Lots of Stuff Going On!

Just a recap of what is going on at River Run Outfitters for the next few weeks.

  • March 5, 2011 – The Great Escape!  Escape from that cabin fever.   We will start the morning with coffee and donuts at 9:00 a.m.  Presentation from the Michigan guys at 10:00 a.m. on steelhead fishing.  After their presentation, we will have spey and switch rod casting demos and an opportunity for interested people to try their hand at it.  Hots dogs at noon, few fly tyers, drawings – the biggie is a full day guide trip for two of steelhead fishing in Michigan.  Includes a night stay at Schmidt Outfitters lodge.  We’ll have casting instruction, a few new rods for you to shake, games, more drawings, extra cuts on sale items….and more.  
  • APRIL 16, 2011 – Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic
  • From now through the first week in April, we still have fly tying clinics scheduled every Saturday morning.  Be sure to sign up early!  They have been filling up fast!

Okay, now for some more important stuff.  Weather is still very nice for this time of the year.  Monday was not too pretty, especially in the middle of the day.  Cloudy, windy and just down right cold!  Yesterday was a pretty nice day especially with the sunshine.  Today, is cloudy, expecting temperatures in the 50s and mostly cloudy all day.  Sounds like tomorrow is going to be a little nasty; low 50s  with showers and thunderstorms, possibly severe.  Friday look for upper 40s and partly sunny, Saturday upper 50s, Sunday upper 50s to low 60s and chance of showers, Monday upper 50s again with a chance of showers.  Tuesday mid 50s and partly cloudy.  As much as we don’t like the rain, we certainly can use some as we are still in a slight drought condition. 

Now for water generation.  Getting some fishing time in almost every day.  Other than this past Sunday, we have had off generation from around 8:00 a.m. until late afternoon.  Today is no different.  Had some generation going this morning at it shut down around 8:30 a.m.  Right now, (9:30 a.m.), the level has dropped to 902.3 and it is projected to be off until 6:00 p.m.   

Fished with our Louisiana friends Saturday.  Fished good, but not great.  Fish seemed to be spotty.  Catch several fish fast and furious, then nothing.  Change locations or flies and another flurry.  Still catching lots of  “dinks”, but also caught several nice ones.  Most of the fish Saturday were caught on a size 14 Hare’s Ear nymph, the primrose & pearl midge, a chamois worm, and a hot pink San Juan.  James Albert caught a couple nice ones on a sculpin pattern.



Stan had Larry and Legail on the water Sunday.  They are from an area outside St. Louis, Missouri.  Generation was at the equivalent of one generator running all day.  Good day on the water, with Legail catching the largest, a 17 inch rainbow.  Best patterns were the red midge, a size 16 beadhead Hare’s Ear, and the holographic green crackleback. 

Monday, Carolyn took Sheila and Jerry out for half a day.  This was Sheila’s learn to fly fish day.  We started with the roll cast, of course, then proceeded to the pick up and lay down cast.  Little work on knots.  By this time is was getting colder and standing in the water trying to tie a knot with cold fingers is not a pretty sight!  To be continued…  Caught fish on the copper dun midge (we had caught a little midge flying around and this looked like the color), and finished up the day with an olive filoplume.  Fishing was pretty good, sticking and keeping them stuck was not so good.  Jerry finished up the day with an 10-11 pound (24 inch) beautiful female rainbow…on the olive filoplume.   Good day!

 How about this group of fishers? 

Okay....who's turn to run the boat?

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