Spring Runoff Carries into July

by | Jul 2, 2017 | Uncategorized

I took the boat out today for the first time this year to treat some longtime friends of mine, Mark and Linda, to a day on the Rizzo River for some big cutthroats.  I met Mark and Linda when speaking in Albuquerque about ten years ago and they have since joined me on trips for tigerfish in Africa and peacock bass on the Amazon.


The problem however, we (all the Yellowstone Country) are still burdened with high water from spring runoff.  This is a good thing however.  Trout need water and most years we don’t have enough.  If fishing doesn’t get good around here for another two weeks we’ll survive.  They day was stunning fish or no fish with temperatures in the 80°’s and almost no wind.


After not seeing hardly a splash of a fish all morning, in the last run before the take out we had a surprise.  There was a good PMD hatch literally covering the water.  Lo and behold I spotted four big rising trout.  I anchored about 40 feet away and Linda and Mark took turns.  You can see the tail of this brute of a cutthroat.  This is all we saw of him before he shook himself loose.


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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!