Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Few hours to clear my mind

Headed up to Clear Creek for a few hours to clear my head with a little fishing.  Tried a new spot to start the day off and then worked my way upstream over the next few hours.  The first stop gives up a couple fish on a parachute adams in the first hour.  I drive upstream to an old favorite and manage to catch three more in the next hour before moving upstream a ways.  At the last stop I manage to hook a couple but they both get off.  After an hour or so I call it a day and head back home refreshed.

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Parachute Adams

Monday, September 8, 2014

A few hours on Clear Creek

Got to the creek around 3pm for an afternoon of fishing and relaxation.  I decided to try the same areas I fished the last time hoping my luck would be the same.  I start the day tying on a Amy's Ant after scaring a bunch of hoppers out as I walked to the creek.  I try two or three spots with this fly with no action before I tie on a Parachute Adams( the pattern that worked last time).  With the new fly the action picks up and I start landing some fish.  I fish the lower area for about an hour and catch four fish before heading to the next stop.  This area was all edges but ended up catching half a dozen fish, including a rainbow before picking up and moving a little further upstream to finish off the day.  The last spot looked fishy enough but sadly would not give up a fish, so around 6:30pm I call it a day and head home.
Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Parachute Adams

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Good day on Clear Creek

Today I headed up to Clear Creek after first trying Bear Creek.  When I got to Bear Creek I found the water stained even though the flows have been decreasing for a week.  i fished it for about a half hour with no luck before calling it and heading over to Clear Creek.

My first stop is at a new spot to me and in the lower section of the canyon.  This section was mostly stair stepped plunge pools on the edges which worked well for my wet wading.  I walk downstream from the car a ways and fish my way back up over the next couple of hours.  After trying a few different flies I land on a parachute adams and manage to land five at this spot.  It's still early so I decide to head upstream a little and find a new spot.

The new spot is set up the same as the other so I work my way up the near bank.  Still throwing an adams I pull in another five at this spot with a couple more hooked but not caught.  By the time I end it's 6:30pm and I head back home with a good day of fishing in the books.

Rod:  Wakata 9' 5/5
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Parachute Adams

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

North Inlet Creek

Headed up to Rocky Mountain N.P. for the day with Derron and Mark and decided to fish North Inlet Creek.  Mark and Derron had never been here and were ready for a good day in the park.  We end up walking past the falls and fish the upper meadows making for about a seven mile round trip which was a little tougher on all of us than expected.



We stop at a couple spots down low where we all catch a couple before fishing the upper section.  The action was fast and furious for the remainder of the day with all of us catching our fair share.  We fish into the early evening before making the trek back to the car.  Just before we get to the parking lot we stop at a spot close to the trail where I catch a couple more and end up seeing a few deer cross the creek.

Great day of fishing with my bro and a buddy!

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Flies that Worked:  Amy's Ant, Parachute Adams

Back to the Fraser with Derron and Mark

We haeded back to the Fraser River for the day and wanted to try out the canyon section of the river to start.  This section we were hoping would be a little less crowded as it took a ten minute walk down a hill to get to the river.  Sadly this was not the case and the river was packed.  We walk downstream a ways trying to find an open section to fish but only manage to find spots in between other anglers.  Mark ends up catching three while I have two hooked but both get off and Derron gets skunked.  My second fish ended up breaking the tip of my rod so we call it a day in the canyon and head back to the car.



At the car we decide to try a section of river behind the Safeway in Fraser that we were told holds some bigger fish.  After switching to my bigger rod we head to the river and try our luck.  Mark is catching a few while Derron is getting plenty of action but just can't seem to hook a fish.  Meanwhile I head upstream from them and get a fish at nearly every spot I try on a Parachute Adams.  I walk back downstream to see how the guys are doing and tell them to switch to a Adams.  Mark starts picking fish off in each hole while Derron and I head upstream to see if we can get him on some fish.  Still getting plenty of strikes Derron still could not hook into a fish.  I try a couple more spots while Derron changes up flies and catch a couple fish before Derron is ready to go.  I stop fishing and give Derron my fly that seconds ago just landed a fish but same old story, Derron gets action but no fish.

With Derron frustrated we call it a day and head back to the car.  Despite Derron's bad luck, Mark and I have a pretty good fishing day on the Fraser.
Rod:  Unagi 12' 7/3
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Parachute Adams

Fishing the Fraser River for the first time

Headed up to fish the Fraser River for the first time and tried a spot up high and worked my way downstream  later in the day.  When I got to the river it was raining and had no sign of letting up so I put on my gear and head out to fish.  Even with all my extra layers it still ended up being a pretty cold outing and I managed to last about an hour on the first stint.


My first section I stopped at was just outside Mary Jane ski resort and was a mix of steep plunge pools and a meandering stream through a pine forest.  I manage to land seven fish before my hands were freezing and I had to head back to the car to warm up.

I take a lunch break hoping the weather would clear a little before heading downstream to find a new spot.  I stop at one of the campgrounds where the host tells me to try a spot in Fraser.  I get to the spot and thankfully the rain has stopped for the moment.  I end up finding a nice section and work my way upstream over the next few hours.  After the first pool and run I try six fish are in and one really good size rainbow.  Moving through a few different holes catching fish in each I finally get to a nice slack water pool on the edge of a bend.  This ended up being the money hole as I caught numerous fish including a couple big brookies and a 16" fat rainbow.

To finish the day I work back downstream and catch a couple more including a nice 12" brook to put a cap on the day.  Great day on a new river!

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Parachute Adams

South Boulder Creek Skunking

Headed out to South Boulder Creek to try some dry fly fishing with Green Drakes per a report from one of the local fly shops.  I was hoping for a good day and had six different patterns of green drakes to try out.  As usual the weather was on and off rainy all day making it a little tougher than expected.  I fish all afternoon but can't manage to land anything and head home with a second straight day of getting skunked.

Sorry no pictures on this day.

Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Flies that Worked:  none

Skunked on Homestake Creek

Wanted to try a new creek for a change of pace and headed out to Homestake Creek.  I tried four different spots that all looked super fishy but could not seem to land a fish.  I got a few bites but nothing to hand on what was a beautiful creek and valley to fish.






Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  None

Halfmoon Creek and a Hopper

Second day at Halfmoon Creek and with the day being a little nicer out I decide to try a bigger fly.  I land on a greeen Amy's Ant and fish it all day.  Even with a bunch of fish to hand I still could not manage to land a cutthroat.  That being said, still had a great day of fishing with the hopper.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Fly that Worked:  Amy's Ant

Back on Halfmoon Creek

Headed back up to Halfmoon Creek for a couple days to do some camping and fishing.  The weather was once again rainy, but the fishing was still as good as ever.  Still trying to get the grand slam on the creek but the elusive cutthroat was not to be had.  The flies of the day ended up being a BWO and a Parachute Adams after trying a number of different things.


Rod:  Iwana 12' 6/4
Line:  Furled 12'
Flies That Worked:  BWO, PMD, Parachute Adams