The Physics of Fly Casting
Fly casting is merely a combination of action and physics. If you can understand the physics relating to fly casting, then you can have an accurate cast. First, you need to have an understanding of kinetic (moving) energy and potential (stored) energy. When many people think about fishing, they think about strength and casting heavy gear out there. All you really have to understand are the...
Flows to Drop September 1st
Notice to all fly fishermen: Glen Canyon Dam plans to drop flows to a steady 8,000 cfs in September. This will lead to more wading and good fishing. Get up her y’all!
Floatant in a Pickle
On a recent trip to the White Mountains with my girlfriends dad, the worst happened! I forgot my floatant. Now when you have trudged down hill to a stream and there are trout at your feet just waiting to be caught, the last thing you want to do is walk up to the truck for floatant. So in a last ditch effort, mi compadre pulled out his handy dandy chapstick. ...
Tip of the Day 7.19.12
Subject: Setting Set on everything! Now, of course, I don’t mean this literally that every time you are fishing and you see your indicator twitch that you should set. At Lee’s Ferry, however, I do mean it. We are having high water right now which means longer leader and tippet. I have found with my clients that they set proportionally less the more line I put on below the surface of the water...
Cicada Time at Lee's Ferry!
I think that, come summertime, every fisherman in AZ is waiting on edge to hear that familiar hum coming from the trees and shrubs so they can pounce on the rivers and streams with their cicada pattern flies in tow. Well, the time has arrived and the dry flys are definately starting to get some action. Since the cicada hatch is so important to the Lee’s Fery fishery, I decided to do some...
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Tip of the Day 7.8.12
Subject: Mending Over the past few years of guiding clients, I have noticed some recurring habits that new anglers tend to have. At Lee’s Ferry, a dead drift is utterly important and thus mending is important as well. Many clients tend to just tilt their rod up with their hand and fling the line upstream to mend their line. This is generally ineffective, considering their line is fighting...
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We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls...– John Wesley Powell