Monday, April 25, 2011

Flat Stanley Visits the Lower Lost

My cousin Luke sent out Flat Stanley to visit to some places for a little geography lesson. He made it to beautiful Sun Valley and went fishing on the Lower Lost. Amanda and I took a pic with him. He had a few tragedies throughout the day and fell in the river more than once. He dried off quickly and has been waiting on the fridge for another adventure.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Emotionally Distraught Youngsters

I should be posting about how amazing the fishing's been in Stanley and on the Lost, but I'm too lazy and too busy to download photos. I was looking at a competitor's website, Silver Creek Outfitters, and saw this amazing photo of some really traumatized children--I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard.

It's 10 days until I'm in Texas redfishing, so I guess that means I have ten days of steelhead left--I better make it count!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Texas Redfish!

Paddy and I are heading south in a few weeks to hit up some redfish on the Texas coast. Redfishing is definitely the cheapest way to hit the salt, especially since it's home for me so I'll have my awesome mom to take care of us, my dad to pull the sweet flats boat we're hooked up with, and Whataburger and Shiner Bock to keep us fueled.

I'm especially Jonesin' since it's snowing here and the high will be 37 today while it's going to be 90 in Goliad, Texas. Ugh!

I need help tying flies...any suggestions?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

April Fools Steelhead

Driving up to Stanley.

April 1 is always a good indicator of the steelhead season. Two years ago, we caught 10 fish in an hour, last year, we counted 180 cars within 20 miles of Stanley, and this year we had an amazing spring day.

Last Friday, I met Keith and Paddy in Stanley for what turned out to be a beautiful day of steelheading. Keith broke his My Rock curse by landing a nice fish early on and Paddy and I followed his lead down river. It was amazingly warm and sunny--it was the only time I've had to take off layers steelheading.

Chillaxin' on the beach.
Keith's first fish of the day.
My wild buck. No, the pic wasn't Photoshopped. He's on his way to make some babies next month!

Days like Friday remind me of why I live in Idaho. It's only one more day until I get to go back! Paddy and Carl have officially moved into the Tyvek Teepee, btw. Fun times.

Another beautiful day in the Sawtooths.