(Trout's Fly Fishing's very own Rick Mikesell with a LA red - photo by Alex Landeen) Phenom - [fee-nom, fi-nom] noun; Slang - a phenomenon, especially a young prodigy. Trout's Fly Fishing has been a big fan of Alex Landeen's work for a few years now.
This is a must read party people.
Gear Head Quote of the Week: "When I got into this business I told myself that my work would by no means affect my fishing. That lasted for about a week." - Tucker Ladd
Here is the scoop on the Redington/Rio Summer Vacation package.
Photo by Adam Barbour The San Juan River is one of the most prolific tailwater fisheries in the West and is located roughly seven hours from downtown Denver. The fish are big and plentiful. The waters below the Navajo Dam spawn abundant flora, which in turn creates a fine environment for insect life, which then supports one of the most consistent trout populations in any large river, both in terms of quantity and average fish size.
As I ran up on the scene of my partner and his hooked fish, warning bells went off immediately in my head. Red flags went up - ‘danger, danger.’ My initial split second assessment of the the situation: “this is not going to end well.”
Designed to build a solid foundation for the aspiring fly tyer, this class will provide a well-rounded introduction to the tools, materials and techniques necessary to create flies that not only look good, but catch fish. All participants will receive an Umpqua feather merchants deluxe fly tying kit (a $146 Value), which includes all the tools and materials needed to start tying popular trout flies. If you have ever had an interest in fly tying, this class is an excellent next...
Are you looking to catch big fish? Or instead do you want to catch a lot of fish? How about a-lot-of-big-fish? If you are in this last camp, you should think about checking out the North Platte River just outside of Casper, Wyoming. It is time for another Trout's Fly Fishing Summer Roadtrip.