SUMMER FISHING In June and July, there are those rare days where the water is cool, the clouds are out, and the fish are looking up. I call it the 'Summer Trifecta.' I was lucky enough recently to hit a day on the stream when the trifecta occured. With the temperatures in the low 50's at night and only in the 70's for the daytime, Peter and I agreed that the fishing conditions looked tremendous. Now it was just up to the fish to cooperate; and did they! Using a tan foam hopper, the browns preferred a splashdown presentation on the water's surface. This particular 20+ brown trout sniffed at the pattern, then turned around and lunged for it in the foam (Watch the video at the bottom when I release him, and see if you can figure out what I called him at the end).
SUMMER BEACH READING As an outdoor writer, I'm thrilled again to be included in what I consider two of the fly fishing industry's best magazine publications, The Drake Magazineand Fly Culture. Both of these article accounts are based on true events for me. In the Drake, I recall our search for the great Fly Bob of Cooper Landing, Alaska. This was the beginning ideas of the story I wrote in Salmon Survivor. In Fly Culture, Igor the eagle is the main character. When we fished the Big Hole in Divide, Montana, this eagle kept following us throughout the trip. We caught a white fish and lured him to grab it off of the water. Wish I had captured that on video!
SUMMER NOVEL NEWS Salmon Survivor is just only one month away from hitting bookshelves and getting into the hands of readers. The actual book goes on sale August 15th. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 27th as we're planning for the Book Launch that day. I was excited this weekend as I received my 'author books' in the mail! I'll have them available for purchase the day of the launch (Details forthcoming this month). So many emotions, and thanks to all who made this book happen :)