as well. Back to back, to back – Boom! Also I will be hosting fellow club members from the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers at the UC Davis property on the Lower Yuba River tomorrow. TTFF is one of the best clubs out there with quality people, no egos, and a positive influence for fly fishing and conservation.
Well, let’s hope for rain in the very near future, but you might as well enjoy the weather and get some quality fishing in. See you on the banks of the Lower Yuba River.