Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Trip Out West

Just got home from my trip to Utah... man was it fun!  The library fly tying event was exciting and I learned a lot.  Hopefully the nice people who attended got something out of it too.  I can't wait to go back next year if they will have me!

I managed two solid days on the water while I was out there, thanks to my good friends Bryan and Corey.  The first day out on the water we were hunting down big trout with big streamers.  The fishing was a little slow, but we all managed a few takers.  The scenery was amazing... fly fishing while surrounded by mountains is perfect.  If you have that at your doorstep don't take it for granted!

The next day we switched things up and hit some carp water, and it was awesome!  I landed a couple beauties, had a few misses, and a whole bunch of refusals... and I thought brown trout were picky!  The carp were taking small ugly buggers twitched along the bottom.  

You can see a couple pics below from my trip, and as always you can visit my flickr page for more shots.  In the next few days I will be writing an update on the hatch action in my streams back in NY, and hopefully getting some new bug/fly shots!


The New Man said...

Looks like you had an awesome visit there in Utah with the guys! How do you describe the fight with the carp? Tight Lines! PM

bfly said...

It is good to hear that you presentation went well. I hope you were able to show of some of our WNY fish and flies.

Luke C Photo said...

Paul ~ Thanks for the visit! Description of the carp fights.... awesome! Any fish that hovers around or exceeds that 10lb mark is FUN!

mike doughty said...

that'scool that you were able to hit some water while you were out here.