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Monday, June 23, 2008

On Strawberry this past weekend

My brother in law was in town and wanted to go fishing. We rigged him up in the H3 and the Hubby and myself in the NFO Navigator II (I say NFO cause there is another Navigator II that is a "U" tube.....not even close ) We got on the water about 10:00 am. It was a little breezy, but not too bad. We launched at a tributary of Indian Creek Bay.

We had to kick out quite a ways to get out of the Tributary since it is not open to fishing till July some time.

I got out into the bay first. To start off I used a depth charge line and a crayfish imitation. As I was floating I noticed on my sonar that several fish were hanging about a foot off the bottom (around 16'). Since nothing was happening I figured what the heck and threw on an indicator and a black and red chironomid.

The guys didn't even bring their floating line as we never deep nymph there.

Well despite the full moon, fishing was very good for me:
Fish on !!

The first of what ended up to be many fish
to be brought to hand:

Safe Release:

This is my third one.. where's yours:

Hey!! are you guys actually fishing..
or just talking to each other??

Yet another beautiful fish caught and released

Just another day of fishing on the Strawberry:

I dont think I could do what I do without my
faithful companion and fishing buddy...
Baxster :-)

I did miss several, but it was steady action for about an hour or so. Once the action died off I went back to a full sink line and the crayfish imitation. I was able to land a very nice 24". To put it into perspective the fly is 4" long.

Overall it was a GREAT DAY! for me. The guys had one fish each, but only with
my guidance. :-)

Mojo's 26" beauty:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Glass On the Provo

We got word a week ago that Cameron and Mt. Shark were coming to the city of Salt. Excited to meet them, but a little dissapointed that it was this time of year. Looking forward to fishing with them but the rivers are all blown. So, the Hubby and I took a quick trip up Millcreek to check that out and not good. We then decided that the Middle Provo would be the spot. Cameron's flight was delaid so he didn't arrive till 4 pm. We met up at the River Road and hit the river around 6. Beautiful evening, but the river had taken on a whole new personality. Off shoots everywhere. There was a BWO hatch coming off, but no risers. We walked up river a ways, but the word FAST AND HIGH just kept coming to mind. Found a nice riff into a pool, so I threw out a small damsel nymph on a 6' mono furled leader and 3' fluoro tippet. I was using 3 "BB" split shot and a "Thingamabobber" indicator set at the 7 1/2' mark. BAM! fish on, but LDR..... tried again a little farther up, same thing. Everyone was striking out. Finally the old man had an LDR then Cameron, but Mt Shark still nothing. Sun started to go behind the mountain and it was cooling off, so we headed back. I stopped at one of the spots we had tried earlier and threw on a RED San Juan Worm on the 7 1/2' mark and a tan at a 6' (right off the ring of the furled leader). Rolled it out about 30 to 40' and let it drift. Indicator went down, so I pulled, but no hook set. I rolled it out again, same thing but this time Mr. Brown wasn't so lucky. I am standing there with bent rod looking for the guys which are no where around (of Course) That's okay, I netted and GOT A PICTURE HA! You will note however, no rod/reel in picture. Well, I took my lami, but I knew I was going to be using weight (at one point a full sink line) so, I was using the JWF...sorry no glass here on this one. Here are a few pictures:

Here is the Mr. Brown that did not get away ( until I released him that is... )

Here is Cameron hard at work:

and here is the old man and Mt. Shark GOOD TIMES guys, sorry the fish weren't more co-operative.

Let's do it again soon! FG

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A little more about me and what I do.......

Along with my passion for fishing and guiding, I look for new things to try and make life even more wonderful. First it was fly tying and the rush from a fish taking my creation, not just once but several times. More recently, I got into making my own Furled Leaders. I got a DVD that tells it all from Kathy Scott. I got her style and recipe down and loved the finished product. From there I tried other recipes and came up with others for heavier gear. I then found tippet rings that not only made production easier, the LEADERS last longer. I still do a small "SHORB" loop on the line end for a nice loop to loop connection. I am now selling these in a 5' line weight 2 to 4, a 5 1/2' line weight 4 to 6, and a 6' in line weight 4 to 6. I also customize them for special applications and add Kevlar for bigger species. I have sent leaders to special fly tying friends and in return they have sent me beautiful flies.

Here are a few:

Guy Montera contact at

Nome aka: Fly Gal contact at

Mike Janosko aka: Shorthaul:

Thank you all, they have earned their place in my special fly box:

My leaders are made out of Uni Thread, MONO, and Nylon. They are in various colors, and I have them with built in indicators, like one pictured on the left. I also have them with 2 mm or 3 mm rings. For more information and pricing please contact me at