Monday, August 20, 2012

Salmon fly number 3

Since my fly boxes are full again I decided that it was time to get back to tying some salmon flies. The fly I tied was done over about a week to get everything the way I wanted it. The only thing I am really not happy with is the cheeks are not sitting in the right place on this side of the fly, while the other side looks better. This fly has been mounted and will end up on my wife's desk at her work. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Walker ranch and Sandbeach lake

4.5 miles and 2000 ft in higher elevation leads to a lovely little lake called Sandbeach lake. When we arrived there were a few people around, but they were not fishing. From what the guide book said, this lake should hold greenback cutthroats and it could get really windy. For us it was nice and calm and the fishing was pretty good. Casting a hopper with a pheasant tail nymph trailing you could watch the trout come up out of the deep and make a charge at the hopper. I was having some really issues with hooking fish as I go about six trout, but five were on the nymph as I was to slow or fast with the dry fly.

Included in this post are some photos of walker ranch in boulder county.