Sunday, May 24, 2020

COVID-19 Updates & The MUST PMD Pattern Trilogy

Howdy folks, it's been a while. I've been as busy as anybody else. I've been active on Facebook and Instagram and I have to admit this blog has been squeezed out somewhat.

COVID-19 Updated Regarding 2020 Guide Season
Yes, 2020 season is going to be a really tough one and may even affect following seasons.
Montana has been recording the lowest case of COVID-19 cases in US and fishing is open for residents and out-of-state visiting fishers.
On June 1st, 14-day self-quarantine mandate for visitors will be lifted.
So visiting fishers are ready to go fishing or take guide trips upon arrival.
Now is the time for plan trips to Montana and book guide trips, but I understand it's just difficult this year. As much as I want my clients to come back and new fishers to book trip with me, #1 Policy, I'd like you stay safe and healthy. As long as we stay healthy and keep battling this invisible enemy, Montana's rivers and trout will always be there for us.

As for fishing reports and predictions, it's middle of runoff now. Weather patterns through remainder of May and towards end of June will keep affecting flows on rivers and reservoirs. I guess it will be an average to low flow season on most rivers, compared to the past 3 seasons. But we can't guess summer weathers yet. Will it be hot, lots of 90+F days, or cool like last summer?

Then as for booking guide trips, it's certainly very welcome!
Through 2020 season, if COVID-19 issues persist, deposit will be FULLY REFUNDED, i.e., no cancellation fee, with reasonable advance notice.
Bottomline, contact me and stay in touch!

Regardless of what we are up to, trout and insects will do their annual cycles.
PMD hatch on Livingston's spring creeks is coming in less than a month!!
Here's how to tie my Hen Hackle Tip Spinner.
It's said to be THE BEST spinner pattern!! I didn't claim that I invented it. I was asked to tie. But somehow I may be tying differently from others would do.

As for YouTube videos, I started to spend time on editing. And I try to make them more instructional than before. With this pattern in mind, I made a trilogy video.

Even if we can't go fishing, we can still tie flies!!
Stay healthy and stay in touch!!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo

It's been a while that I do a proper blog post🎊
Back in January, we traveled to Boise, ID for Western Idaho Fly Tying Expo.
I've heard of this Expo from the audience at East Idaho Fly Tying Expo. It's held in January, apart from other Expos and a nice little show in the middle of winter.
This year, for the first time, I decided to visit as a demonstration fly tyer, author!, presenter, and a Whiting Farms Ambassador. It was about an 8-hour drive from Livingston. We did not have any troubles with snow and winter road conditions both ways.

Of course, my demonstrations were Atlantic Salmon Flies.

Day 1, I dressed an Ottawa (Captain Hale) on a giant hook😲
Day 2, I dressed a Sir Richard (GM Kelson). I'm really satisfied with this one😏

Then I had an opportunity to make a presentation regarding Livingston's spring creeks.

I had quite a huge audience👏👏👏

In coming spring, I will attend more Expos!! Stay tuned!!
My one & only Atlantic salmon fly could be yours😁

Friday, January 17, 2020

Here It Comes!!

Check out the newly created page above: Trout Foods & Flies For Livingston's Spring Creeks
Or might as well go straight to check out HERE and HERE.