Flashtail Clouser with Rattles

The Fly of Choice in the Delta last week was a Chartreuse 5 1/2 in Clouser. Steve likes them, and I like what he likes. I thought I would take this weekend to replenish my flies. I also like this fly in San Luis, and caught some personal best stripers on it. The recipe is…

Forebay Frenzy

  The forebay was empty today except for me and Tubin’ Louie.  I finally met Tim Anderson a couple weeks ago fishing with Luke Sing and it was a meeting long overdue.  Ive seen him on the lake for years and he fishes the forebay almost weekly.    After exchanging phone numbers with him,  we…

The Mavic Pro Drone

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner…. Hall of Loosers…. Last week I received one of the rare Mavic Pro Drones forom my preorder made hours after its announcement.   I ordered directly from DJI.    The Mavic Drone is the newest generation of 4k video drones made by DJI.  It has all the capabilities of the Phantom…

No Hitter – Cubs Win, Cubs Win

The Cubs Finally made it to the World Series and Monkeys have not flown out of my Butt. The good old Cubs are not losers anymore and they dont SUCK!  After moving back to the land of the Giants  over 30 years ago, I still remember those winless bleacher seat games in lightless Wrigley back…

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…

Baily Creek Lodge 2016

It been a busy year without much trout fishing so last weekend Gina and I decided to spend the weekend at Baily Creek Lodge with a couple friends.  My partner to Bolivia next month–Steve Sakamaki– and his wife Henrie, plus our very best friends Kevin and Mary Lee Jones.  Kevin has been after me to…

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.…