Friday, June 5, 2015

What Kind Of Meat.. Bolivian .Amazon Fly Fishing Adventure

What kind of Meat? from The Provo Bros on Vimeo.

A fly-fishing journey to the Bolivian Amazon. We wanted to experience the rawness of the jungle in the richest ecosystem on earth, to have a primordial connection with nature that for us, is best achieved through exploration with a fly rod. Our Tsimané guides brought us into their jungle, back in time to a lost world of primitive living, giving us the opportunity to catch a Golden Dorado, one of the most possessed fish that swims. The Amazon wilderness holds many mysteries, but we found out for ourselves that the real treasures of the jungle live beneath the canopy, and swim through its pristine rivers. From the lowland tropics to the high altitudes of the Cordillera, our fly-fishing trip became more of a lesson in the immense diversity of Bolivia's landscapes and people. We invested everything we had, but came home feeling rich with new knowledge and experiences that are now priceless.

If you're interested in an expedition style fly-fishing trip to the headwaters of the Bolivian Amazon, you must contact our friends Patrick Taendler and Federico Marancenbaum from Santa Cruz. They shared with us their passion and enthusiasm for Golden Dorado, and there is no way in hell we could have done it without them!

Caño Negro - Green Forest Lodge

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top 10 Fly Fishing Summer Trout Rivers in Colorado

Colorado's Finest

Summertime in Colorado means one thing, making the most of what the Colorado Rockies has to offer...Top Notch Trout Streams.

Here is a compilation of the Top 10 Rivers to target thanks to the FlyFisher Blog

The Yampa - The Yampa is undoubtedly and unquestionably my favorite river in the beautiful state of Colorado! I know this because one afternoon I was fishing the Yampa through the town of Steamboat and the fishing was going quite slow…then out of nowhere it started to rain and a
blanket hatch of Green Drakes fluttered over the river and from the riffle infront of me multiple brown and rainbow trout over 20 inches began slurping the bugs from the water! Enough Said.

The Boulder Creek Watershed – OK so this one may come to a shock to many but the entire
Boulder Creek watershed is one of my very favorite places to fish in Colorado and I’ll be happy to tell you why. Middle Boulder Canyon is just plain fun to fish with aggressive little brown trout seemingly hiding behind every rock! The North Fork of the Creek running through Dream Canyon makes me feel like I am in the Black Canyon, with colorful Brook trout rising to my hopper creations! And South Boulder Creek fishes awesome for the occasional 16” plus brown in the meandering meadow sections around Boulder. Then the bug life on the creek both below and above Gross makes for some awesome dry fly fishing!

The Roaring Fork – I love float fishing the Roaring Fork. This river is a streamer junkie’s best
friend. I can’t think of a better way to spend the day than floating the Fork with good friends and a cooler full of ice cold drinks…

Willie BrownBlack Canyon and Gunnison Gorge – Does it get any better than hiking down into the steepest, deepest and most narrow canyon in North America to find Salmon Flies crawling all over the river? I don’t think so.

Taylor River – No I’m not talking about fishing the “Hog Trough” but I simply love the lower sections of the Taylor. This river gets one hell of a Green Drake hatch in the summer and wade fishing the Taylor with its fast current and slippery rocks always makes for an
adventure. Camping along this river and its main tributary Spring Creek is a great way to experience the wilds of Gunnison.

Tributaries of the North Platte in Walden – The various feeder streams of the North
Platte are some of my favorite excursions for Brown Trout. Fish of all sizes live in these streams and the fishing can be challenging, technical and overall difficult but the rewards
can be amazing.

Frying Pan – You can learn a lot about trout and fly fishing for them on this infamous stream. Sight Fishing is almost always possible and a plethora of insect hatches will keep even the most
seasoned of anglers guessing.

Cheesman Canyon – Ok so Cheesman is definitely not my very favorite stream but anytime I land a trout in the Canyon I feel grateful…for it certainly never happens too often! The canyon is a technical fishery and it simply takes hard work and persistence and thorough understanding
of Nymph fishing to fool these trout.

Eagle –I haven’t explored this river as much as I would like but my limited experience on the Eagle has been good. Lots of fish, bugs and interesting water makes for a dynamic and year round fishery.

Rocky Mountain National Park – A lifetime of fishing is available within the lines of the park and most of it remains untouched. Native Greenback Cutt Throat call these streams their home and they are easily fooled with small fly rods and dry flies. Fishing in the park is just plain fun and after all isn’t that what it’s all about

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Restoring Native Trout to a Protected Creek east of Yellowstone!

CODY, WYO. — Efforts to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout have made headlines in recent years, with a focus on reducing invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park.

But a new front in the war against non-native trout could be developing just east of the park next year, if the Wyoming Game and Fish Department moves forward with a plan to create a safe harbor for Yellowstone cutthroats in the Shoshone National Forest.

The goal would be to create a protected Yellowstone cutthroat population upstream from a natural barrier, said Jason Burckhardt, a WGFD fisheries biologist. He outlined the plan during a March 5 public lecture at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring Trout Fishing in the Rockies!

Spring Big Trout Chasing

I finally got a hall pass to get out for some fun lately and it didn't take me long to pack my gear and leave the kids for a much needed fishing trip!

There are a few areas I enjoy hitting each Spring and this is one of them. If you can fight the cold, wind, hopefully a few cars, the fishing can be decent. This trip was planned a few days before some other friends were coming into town to join me but due to work obligations, I was limited on what days to fish.

I left early and arrived by 10am just in time for a nice Midge hatch, good thing the rods were rigged and I was fishing within 10 minutes of arriving. I met up with some other guides I knew right away and was able to get into a few fish after a few modest fly changes.

After a long day of fishing it was time to relax by the campfire, a few cocktails and prep for the next day. Yes nothing like getting the rods ready for the next day since most of you are aware of that frigid Spring cold weather can make rigging rods 6am a little challenging. After getting both rods ready for the next morning, I was up at 5:30am and fishing by 6:30am. I got into a few nice fish but after a break off, I was glad to have a back up rod ready.

I enjoyed another windless sunny day on the river with friends and despite not being as a day for hatches, I couldn't complain since this was much better than being back in Denver doing housework.

Great trip and I'm counting down the days before the wifey gives me another fun fishing hall pass, otherwise looks like I'll be bass fishing close to home with my usual 2 hour getaway.

Until next time!

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