When I started steelhead fishing, I was excited to learn how wild the fly patters were. No need for minuscule hooks and subtle coloring. 4 inch long pink and purple shank intruders? Yes please!
I've been reading water my whole life: trout water that is. One of the most rewarding things about fishing is looking at a stretch of river, knowing how hydraulics work, and realizing where a trout will hold. It's even better when you cast to that spot and are rewarded with a fish. Knowing my 30 year obsession with rivers, I should have been more confident with my white water reading skills.
ts that time of year again, when the snow plows are working their way up and over Beartooth Pass, attempting to remove feet of snow before the onslaught of tourists . Until it's clear, the road remains closed to vehicle traffic, leaving bicyclist free reign...kind of.