Another Grande Rooster!

by | Jun 24, 2012 | Uncategorized

June 22, 2012

I’m very limited on time for writing so today will be short and sweet.  We got a nice early start.  Along the way Grant spotted a dead rattlesnake in the road so I took this close up of his diamond pattern – kind of cool.  We’re always careful when cutting through the bush for the beaches because there are a ton of rattlers around here.

On the first beach Sammy and I destroyed the ladyfish.  We caught one literally every cast.  Ladyfish don’t get much credit but I can attest they are a great fun fish to catch on the fly.  I always pack a 7-weight to Baja and I used it this morning.  I had an absolute blast!

I ended the session on our first beach by casting to a disturbance on the edge of a mud line created from waves breaking on the beach.  I expected another ladyfish.  Luckily I was back to using my 10-weight because first strip through that mud and up came the cone of a 25lb plus roosterfish.  My heart jumped a beat and I hit the deck and picked up the speed of my fly.  Wham!  I had him and fifteen minutes later I landed this awesome fish.  Glad we got him – that was about it for our day.

Unfortunately today was Sammy’s last day and he flies home in the morning.  As for me, I’m flying Sunday so Grant and I will fish tomorrow.  
What a week!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!