Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Piney River Video

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flyfish the Piney I

This awesome brown was caught on a Sage 2 wt that Janis brought and our other rod set up was a Scott G2 in 4 wt (Sweet rod). We stopped to eat lunch at about 3:00 and we saw a fish rising as we ate our sandwiches. I finished my lunch and made a few casts to the rising fish and got a follower then a rejection. I tried a few more casts and moved up a few feet and this guy pounced on my dry fly. To say what happened next was a rodeo was an understatement. He used me like a cheap suit but Janis and I managed to get him in the net on the 2 wt. He was a beauty!! Thanks Janis and Alpine River Outfitters! Please no emails about my inability to rub my sun screen in properly, I can only do a few things at a time!!!

Flyfish the Piney II

Janis Putelis of Alpine River Outfitters and I fished the Piney and caught lots of nice fish. They were eating drys and nymphs so we set up two different rods and traded off after each fish. Since we were wade fishing, I asked Janis to bring a rod for him to fish and bring his dog Mudd. She watched us catch a lot of beautiful trout. We caught rainbows, browns, cutthroat and cutbows.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Underwater Cam

Here is a couple of cool underwater shots of a Roaring Fork Rainbow, Janis Putelis took the photos.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Catching Trout by Hand

I was able to sneak up on a nice cutthroat trout in a small creek and grab him with my hands. I am not sure I could do it again but it was fun to try. He had some beautiful colors.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Billy the Goat

We hiked 6.5 miles and gained 2720 feet of elevation to Gore Lake in the Eagle Nest Wilderness. It was a 13 mile roundtrip. We heard that someone had seen a mountain goat up there so we packed a lunch in the Outdoorsmans Backpack and off we went. After a little over four hours of hiking we reached the lake at 10,400 feet and Jeanne immediately spotted the goat up on a rock. Check out the video and pics!

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