Fishing The BEST Trout water I have ever seen! Epic day way out in the New Zealand Back country on the New ATV / quade bike. Heaps Of nice Rainbow trout caught on the fly fishing rods. i love this river and believe it to be one of the best in the world. Cheers LOOP Q ROD: THE FLYS I USE: THE NET: website: Follow Me on other social media Facebook: Instagram: Emial: The Gear I use: The Glasses: The Big awesome camera: The sick new lens: The Go Pro: Under water go pro: The rods: Dry fly: Nymphing: Switch rod: The reels: Nymphing/dry fly Swing opti rapid: Salt water:

Alpine Lake Camping and Fishing Trip – McFly Angler Episode 20 This was a blast of a time hanging with Carter and camping overnight at the small alpine lake by my house. Its so beautiful up there, and its nice being away and out in nature. Building a fire is soothing and relaxing, and its just so enjoyable to go up there. Not only did we get to camp out overnight, but we got to do some fishing for small rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout. Honestly I was pleasantly surprised at our mountain house breakfast meal. Unfortunately our backpackers pantry meal we had at night was not too great. But that mountain house was awesome! Tasted just like an omelet! Incase any of you wanted to know where I got my gear for this trip, you can get all of it for a few hundred dollars. The best deal is the backpack which worked way better than I expected, and it was only $69.99 at the time of purchase. Camping Gear Teton Sports Scout 3400 Backpack – Kelty Salida 2 Tent – Kelty Salida 2 Tent Footprint – Tops B.O.B. Knife – Tops Mini Scandi Knife – Laplander Folding Saw – Mountain House Breakfast Skillet – (you can find them at walmart for a bit better price, so get it at walmart if you can) Fishing Gear TFO Lefty Kreh Series II – 5wt Fly Rod – Sage 2250 Fly Reel – Rio Mainstream Fly Line – Only $25 for the WF5F!!! Awesome Deal! – If there was anything you saw me use that you have questions about, just use the comment section to ask. I am happy to try and elaborate on my gear. Also, if I didnt list it above, just ask, and I will try to get you the best info to where you can get it.

Do cold winter nights got you down?  How about you set up your vise this evening and jump in on the LOON LIVE session which is presented by Loon Outdoors.

Tonight’s menu includes the Furled Caddis and Reaper Madness patterns.

Sign up on the LOON LIVE web page and be ready at the vise when it starts at 6:00 p.m. PST.

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Daylight savings time always messes with my internal clock and I was up a few minutes before 4:00 a.m. this morning which gave me a few minutes to circle back on an article from a couple months ago that I had saved from Midcurrent with some old school (with a Fenwick glass fly rod in hand) fly casting instruction with famed rod designer, Jim Green. 

Click through to the Midcurrent website and press PLAY and take a lesson on fly casting from Jim Green.  This is twenty-some minutes well spent and don’t get too distracted by his oversized “pet” rainbow trout rising in the background…

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When I said the other day that northern Michigan fly tier Bob Smock Sr. told me years ago that there were just two patterns needed (see the Borchers Special post) in your fly box, in a mix of sizes from tiny small to big large, the Roberts Yellow Drake was that second pattern.

Now, as a teenager who was getting completely sucked into everything fly fishing, the idea of just two old looking fly patterns in my fly box when there were so many others in the fly shop bins with catchy names and flashy synthetic materials, it just didn’t make sense.  Fast forward to now and it makes all the sense in the world.

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