SADISTIC PUNISHMENT by Lower Slough Trout!!
I will reconsider misc matters and may try again soon!!
Also, as I drove into Yellowstone Park, I dropped by Parks' Fly Shop (www.parksflyshop.com). They informed me Soda Butte Creek had another late season "spike" couple of days ago and became muddy, consequently Lamar River would be also questionable for great fishing........ I was expecting to fish for Green Drake hatch during day-time!! My expectation turned out to be just a day-dream of yonder years and days......
I managed to catch one decent Cutty on my own brandnew Green Drake dry-fly, though!! This new pattern will be announced in a near future with pictures and a tying video.
Rest of pictures are just another day spent in Yellowstone Park.......
This is the first time to see badger gets out of its den and what? hunting trout??
It's really odd this year. We didn't see many hoppers last hoppers then suddenly here they are!!
Dragonfly resting on my Fishpond Guide Lumbar.
Although our guide season is winding down for the season (not fishing!! just to let you know), I decided to get another guide-gear.
One of the most important jobs of the guide = netting clients' catch of the day!! This is a true collaboration between guides and clients. There are clients who are used to and who can handle most sizes of fish. Then there are some big ones that even those experienced anglers have some hard time to bring them in!! Also there are clients who don't get used to our wild trout. I can't help them to reel in as reeling & fighting fish is clients' work (as well as enjoyment & excitement, of course). The best help I can offer is net them, when they get the closest to me.....But "closest" really varies..... Although I coach and direct my anglers for out best results, there has been "the very last second escape". Then once netting completed, another question I'm asked is "how big?". Yes, size is important but, for me, over all process is more important. Yet as a professional with trained eyes, I'd better be able to answer. I was reviewing a while and finally found the tool to answer all of these. I just purchased Large size Measure Net (http://www.themeasurenet.com/).
Now, "I have two guns. One for each of ya." (Doc Holliday in Tombstone).
Accompanied is Net holder from Dr. Slick. This is another super "slick" gear!!
I haven't wet this new net yet. Hopefully netting some giants at Lower Slough for my clients!!