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Monday, January 18, 2010

Ice Fishing with the New Greys.....

The UOTF freeze your buns off party Saturday was just enough to get my juices flowing. I broke down this morning and headed out foe some "ICE" fishing.

Getting there was fun as the clouds were right on the ground.

But once there, I walked down the river heading to a spot I wanted to try. As I came around the corner, I notice two gentlemen fishing there. I greeted them and asked how they were doing. The replied, not a bite, and I was welcome to try as they were heading down river. So, I cast out the little dry dropper set-up and BAM! Fish on! Needless to say, the gentlemen stayed a few more casts before moving on.

I stayed and fished the edge of a little gravel fall and it was awesome!

Did I mention it was cold?

Rod choice was a little 8' three piece 3/4 Grey I purchased on "Deals On The Fly" for a killer price. The rod worked perfect, I like it allot!

Flies of choice, I was using a #22 Black Midge dry….

…. with a 20" dropper and a #22 silver tungsten bead WD40 grey....

All the fish were safely released:

Great morning an allot of fish, but it was MAJOR cold as the fog did not burn off. The drive home was in and out of fog:

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Utah On The Fly annual "Freeze Your Bums Off" rendezvous..

Hit Heber this morning at 8:30 a.m. and headed to CHICKS for the rendezvous with the rest there to fish the Utah On The Fly annual "Freeze Your Bums Off". Westy, Cort, icthy's and a couple others I am not familiar with were having a little breakfast. My brother in-laws, Tracy and Greg (aka: Pokymon) showed up and joined in on the fueling. We then hit the river and the temp was a balmy 18 degrees. Cloudy grey sky, but no breeze.. WAHOO!

We headed out south (Family that is) I spotted a nice stretch and cast away. I was using a #22 Olive emerger with a #22 Olive WD40 dropper. First fish on the WD:

Took the fish on both flies:

Got to try out the T.L. Johnson rod I built and LOVE IT:

My guys did just as well down river:

Some little guys, but still a blast on Glass:

All fish were released:

What a great SATURDAY!!!!!