|Fall River Valley|
|Guess which one is which!|
|Trinity River Spey Clinic|
1. Stick some toothpicks in an apple
2. Swipe some nail polish off of your chick
3. Shove some beads in the toothpicks
4. Paint with secret polish color
5. Let dry...no need to whip finish, since it isn't a fly
6. Remove beads and toothpics. Eat apple.
7. Throw the bead on your leader under a bobber with some split shot, stick something in the hole to hold it in place 4 inches above a bare hook...maybe triple it up if you want the old chain link fence or something like that. Motor up runs in your "driftboat". Side drift, set the hook often...sometimes they even get hooked in the mouth vicinity.
8. Continue pounding run until the fish stop "eating" your bare hook under the bead "fly". Continue sidedrifting down to the next good run and set the hook often...you might snag one on the way downriver. Ask people in every other boat you see "how many they got" and feel good about yourself. The number of fish you hook will overpower the guilt that is billowing inside of your angling soul as you continue masquerading as a fly angler.
9. By the way, this method is illegal...so don't get caught!
We had another stellar Spey clinic on the Klamath last weekend. Craig Nielson of Shasta Trout organized our second Klamathon Lodge Spey weekend with the help of Jeff Putnam and Chris King. We had eight tough dudes who stuck it out during some challenging high water conditions. Our hosts and lodge owners John and Robin kept us well fed and entertained all weekend.
We had a great time with our dudes. How can you not have fun with guys like Murph, Dave Med, Gene, Bob, Steve, and Larry? They cast their asses off for two days in high water and at times mach winds. I didnt' see anyone fall in or hear anyone complain. Only saw one rod break and one fly stuck in a jacket. Now that's a solid group!
|Bald Eagle (haven't seen a fish go for one of these yet)|
|And yes, there are still some steelhead around!|