Thursday, October 20, 2011

End of season blues

They have sunk in out for me. I have been pretty busy, and with the sun being tired (as Mr. P says) and the water being cold my carping will be reduced to local ponds until spring. It makes me a little (a lot actually) sad. It was a great season.

Most years I am relatively content to tie flies, watch basketball and wait for spring. I usually make a Deschutes run in late winter, but for the most part...I hang out at home. This year, I hope to do more of this.



Feb. blue winged olive red side...not a huge fish, but they are awfully pretty. I am thinking I will do more of this too...



Late fall Clackamas steelhead. I haven't swung flies in a while, but the coho in Alaska woke that desire up again. I am looking forward to some cold, rainy, misty steelhead mornings swinging flies for fish a lot brighter than this one was. I also think I will do some of this...



Sight fishing to bull trout on the Metolius. Personally, I love the boots and think they are a cool fish. It will be good to get reacquainted this winter.

I am hoping for an interesting off season!

9 comments:

Ivan said...

wait, bull trout are nicknamed "boots"?

Brian J. said...

That's the spirit. Let me know if you need a dirty bobber-slinging nympher to tag along...

McTage said...

Your lookin at what? 4 months? That interesting variety of nice lookin fishes should be able to hold you over!

John Montana said...

For some reason they call them boots out here...I think it is because they look and fight like a wet boot.

We will definitely chase something Brian. Debating a d run next weekend. Will shoot you am email.

I will find a way to stay busy Trevor!

Ty said...

Speaking of basketball, what do the Zags look like this year?

Brian J. said...

Not sure about next weekend-- I'll likely be there tomorrow though and can give you a report if nothing else

cheers,

John Montana said...

They should be tough Ty. Great front court, untested backcourt but the Stockton kid is smart and they have two freshman guards that should be solid (bell and pangos). I think they will win the conf and make the tourney. It will depend on how their guards play. The wcc is tough this year with 4 really good teams.

Who do you follow?

Ty said...

Memphis Tigers. I suspect we're overrated in the polls,but we might end up being pretty good. Hate to see our series with Gonzaga end. Those two teams were going back and forth pretty good there for a few years. I became a bit of a Zags fan from that series.

John Montana said...

That was a good series. Hope they do it again. Memphis is always tough!