Monday, Jul 15 2019

Wyoming Week Two....

Another really great week out West and it truly couldn't be any better. The weather has been terrific and were exploring new streams everyday. The small hoppers are beginning to start and this has the trout looking up. An assortment of dry flies have been producing for us, with the Madam X being our go to fly. I had my good friend JC come out here for a couple days and he absolutely loved it. From moose, deer, badgers, beavers, eagles, etc... the wildlife is outstanding. I'll check back soon and good fishing.... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jul 08 2019

Wyoming First Week...

A fantastic first week to our Wyoming trip and the fishing has been excellent. We hit it just right as the streams are clearing from the runoff and even though some are running a bit high, they are fishing well. " There's still a bit of snow in the upper elevations". All the trout have been caught on dry flies and the purple madam x has been our best producer. We've been catching some more brown trout this trip and they sure are fun. Our largest cutthroat has been 22" and it's 48 degrees as I right this right update Monday evening. A great first week and here's my wife Becky with her first Brown trout of the trip... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jun 20 2019

Fun size Tarpon...

Well Jim and I decided to give the little tarpon a try again today and we did well, plus some real nice snook in Crystal River. We were able to get out of the continuing West wind were having and make a day out of it. The tarpon took a clouser minnow and the snook, on the ever reliable DOA glow jerk bait. A fun time and here's my first little tarpon on the fly... Capt. Dan
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Thursday, Jun 20 2019

Small Tarpon...

A little something different today and something I've been wanting to do for a while. Jim and I went exploring back in the canals and creeks in our area and found some little tarpon I've known about for a while. We scaled back the fly rods to an 8wt and little clouser minnow flies for these guys. We had a really fun time as we jumped a couple and brought one on board for a quick photo opportunity. Mission accomplished and thank you buddy for the fun day.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, May 22 2019

Tarpon on Fly...

Hello everyone, well the tarpon season so far has been the typical tarpon fishing scenario. Some days we jump or land a fish and others all we get to do is look at them. Tim had a great day with me this week as he presented the fly beautifully to a string of fish and hooked up to a beauty of a Nature Coast tarpon. He fought the fish for over an hour on his 11wt fly rod and we brought her boat side for pictures and a healthy release. The old reliable cockroach fly pattern did the job and great job Tim... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Oct 01 2017

Up North Maine...

What a Trip!!! Hello everyone, I'm back from an unbelievable trip from the North Woods of Maine. We fished the Northern rivers and the Landlocked Salmon and brook trout action was great. The weather was a bit warm to start the week, but by Wednesday; it got cold and the fishing got hot. We swung streamers for the majority of the trip and anything with white marabou, did the trick. The last night we caught a couple on small #18 caddis dry fly's and it was fun to catch a couple on the surface. The leaves were in full Autumn color and the week ended with low's in the 30's. I could go on, but to sum it up - it was magic, with over 70 salmon for the week. The guys and I will be doing it again next year and I'm already counting the days... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jul 22 2017

The One!!!

As we just about wrap up our Wyoming vacation, yesterday I was fortunate to catch the one I've been looking for. My wife and I made a several hour drive to a beautiful meadow stream and met my good friend Jim and Dana at the spot. Jim and I headed upstream and the girls took the day off. Jim and I began jumping pool to pool and when it was my turn, I was blessed to hook in to the largest Fine Spotted Cutthroat to date. She ate a madam x dry fly and on my 4wt fly rod, it was a great tug of war. I brought the fish down stream and Jim netted her for me - "it barely fit in the net". I've caught several close to this size and lost a couple larger ones, but this my personal best to date to hand. We took some pictures, revived her and watched her swim away. A fish to remember and a spectacular vacation too... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jul 17 2017

Streamside Visitor!!!

A surprise guest today as we fished the southern edge of Yellowstone National Park. We made our way North to one of the streams on the parks edge that is loaded with Yellowstone cutthroats and we had a really good couple hours of fishing. There was a caddis and mayfly hatch going on and every pool brought the trout to the top. We all tied on a matching fly and had some really good action. The big excitement though, was encountering a couple grizzly bears just a couple hundred yards away, which we soon quickly exited the stream. Soon enough, we reached our truck and were able to get a "close up" of one of the bears for some great pictures and video. It's always exciting out here and today was no exception... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jul 15 2017

6 Miles...

A big hike today in the high country and we did a six mile round trip. It took the breath out of me for a bit, but it sure was worth it. We eventually hit a section of stream with some really nice pools and caught some real outstanding cutthroat's. The trout were eager to come to the top for our dry flies and we had some spectacular eats on our fly. A very memorable day and we have about a week left for our trip.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jul 12 2017

Idaho Cutt's...

Yesterday was spot on and we spent the day on the Idaho side. My good friend Jim came in to town and we all trekked up one of the streams, we did so well in last year. Once again, Idaho didn't disappoint us and we had 6 hours of fantastic dry fly action. We estimated over 75 trout with most of them in the 10 - 16" range, with a couple hovering around the 20" mark. Becky had big fish honors and a combination of Adams, hoppers and Madam x fly patterns were our fly's of the day... Capt. Dan

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