More Exercise for the Bullies

by | Mar 16, 2023 | fly fishing for bull trout

Billy-ChinookYesterday was an off day from fishing but only because last night I gave a Warmwater Fly Fishing talk to the Central Oregon Fly Fishers.  The talk went great and the last of the winter tour.  I am pleased to see the big interest in chasing all sorts of species from one side of the US to the other this year.  There are so many great fish to take advantage fly fishing for and it appears most people are doing it.


bull-troutToday Scott Robertson and I made it back on Lake Billy Chinook.  We were joined by another Oregon friend, Mike LaSota of Portland.  If you’ve followed the blog over the past years, you might recall me fishing with Mike whether it be chasing Chinook salmon or Columbia River walleye.  We’ve had a lot of good times.


bull-troutWhile the weather was the best yet, providing blue skies and very little wind, the fishing was only fair.  Mike managed a small brown trout – our first sighting of one here – I caught two hefty bulls.  But those three fish were all we landed.  This includes getting blanked at our honey hole!


OregonI’ll never play down a couple nice bull trout but the best part of today was fishing with two longtime friends.  We were hoping Mike would join Scott and I again tomorrow but he can’t make it.  Instead, we’ll bring along yet another old buddy of mine, Micha Kruger, best known as “Meeks”.  Tomorrow will be my last day fishing with Scott and my last day of bull trout fishing this trip.


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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!