New Application for Kayaks

 

You can mount your Rig & Run to the side of a storage crate to hold a spare rod. The rod is held low and parallel to the boat, which keeps the rod  out of the way while casting. To mount, fold the top of the Rig & Run over the crate and secure the top loop  to the crate using a cable tie.

 

 

Brown-Hackle Peacock

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  • Hook: Size 12 to 16, 2x long nymph hook
  • Thread: 6/0 black
  • Tail: brown saddle hackle or mallard flank
  • Body: Peacock herl
  • Hackle: Brown saddle hackle
  • Wing: Mallard flank

 

 

Fish it dry, fish it wet, or fish as an emerger, the DMc Brown Hackle Peacock, along with my Buzzcut Scud,  live at the top of my freshwater nymph box. When trout are taking emerging nymphs just below the surface, whether they are mayflies, midges or caddis, this is the fly that you want.

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Ice-out Trout

In the pre-dawn hours of a frigid night in mid-April, anglers that have traveled from far and near are lined up in front of the closed gates at Spinney Mountain Reservoir in central Colorado.

The early birds have been here for hours, arriving the evening before and spending the night in their vehicles. Being here and being  part of the  opening day scramble at  Spinney has become a tradition among scores of flatwater anglers.  Continue reading