Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Fish For My Friends

I had the great privilege to experience the first fish for two of my friends on the same day.  I got to teach my friend Israel how to fish because he never had anyone to fish with and I got to see my friend Kai land his first largemouth bass.  I also got to catch 2 porker bass on the fly rod.  It was a great day.  

On a side note, my wife and I are heading to Minnesota for vacation for the first week of June.  We will be heading to a graduation for my sister-n-law and then camping in southern Minnesota.  I am going to do my first trout fishing trip.  I never thought this day would come.  I expected to be this weirdo fly fisherman from the midwest who never even tossed a fly at a trout.  I was ok with that, but my luck has changed.  I will be chasing some brown trout in the local streams and creeks.  I may come back with my first trout ever, or I will continue my streak at being a non typical fly fisherman.  Who knows, but either way it is going to be great times spent in the outdoors with my wife.  


  1. Non-typical. Non species specific. The way to be! Have a great trip to MN!

  2. Thanks for reading. Do you have any favorite flies for brown trout?

  3. I've had a lot of luck on browns (and rainbows) with a dry dropper rig. I use a Clown Shoe Caddis (I like the visibility of the pink on top!) or an elk hair caddis on top, and then a zebra midge or some small pupa on bottom. In lakes I've been fishing with black streamers and Wooly Buggers and they both seem to be getting lots of hook-ups. Good luck up there, and I can't wait for post-trip posts and pictures! Cheers!