From the Vice: September 2017

After a warm Indian Summer that proved to be hotter than most (all?) of August, we’re finally getting fall temps the past two days. Here are the flies from the vice this month – some fun experimentation on patterns, nothing earth-shattering.

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Streamer Season: Getting into the Game

About 5 years ago, I was out at a spot on Spring Creek throwing a size 4¬†Weamer Streamer¬†without really knowing much about fishing streamers (other than dead-drifting, swinging them down-and-across, and stripping a bit). The water was up and off-color, the weather was rainy, and on the first cast in a new spot I missed one of the biggest browns I’ve seen on Spring. The fly hit the water and a split second later this large fish porpoised (I could see the entire back of the fish) going after the fly.

Naturally, I did what any fisherman with buck fever would do: promptly pulled the fly right out of the mouth of this brown then stared at the water where it came from, slack-jawed.

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Friday Five: 9/22/2017

The past few Fridays have felt like fall, but all of a sudden we get a week of temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s… Oh well. It makes for a beautiful Indian Summer! Next week it’s supposed to start cooling down again, since we’ve hit the official shift to fall.

Speaking of fall, it’s time to start thinking about fall fishing. Be on the lookout next week for an article on streamers big and small, and ways to fish them around here. Enjoy this week’s selection of goodies!

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Friday Five: 9/1/2017

 

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My default on-the-go coffee mug.

It’s Friday. Perhaps you’re taking a short break from work to check out this week’s content, or maybe you’re enjoying it from home before starting the work day. Either way, grab a cup of coffee and have at it!

Our five picks this week include some fly patterns, some tips for fall fishing and fly color, and a newer pattern by Gunnar Brammer.

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