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 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.

 

 

Casting For Recovery Event – Upstate NY

 

 

The 2017 Casting For Recovery Upstate New York Retreat was held this past weekend on the Salmon River. This is such a great event for these wonderful ladies, 3 days of introduction to fly fishing and bonding with others in recovery. It’s true joy to help out with this event every year and to see these ladies learning the sport and share my passion for it with them.  Looking forward to the next event!

 

Trout Season

Trout season is just around the corner and with the way mother nature is playing this year streams might be in good shape in April. 
 We will being doing guided fly fishing trips on the West Branch Ausable, West Canada Creek and also trips on some smaller Central NY streams.Whether you enjoy casting dry flies to rising trout or would rather euro nymph (tightline) fish, we can accommodate you.  Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail to discuss a trip.                                                                                             

Spending the day at Turning Stone Casino?? Want to get a few hours on the water??  We can be on the water in 30 minutes.

Trout Rates

One angler – Half Day $225, Full Day $325

Two anglers – Half Day $300, Full Day $400

Tackle and flies provided.

 

 

Steelhead Report

It’s hard to believe its early November already, where did the fall go? Everyone has steelhead fishing and hunting season on the brain, including myself; I’m looking forward to spending time in the woods with friends and family starting next Saturday.  Fishing on the Salmon River is back to real steelhead fishing, very humbling for most guys; you have to work hard for every fish, covering lots of water effectively, changing flies often, and thinking out of the box on the heavy pressured water to find a couple each day.  So get out there and enjoy yourself and time on the water with friends.

- Paul
 

By |November 10th, 2016|Reports|0 Comments|

Salmon Season Is Underway

The 2016 salmon season is underway  and picking up speed each day. I think I have seen more salmon in the river this season then all of last year, well almost. The past few days a few hundred fish have been entering the river with no “Big Run” yet. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast, so hopefully that might trigger the first big run of the year (fingers crossed).

By |September 23rd, 2016|Reports|0 Comments|

Cigars and Trout

The West Branch Ausable River has been fishing very good. Good hatches of Hendrickson’s, March Browns and Caddis have been coming off. This weekend we jumped around covering a lot of water tight line nymphing and it was very productive using Frenchies on the top fly and constantly changing the anchor fly, but 90% of our fish were on the Frenchie.
The Douglaston Salmon Run recently stocked 500 trout from 8″ to 20″ down the run. Fishing for these fish is a great opportunity to learn the water at summer flows (185 cfs) for the upcoming fall season. Brown trout and smallmouth bass are a blast to catch on light tackle. If your looking to book a trip, now is the time, give me a call (518) 495-2965.

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Think Trout

The calendar may say February but it feels like Spring and that means trout fishing. We will being doing trips on the Ausable in the ADK’s along with trips on central NY streams. Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail to book your trip.                                                                                                             

By |February 4th, 2016|Reports|0 Comments|

Salmon Season

The Salmon run on the Salmon River is off to a slower start then what everyone had hoped for this fall. So far we have not seen a big run, everyday its a steady trickle to small pods coming thru the Douglaston Salmon Run section of the river.  As you can see by Jay’s smile it only takes a few in the net to make it all worth it.

Still looking for last minute dates?? I only have the Friday October 2nd open due to a cancellation for Salmon. I do have a couple of other guides with a few dates left, don’t wait to get in this years run.

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By |September 23rd, 2015|Reports|0 Comments|