How to cure the Post Amazon Blues

It’s hard to come back from a fantastic trip and return to the regular world. Im not talking about work. Im talking about fishing in the northern hemisphere where the fish are normal size and the insects actually respond to DEET, and where you can drink tap water. I am addicted to the exotic fishing…

Tsimane Lodge – Golden Dorado of Bolivia

    Deep in the remote jungle territory of the Isiboro Secure National Park (Tipnis) in Bolivia,  where the Andes meet the headwaters of the Amazon,  exists a species of fish unique to the Southern Hemisphere–an Apex Predator called the Golden Dorado (Salminus brasiliensis).  Small minnows and  baitfish called Sabalo migrate up the greater Secure system and following them are aggressively…

O’Neill Forebay with Steve

  The cloud cover and low winds gave me an opportunity to take Steve Sakamaki out for a day on the Forebay.   We fished from 6:30 till Noon and managed 5 fish .   I was surprised at how clear the water was compared to the main lake.   The weeds were definitely less…

A Memorable Memorial Day

It seems that less people these days know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It is a day to remember and honor the 1.8 million that gave their life for America since 1775.  It is a day to honor the dead who served and a day to visit  cemeteries and place flags or flowers on…

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.…

The Forebay – August 24, 2015

I haven’t fished the Forebay for a long time.  While I was in Alberta,  I started to think that trout pull harder than stripers.  I don’t know what came over me.  Today, the stripers had something to prove.  They were in prime shape and fought as good as I can remember.   They treated my eight…

Drones and Groans

Long Screws Screwed me The Vision 2 that I was preparing to sell lost 4 motors to my negligence when I accidently put some long screws into the short holes while  placing prop guards on the bird before selling it to a friend.  Its very easy to mess a motor up just by pushing on…

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…

Mothers Day on the Forebay

It was a wise decision to take the moms out for dinner the Saturday night before Mothers Day.  We had a nice dinner with the whole family at Kyoto Palace–the local “Benihana ” style restaurant where the chefs cook at the table and show off there knife and skillet skills.  My mom loves that place…

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…

Christmas Island 2014

—=== Due to the large amount of Media Collected on this trip, this post remains a work in progress and will me modified for about a month as I get the stills and videos edited ==– The Photography Click to see the Flikr Photosets     This last week marked my fifth trip to Christmas…