Southern Comfort...






Lately on most of my trips i have been running ninja missions, yep wont tell ya where, and catching big ass trout on big ass flies! Its awesome! This is the time of year i always wait for, watching big bruisers in self destruct mode come up and kill a foamy ass hopper! Some will argue that they would rather see a big fish come up and sip a small dry fly with perfect presentation, brandon. TO HELL WITH THAT! I love watching a true killer come up and either kill a hopper or suck it down a black hole!

The last ninja trip i took was awesome, i took a fellow from georgia who had never ever ever ever caught a trout in his life. We changed that fast. I waged war with them gilled creatures all day long. I had one rod set up with nymphs that pulled out a few nice fish, and then a hopper rod! I shit you not we had more eats than i could even fathom on the hoppers! if we would have landed half of the eats we had, it probably would have been the best day of dry fly fishing/ hopper fishing i have ever seen! All that aside though, we did land our fair shair of fish, and got snapped off 3 times on a 2x leader! By the end of the day Mr. Southern Comfort got bit by the old trout bug. If anyone wants the best hopper fishing they have ever had, right now is the time to get the hell up here and see for yourself how badass it is!

I wanna thank Mr. Southern Comfort for the awesome day, it was a total pleasure to take him out and put him on some hefty ass fish!

Later dudes!

nick

Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM , 2 Comments

THUNDA FROM DOWN UNDA!





I finally got on top of things so starting today i'll be able to update this bad boy regularly with awesome fish porn and other fun things! I have been pretty busy with trips lately and its awesome! Hopefully there are some out there getting in their fair amount of healthy fishing time!

I recently took an Aussie out on a guide trip, and it was sweet! The dude was a terrific angler, no surprise, and we swatted some serious fish! To start the day, we had a hook up within the first five minutes of the day. From then on i knew we were going to beat up some trout. We proceeded to throw hoppers, and other random dries that weren't producing as well. But the fish are on a hopper alert and its the best time of the year! Within the first hour we had already boated three fish, two of them were really nice too.

After that the day went on, and got slow and the same all over again. But the funniest part of the day was about a 15 minute stretch where the thunda from down unda got schooled by about 10 fish. The fish would come up to munch the hopper and he would be way way too early, not that we all havent done that before. But fish after fish he kept telling me, "I saw it!" It was a fun little 15 minute stretch. I won't even mention the fish that we didn't land... i know your going to be reading this and thinking about how i never let it go all day, and you still gotta hear about it!

Our second to last fish redeemed us, somewhat, of the fish we didn't land earlier in the day. That fellow came up and gave a small caddis dry, and i was nervous that we werent going to land that one either. But anyway it obviously came in and it was awesome!

Thats it for now! hope you enjoyed hearing about the day as much as i enjoyed being on it!

later dudes!

nick

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM , 6 Comments

fishing season!






The summer is finally here, fishing season has started, bugs are popping and i couldnt be happier! Its been a while since my last post, i got pretty busy with trips and then i was fishing on my spare time so you'll have to cut me a break. With runoff over and clear water, the fish are looking up and its great.

And to start the season i got a visit from my old man and uncle this past weekend. What better way to start a season by dragging the dad around in all out fishing trip in montana! it was awesome! They got to fish some AWESOME waters and catch some pretty nice fish while this old boy rowed them around like a madman. The first day they got here i had to get ready for a trip the next day so they just went down and fished the creek that runs through my town and did some serious damage they said. On day two we had some plans to do the bitteroot after i finished up my half day trip on the black foot, but that got all screwed, thanks by the way dad! The next day was the beginning of the trip, we woke up early and made the long haul to the missouri, it was a slow day but we still managed to boat up some fish, my dad is holding the bows, and my uncle is diggin it with that really nice brown.

The next days plans were to get up early and float the bitterroot in the morning and do the clark fork in the afternoon. We got up and got all our shit together and hit the road, we got on the root a little too early. We caught some fish and it was really starting to get hotter once we took off the river. We then made the long trek to the lower clark fork down stream from missoula. We were going to try and get an evening caddis float on a sweet stretch of watter and met some of my buddies there. The clark fork is awesome! We didnt slay them but we freaking caught some nice fish and that river is going to pop solid in a good week. My old man caught that nice cutthroat on a little elk hair caddis, and then a few more fish. It was good to see that river clear up finally.

Thanks alot for coming up old man and uncle scottie, it was a good time. i hope you dudes had fun on your montana fishing trip!

LATER DUDES!

Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 1:10 PM , 0 Comments