In Memory of Jim Cramer

“You fish — then you die — or you don’t fish and die anyway — your choice” Unknown     “To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation – came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy”  -Norman Maclean I met Jim 14 years ago…

REPEAT

I get a little bit nervous when too many things go my way.  I got pretty lucky today at the lake and landed a second fish over 2o lbs in two weeks. The  euphoria over last weeks fish had me on the fly tying bench last week tying up all sorts of giant flies flies.…

Bailey Creek Lodge

Memorial Day this year was indeed memorable with some of the best May trout fishing I’ve ever had.   Large  20-25 inch trout selectively feeding on damsels and calibaetis made it challenging and fun.  This years annual Memorial Day Syn Family Fishout got redirected from Antelope Creek Lodge to Baily Springs Lodge.    Our hosts – Peter and…

Henderson Springs Lodge

The first time I ever heard of Henderson Springs Lodge was from my old friend Dr. Ben Kliger RIP over 25 years ago.   He spoke about a great place to visit that had a bunch of different fly fishing opportunities–a combination of lakes, ponds and streams with a great comfortable lodge.  Recently, Jim Cramer…

My first day on the Delta

The tide peaks at 7:00am. Hope the wind dies down. The Gods of fishing were kind to me on my  first official day on the Delta on my own.   As has been mentioned by many “experienced”  Delta flyfishermen,  the Delta is truly a river that runs in both directions.  Current is the key.  My neighbor…

Wayne’s at ICAST!

Today Wayne texted me from ICAST 2013 in Las Vegas- I’m overwhelmed! There is more fishing tackle here than any show I have ever seen. Maybe 4 times larger than San Mateo in its heyday…Ive seen Lefty Teeny Rajeff, Clouser, Curcione, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Jimmy Houston, Gary Dobyns, Shaw Grigsby , Bobby Barrack, Mike…

The Bow River is flooding

Just yesterday this picture was taken of the Bow River near Calgary.Only 53 Days until I fly to Calgary to fish.   I wonder what happens to all the fish in the BOW river after a flood like this.   I would think there wouldn’t be any fish, let alone habitat left in the river…

Water Levels at San Luis Reservoir

Tuesday June 11, 2013,  Vaughn Willett had a great day  “lots of 3-5 pounders and a 10 lbr to the boat”  He also mentioned that the lake level is still dropping fast and that the docks and ramps would likely be out of water by the weekend and that the forebay might be the only…

Antelope Creek Lodge 2013

Now that Mark is fully engaged at U of O through the summer, with his two jobs, and summer EMT classes, I miss fishing with him at our annual family trout fishing trip with Wayne’s family and ours. For the last couple years (5) We have tried to to stay faithful to a family fishing…