Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One Last Chance

With a winter storm set to come in on wednesday we knew Tuesday was our last chance to have a stellar dry fly day. Matt and I set out for our favorite little stream equiped with hoppers and the Purple Haze. The water was perfect and the Kokanee salmon were finishing their spawn. We even had a few of them slurp up our dry offerings. The hoppers turned out to be a little too much, but the Purple Haze had their attention and ours. I will let the photos tell the rest of the story, a day on the water i will not soon forget. .

Friday, September 25, 2009

William Joseph

Just thought this pic was seriously cool. My truck full of William Joseph gear.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cast and Blast 2009

This weekend we were in Star Valley Wyoming for the 2009 Cast and Blast Challenge. It was a weekend of trophy trout fishing, horse back riding, skeet shooting, and a great bird hunt. The event was organized by Justin and Cody Hyde and it went off without a hitch. Five star dinning, first class service and a heck of a lot of story telling all made this an awsome event. The keynote speach was delivered by Mark Eaton, former Utah Jazz All Star Center. Mark spoke of the value of noticing and appreciating those around us and the team concept. Mark was a captivating speaker, his website is . Thanks to the Hyde brothers for inviting me to participate in the activities. Sponsers included Browning fire arms, Hyde drift boats, and William Joseph fly fishing gear. Also a huge shout out has to go to the Trout Resort, they know there trout and there food. If you would like copies of any of the pics let me know at . Additional photos of the event can be seen at

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

William Joseph W2O Wade Boots

In full disclosure i must first say that William Joseph sponsors my fly fishing habit. They provide me with gear to test and wear out on the river. All that aside, this is the most comfortable boot i have found yet. I had been wearing the simms that i had reviewed earlier on my site. These are more comfortable and have a much better fit. I do put an additional insert into all the boots i wear for comfort. The W2O have a wide lace area which allows you to really crank them down for a snug fit. Im also really liking the Drynamics waders. They have been very durable as well as comfortable.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

American Fork Canyon

I have been wanting to hit this piece of water for some time now, today was the day. I had heard it held brookies, but they were not to be found. Rainbows and browns however were quick to take a dry in every pocket found. Matt was throwing a big turks tarantula thingamajig and i was working a Rainys Hopper. The thing that really stood out to both Matt and I was how pretty the browns were. The browns had such a deep dark chocolate like color. American Fork creek has to be one of the prettiest creeks in the state. The scenery was amazing. However it was a very challenging creek to wade.