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Ausable Report

 

The West Branch of the Ausable has been fishing pretty good  recently.  Water flows are dropping to summer time lows, water temps are mid 50′s-60 still.  Tight line nymphing has been the most productive technique by far, getting down and dirty with nymphs has produced some incredible client days along with some quality fish.

Best patterns nymphing have been: Frenchie, Pat’s Rubber Leg Stone, Sexy Walts worm and a Rainbow Warrior in sizes 8 to 16.  

Looking to book a trip, contact us here.

It’s a Wrap

 

Steelhead Season is a wrap. I want to thank all my clients for a great season and looking forward to seeing you all next season.  If you haven’t already booked your dates for the upcoming fall, now is the time to book your dates so you don’t miss out on a great season.

Ausable Trout Trips

 

Prime dates available for trout trips on the West Branch of the Ausable. The Ausable is known for it’s great pocket water and awesome dry fly fishing.  For more information or to book a trip you can contact us here.

Open Dates

 

May 5th & 6th just opened up due to a cancellation. Prime time on the Salmon River to swing, strip big streamers or skate dry flies for steelhead. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail.

Salmon River Falls

 

 

A couple of drone shots of the Salmon River Falls. If you have never stop to check out this 110 foot waterfall, your missing out.  Stop by and check it out next  fishing trip.

By |March 12th, 2018|Reports|0 Comments|

Ice Sac Fry

Mother Nature decided to start the spring thaw a little early so we’re tying up some Ice Sac Fry patterns.

Hook: Your Choice

Thread: UTC 140 White

Body: Pearl Flashabou

Wing: Ripple Ice Fiber Minnow Mix, Ripple Ice Fiber Olive

Sac: Orange Ice Dub

Eyes: 3D living eyes

Take a black marker and give the olive wing a few stripes.

“Common Mistakes Swinging Flies on Your Two-Hander”

Check out a recent article I wrote for Echo Fly Fishing  “Common Mistakes Swinging Flies on Your Two-Hander.”  Click here to read it.

 

By |February 6th, 2018|Reports|0 Comments|

Winter Special

 

The Douglaston Salmon Run and Paul’s Guide Service are excited to announce a Winter Lodging/Fishing Package valid now through Mar 31, 2018.

Come spend a day fly fishing for Steelhead with Paul’s Guide Service, and spend two nights in a cozy DSR lodge, DSR fishing passes are included! Plus, you have the option to purchase discounted day passes for the duration of your stay!  We have a one angler rate also, contact us for that!

Don’t wait, contact  Paul to reserve your trip today!

Winter Steelhead

Winter is in full effect right now on the Salmon River.   The lake effect snow and single digits at night means slush will start being a factor. Here are a few tips to help you be successful.

No need to start at first light.  Usually the bite doesn’t start til the sun hits the water and the air temp rises.
Fish slow and deep especially in higher flows.
Fish flies you have confidence in.
Concentrate on the guts and tail-out of pools.
Dress appropriately, wear layers  and it help to be in a drift boat with heaters.

 

 

Got Chrome?

Got Chrome

 
Steelhead season is upon us. Time to break out the spey rods and hold on tight.

I’m now booking trips for mid to late December, if you want to get out and enjoy a day winter steelhead fishing give me a call.

Paul