Fish Porn – Searun Cutthroat fly fishing

Searun Cutthroat fly fishing DRYFT

“Holy %$# that’s a seal!”  Moments after hooking up, this large searun cutthroat shot across the surface of the water, a large spotted bogy hot on its tail.  All thoughts of landing the fish gone, I stripped line off my reel to slack line and give the fish a chance at freedom from becoming a seals lunch. My plan worked, and minutes later the fish was cradled in my catch and release salmon net.  That was a narrow escape.   -Nick

Searun Cutthroat fly fishing DRYFT

5 reasons small stream trout are kickass

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fighting the fight small-stream-rainbow-trout-fly-fishing
  1. They fight hard, especially on light gear. Think 2-3 wt fly rods, and ultralight spinning rods for the non-fly fishing inclined.
  2. They are wild, and more often than not they are native fish to the area that truly display the pure natural fight and beauty of the area like only they can. In this day and age, we don’t always have the opportunity to fish for and catch truly native fish.
  3. They are super aggressive and take dry flies with reckless abandon. Get it in the ballpark, and often times they’ll eat. Bushy terrestrials and attractor patterns are the name of the game.
  4. They live in awesome areas. There’s not much better than wet wading small streams in the summer.
  5. Fishing for them is simple. It doesn’t require complex rigging, fancy flies, extensive amounts of gear or anything. We love fishing for steelhead, the thrill of that big pull, but sometimes catching a sh*t ton of small stream trout can easily satisfy the cravings for fish catching that we all get from time-to-time.
Marmot polar bear substitute
Mr. Marmot, aka polar bear substitute.
Another reason that didn’t quite make the list is that if you’re fishing alpine streams, you might get the chance to see wildlife that’s a lot different that what we’re used to down in the valley’s and lowlands. Take the furry bag of fly tying materials pictured here. Look like a good polar bear substitute to anyone else?
Why do you like small stream trout?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Faceless flyfishing Plan B trailer

This is one of those videos that we just plain like. A lot.  The music matches the clips perfectly, and the editing is great. For an upcoming media company, Faceless is doing it right.


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