far out fishing
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hey, everyone. been a long time since posts. i’ve been busy with work and re-organizing everything on my computer, including emails, work stuff and most of all, PHOTOS…i now have a much more efficient work-flow, so hopefully that means i’ll get back to posting here.
this photo is from last month (photo by Fernando Correa Urquiza), my good friend Santiago Seeber was in Los Roques fishing for tarpon when they ran into lots of these parrot fish. freaky looking buggers. this one topped out a 30 pound boga grip!! ok, talk to you guys soon. more photos coming from recent fishing here in Argentina. cheers. - Joey
ok, i’m finally back in Texas after 10+ days in Colorado. this first photo isn’t fishing, but it’s me after many hours of driving, in a daze…i like this photo, so i’m going to post it. actually, this was near Llano, Texas, just after crossing the river…
this other set of photos is from Colorado, up on the North Platte River near Walden, Colorado. i was invited by my good client, Hayden Thompson, to come and check out the waters of the North Park Fishing Club. several guys were up there fishing. the river is a meandering meadow stream, running about 80 cfs. very slow shallow riffles and great cut banks, good flat water for dry fly fishing. i think they sell it as wild trout fishing, but i think there were obviously some stocked fish in the river. some of the guys caught some 6-7 pound rainbows that look like the ones you find in the fish market at Whole Foods (small mouths, football shaped bodies and beat-up fins). in any case, for a lot of people, it’s fun to catch them, and i can’t argue against that. for me personally, i like sight-fishing and hatch matching, so that’s what i elected to do. we spent some time fishing a trico hatch (#20 parachute adams did the trick most of the time) and cast to sippers along the river. several were very wild-looking browns and cut-bows up to 20 inches, so i got some fun in there. the guy holding the big fish is Jim Simmons of Denver.
so, this is a long overdue blog post. i was up in Denver for the fly fishing retailer NERD convention. anyway, went with my good buddy Tim Romano to the lower Colorado River, i guess we floated 15 miles from State Bridge to somewhere, can’t remember. the river was blown out a few days before, but was clearing and coming down. we decided to goof off most of the day. i threw a huge popper to see if i could get some big browns to eat. no luck. just a few looks, but no takes. fishing was generally slow for some odd reason. maybe it was the 7-8 boats that floated in front of us. we even threw streamers and only got a few small fish to the boat. i even went as far as to throw SOFT PLASTIC crawdads and small SPINNER BAITS on a fly rod just as a joke.
highlight of the day was cooking 1+ lb ribeyes with mesquite charcoal at our campground. the country around the river is all sagebrush and juniper, so generally it’s tough to get a good fire going, unless you buy firewood. we solved that problem by raiding a BEAVER’s den for wood during the float! the next day, i took off up north to the North Platte to meet some guys and fish. (more on that next post). turns out Tim fished the next day by himself wade fishing another part of the river, and hammered the trout. go figure… oh, PHOTOS BY JOEY LIN and TIM ROMANO…
ok, i know this is a b.s. post, but i’ve been busy up here in Boulder, Colorado. actually, had the annual convention in Denver, the fly fishing retailer expo. basically a fishing nerd convention. just kidding, but it was good to see friends in the industry that i’ve known for years. Sage has a new bass fly rod out there that’s awesome. other than that, not much else.
staying with friends here in Boulder. these photos are not really of fishing, but we were goofing around today on Boulder Creek right in town. we really just got out of the truck to take a look and see if there were any fish in the creek and some weird pond next to it in this park right in town. turns out we saw lots of small bass and started catching and throwing hoppers in the water (there were grasshoppers everywhere). in the creek, a nice trout actually munched one of the hoppers. i was with my friend Tim Romano of Angling Trade Magazine, who also helps run Field and Stream’s blog HERE. we actually went back to his house to get cameras and a rod. didn’t catch anything, but ended up casting at prairie dogs (no hooks) in the park next to the creek. and here’s a photo of a frog that jumped on my line. ok, i think on friday, we’re really going fishing…PHOTOS BY TIM ROMANO.