Monday, June 30, 2014

Meet the New Guy - Nick Masteller

Everyone say Hi to Nick, Nick say Hi to Everyone. TCO is pumped to add another member to our family, Nick is a local fly fishing nut, who will fish for just about anything that swims. An ex hockey player, who's love for the game rivals his love for fishing. When Nick isn't fishing, he is at the vise creating another masterpiece, for musky, bass, or trout. Nick is a fellow musky chaser, and judging by the number of days he has spent chasing these fish with no love, he is nothing but hardcore.  I could go on and on, but stop in the shop and strike up a conversation with Nick!  

Welcome Nick

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tully Report - Photo Shoot

Wow June is almost over; the fishing has been awesome the past few weeks. Caddis are flying all over the place, and there have been a few reports of sulphurs still coming off on the upper parts of the creek. Despite the awesome fishing the past couple weeks, this week we have been getting mixed reports. Some are saying it’s been awesome, and other say they cant buy a fish. Late June in to early July is often times slower than we would like, but I take it as a good sign, Tricos are almost here. I have seen a few around, but the next week or so should bring the full hatch!

And now for the photo shoot...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fathers Day Largemouth Bass

It was an awesome weekend, down in Maryland. Had one day on the boat looking for stripers, only one little guy. But the evenings were filled with Largemouth and poopers. It was awesome spending time with the family.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ok Last Time- Little J

Ok, this is the last time, for now anyway. I had one last free Sunday, and decided it would be a great idea to head back to the Little J. This time I took my buddy Rob and his son Evan. The fishing was tougher than the first two trips, but that didn't matter, we still caught some awesome fish. The fishing pressure seemed to be the highest out of all three weekends, so I’m sure that had something to do with the slower fishing. There were not a whole lot of bugs around, sporadic activity from March Browns and Sulphurs was about all I saw. We did not see any fish on top, so we stayed under all day. It was a great trip, can't wait to get back up there soon. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Local Fishing - Tully

A lot of my personal fishing has been out in State College the past couple weeks. However all of my guiding and quick trips before work have been on the Tully. It has finally become the trout stream we all remember from years past. Caddis are all over, and reports of trout eating emergers and adults are coming in the shop all day long. Sulphurs have been on for a few days, with fishable numbers on the lower creek, Reber's Bridge down to the Road to Nowhere, have had fish up on top the past few nights. Z-Wing Caddis are still my favorite pattern to us this time of year. Parachute Sulphurs are the first fly I would put on, when chasing rising trout with sulphurs in the air.

Hot Flies: CDC Caddis, Para Sulphur, Z-Wing Caddis, CDC Soft Hackle Caddis & X Caddis