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Fly Fishing Report - April, 2015

Fishing Report April, 2015

Truckee River is Red Hot!

Looking to escape and hook some nice and Browns and Rainbows? Matt and the crew in Truckee have been getting clients on great winter fly fishing in the last two weeks. This is partially due to the unseasonably warm weather and minimal snow. With summer stream flows in some question, now is the time to get up to Tahoe and fish.

Tired of dreaming about catching fish and not catching many? Check out these shots from Stefan and Matt and give us a call. You'll be glad you did! Call (877)228-2477, (707)287-2939

Steelhead Season is on!

Steelhead have finally found their way into California's coastal rivers with the recent torrential rains. The rivers blew out of course but are finally dropping into shape. There is a heart pounding wild California Steelhead out there with your name on it.

Fly fishing Chetumal Bay in Belize and Mexico from Mecca mothership

This was an awesome exploratory trip we took to Chetumal Bay in Belize and Mexico. The weather didn't entirely cooperate but that couldn't dampen our spirits or keep us from finding fish. Enjoy and contact us to be invited to join our next trip south of the border.

Summer is ending let's get ready for the Fall

Well this summer has been an exciting one. I hope you all have gone out and found some fish. Hopefully you have expanded your skills and targeted some new species of fish.

There is still good trout fishing right now even though the thermometer is reading 100. Being that water of Putah Creek is 51 degrees year round those fish will feed all throughout the day. Give us a call if you would like to learn how to fish the creek at its high flows.

One-way ticket to Belize please

So my buddy Screamin' Scott went to Placencia, Belize last week for a little vacation with the wife. He fished one day with a guide, his first saltwater day ever.

He ended up with the grand slam photos below, in addition to one more permit and two more tarpon. I've never heard anything like this. Unreal... I told him to buy a lotto ticket.

Brett

Summer time!


There is nothing like summer in America. Warm weather, baseball, barbecues, ice cold lemon aid and top water Largemouth fishing!

There is something about chucking a popper tight against a gnarled snag, among lily pads or near a weed line. You remember it. The smell of summer grass and pond muck mingle in your nostrils. You cautiously approach a likely looking spot that should hold a worthy adversary.

You uncork your popper from the hook-keep and begin measuring your back cast options. A cast unfurls not with the grace and poetry of a trout cast, but more of a measured chuck followed by an abrupt stop and an audible plop. The rod tip drops to the water so as to have a straight line to your fur feather or cork water puppet. With a stecatto rhythm you impart life as it were to this hapless floating train wreck suspended before you. The blurp and slurp emitting from your seemingly wounded offering leaves a trail of bubbles over dark oily water. Suddenly from the murky caffeinated depths the predatory instinct awakens.

With ferocious malice the water surrounding the prey erupts in all directions seemingly at once. This startles you and contacts directly into your peripheral nervous system with the effectiveness of a cattle prod. In an instant your hapless fly disappears along with at least a gallon of water...give or take a little.

You react with a clutch of line and your own retaliatory strike. The rod bends a smile across the face but only after several tense aerial moments followed by valiant attempts to wreck havoc on monfilament.

With a lunge and a well aimed thumb on sandpaper lips you hoist the first one, the first of summer!

MC

This video is from Catch Magazine. Brian O'Keefe and his crew put together one of our favorite fly fishing publications. Here is a link to it https://www.catchmagazine.net/Magazine/cmjun2012 This video came out a while back, but we just cant get enough! Enjoy!

Lower Sac wine maker's weekend trip report

Recently we fished a great group of guys from VIP Wealth Management of Southern California. They enjoyed two days of fly fishing on Lower Sacramento up in Redding. Two day drifts were the bookends on a great wine maker’s dinner on Saturday night. Fun fishing was had along with Lots of good laughs and stories told over great food and superb wines. This was definitely a trip to remember.
The group at The Fly Shop in Redding: Group shot!The group at The Fly Shop in Redding: Group shot!
Most of the guys had never fly fished before, although as life-long conventional anglers they would pick fly fishing up very quickly.

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