Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sun Valley Magazine Summer 2012

Dani Stern, diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, shares a smile with guide Morgan Buckert.
Photo: Nick Price

Sun Valley Magazine's Summer 2012 issue hits the stands today.  Check out an article I wrote on Casting for Recovery here.  The Southern Idaho's CFR retreat was a few weeks ago--it's such an honor to be part of such a great organization.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dancing on the Big Wood

A few weeks ago I was fishing with two of the most fabulous ten year-olds I've ever met.  The fishing was awesome and the girls were having a blast.  They even gave my an impromptu dance performance on the banks of the Big Wood while the fishing was slow.  I traded them flies if they would hold their fish for photos, which they did willingly, though there was definitely some shrieking from wiggling fish.  It was a great time and I can't wait until they come back!

By the end of the day they didn't even need me.

There were a few fish mishaps--which were HILARIOUS!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Opening Day

Conditions were pretty miserable on Opening Day.
Paddy with his first Silver Creek rainbow of the year--he can't not do the guide pose.

Opening Day was about a week and a half ago on Silver Creek.  We've had a lovely spring and of course it decided to get cold and rained cats and dogs for Opening Day, but Paddy, Ian, and I braved the conditions to throw some Meat Whistles in the rain.  It's warmed back up and we've already had Brown Drakes, so I'd say things are going well.  I'm looking forward to big fish all summer!
Ian with his first Silver Creek Brown of the year.