Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Full Frontal Bucknasty Footage!

Bucknasty Browns!
and the damn dirty browns...

Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

The moment you have a hook pull from a knot you didn't tie.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Next Year!


Andros Teaser from Catch 1 Films on Vimeo.

New chortle inducer from Scumliner...

Streamers Inc.

A seedy, insider, docudrama about the dark underbelly of the "street" sale of illicit streamer patterns, and their addicted customers.

Streamers Inc from scumliner media on Vimeo.

A hearty round of applause from the Minions!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Swivel Gun

Bear has one on order for next season!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Free Stuff

Hit the below link to register and win some great gear from Chi Wolf:


Some of Montana’s finest fly fishers have teamed up to pool over $5,000 worth of stuff in one awards package –
  • Full Day Guided Trip for 2 from Montana’s Last Best Outfitters
  • Big Sky Rod Box Sculpin Rod Box
  • Sweetgrass 7.5 ft Quad Bamboo Fly Rod
  • Bozeman Reels RS Series Reel
  • Simms Headwaters Large Sling Pack
  • Nelson’s Spring Creek Ranch Free Pass for 2 + apparel
  • Yeti Coolers Tundra 45 Cooler
  • Promont Outdoors apparel
  • Blue Ribbon Nets net
  • 406 Vintage Series 4, 5 and 6 weight WF lines matched for the Sweetgrass rod
  • Madison River Brewery Sampler Cases (2 cases)
  • Wildrye Distillery Montana Spirits (4 bottles)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Snook Clinic

Notice the puzzled look on Coach's face as a snook clinic is performed before his eyes.

Boca Grande Pass

Scouting the Boca Grande Pass in preparation for the next Tarpon pro-circuit tournament.

Sanibel Island

A little variety with Capt Paul Hobby.  A great day on the water yielded positive returns on several species native to the Pine Island Sound of Florida.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Issue..

from This Is Fly

Check it at: thisisfly.com

"South Platte"

Courtesy of On The Fly via Vimeo

"ON THE FLY" South Platte from ONTHEFLY on Vimeo.

A weekend adventure/fishing/camping trip on the South Platte featuring Josh Diller and Mike Malchow hooking up with nice Cutbows and Rainbows on the windswept river.

Very nice production values!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This looks like it was...

fun to make.

Call Me Maybe Flyfishing from Chaz Arthur on Vimeo.

I can picture the Major and Curli being all over this type of endeavor!

Season 1, Episode 2 "Cutties & Couloirs" from Redington's "Find Your Water"

Skiing and fishing in the same day…

Find Your Water: Season 1, Episode 2: Cutties & Couloirs from Redingtongear on Vimeo.

might be a waste of valuable fishing time?

Columbia County Trout Unlimited Meeting

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
Venue: Columbia County Conservation Office Building, 
(Lower Floor, through rear entrance.)


  • Set Fall 2015 meeting dates & times
  • Plan CCTU Kocher Park Family Picnic
  • Trout in the Classroom request response
  • Fly tying with "prize" for most practical fly
We welcome new & prospective members!

See you there,

Erick Lewis
TU Columbia County Chapter President

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hadn't noticed this video previously...

and it does have a nice shot of Ed D's place.

West Branch from Mike on Vimeo.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hell or High Water Recap.

Morning Session:

Tom Rosenbauer -
"Hatch Strategies" was a tips and knowledge building presentation which also provided some significant new data like, you can't tell what a fish is eating by the rise form.  Turns out that the rise form is more dependent on water velocity and at what height in the water column the fish was located before it decided that it had to have that bug.  Position near the surface in slower water yields sips, position several feet down with faster current results in splashy "caddis" rises, independent of the insect victim being caddis, mayfly or terrestrial.

Loren Williams -
who has tied patterns for the U.S. Fly Fishing Team shared three patterns with the gathered throng: "Polar Fart," "Stud," and "Middle Worm."  Some noted wisdom imparted during the tying; use tungsten beads because it gets the fly where you want it faster, use UV materials - it certainly doesn't hurt, and use Sulky thread to add a little flash and color to your dubbing loops.

Steve Silverio -
kindly shared some of his "Italian Concoction" tying secrets with me on a one-on-one basis between sessions.  I found the use of fresh produce packing foam for emerging wings to be particularly interesting.  He also shared some of his favorite spey and salt water patterns and demoed the new gear from Partridge and Regal Engineering.  Steve's transitional sulphur pattern is the newest addition to the coffee table fly collection.

Afternoon Session:

Nori accompanied me for the afternoon / evening.  She and Jamie had pre-ordered Solarflex hoodies with a custom logo by Andrea Larko.
Nori also picked up a color coordinated hat, which she won by carrying my sad ass through a championship corn hole tournament sponsored by Simms.  Nice camper by the way:
We also had a lovely chat with Justin Sterner, the regional Simms Rep., about how to engage Simms support for TU fund raising and events.  Nori models her championship hat below, with Justin.
The remainder of the afternoon and evening were a cavalcade of multimedia sensory stimulation:
The Jam Tent - contained 3 micro-brew stations, (Roscoe, Troegs and Galaxy), who provided patrons with "2" samples.  The Troegs Perpetual, Roscoe Brown and Galaxy Spaceman were all quite tasty.  It was a little chilly outside, but these lovely heaters made it a little more comfortable.

The little table in the middle was a nice feature allowing us to multi-task, e.g. simultaneous beer and pretzel consumption.  Pretzels and other fine baked goods were offered by Hancock's new "The Bakery" who , when interviewed for this article, revealed that sweet delicious bagel samiches will be available, of both the breakfast and lunch variety, beginning this weekend.

All of this goodness was accompanied by the sweet and harmonious sounds of Milkweed - 

and by Rosie & Richie - 
A local resident was heard to say, "Man that Richie can sure pick a banjo!"

Evening festivities centered around dinner at the River Run Restaurant and FFFT movies in the Trout Room.  This years movies were, unfortunately, much less entertaining than in years past.  It would be helpful, to attendees, to know what they had signed up for, e.g. preachy - make you feel guilty - environmental screeds vs. adventure and fish porn.

All in, a lovely weekend with some new knowledge and a little swag.  Not bad!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Bacon!

This just in from Bacon Today…
Bacon cozied, beer battered and then deep fried, sweet delicious mozzarella sticks, plated with a taste bud pleasing, piquant marinara dipping sauce.

The NEW Minion Hats have arrived!

Behold their awesome hipsterism...
I expect that the hats will look fab with your black skinny jeans.

Also included for your blog viewing pleasure is Bear's new color coordinated t-shirt logo.
Can't wait to see them in person!

See you, or not, at Hell or High Water tomorrow...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Feeding feeshes…

with the Nephews.

Took the Nephews, Jack and Trevor, up to the Benton Sportsman's Club hatchery to feed the lunchers yesterday.  These are Trevor's favorite pictures.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another timely tying tutorial from Fly Patch

"Dr. Hendrickson"

Dr. Hendrickson from The Fly Patch on Vimeo.

Lots of materials for a nymph, but you can't deny the buggy goodness.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New from frenzy "The Warm Up"

Some Swedes puttin' the smack down on early Spring Denmark Sea Trout.

The warm up from FRENZY on Vimeo.

Thoroughly enjoyable, nice work fellas!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sloof Lirpa brings more goodness...

IHOP's just released, BACON DISPENSER!
"Now not even we can limit the amount of bacon you consume. Introducing the IHOP Bacon Dispenser.

Now back to your regular program schedule.

This just in from Sloof Lirpa...

The Manscaper, by Stihl!

All in one convenient hard-side case!