Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Fathers Day

Tell the wife tell the kids, Fly and Shot is the Place to Gather your gifts for Fathers Day. We got just received another order of Umpqua Warmwater flies, they're going faster than lemonade ona hot August day. We also just re-stocked our Fishpond gear, the Coyote Fly Tying Bag, the Blue River Chest Pack and the San Juan Vertical Chest Pack have been the best selling items recently. Don't forget about the Guided Trips, we'll make your summer if you take a trip with us. Check the Online Store for all the Specials or click on the Guided Trips page on the web and book a trip while there's still open dates. We are filling up surprising fast this year. Happy Fathers Day all you Dads. Fish On

Dix River Kentucky

Dix River 6-10-06.
excellent weather, sunny 70 degrees, partly cloudy skies. Got to the river about 8:00 am, casting shortly after. Covered some basics on nymph fishing with a couple of clients, its always very important for the guide and the client to feel comfortable with the technique. It makes for a very successful day for all. Mainly fished small sz 18 black zebra midges on 6x tippet. Hooked the first fish after a few drifts, a brightly colored Dix River rainbow. Moved out of the first pool after 8-10 fish and motored up to the Dam to start our drift. Made several drifts down stream and picked up fish on each drift . Around 2:00 pm, mid afternoon or so, fish started rising to small emergers, figuring this wouldn't last long we tied on a small black beetle with rubber legs and I am glad those fish could not tell the difference. Had a great trip a usual on the Dix.