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Spring Fling

Posted by Mark Sunday, March 13, 2011

 The weather turned gnarley today on the river. My buddy Tony was fishing up river and upon heading home came across several areas where it looked as if a bomb went off. Areas he had just passed going up river not an hour or so earlier. No real indication that any of it was coming. Sounds like a little micro burst came down and gusted hard in a few spots.Multiple trees down as well as power lines and large limbs. He picked his way around trees and debris and made it home to a house with no power. The wood stove works though and he was soon toasty. Power and all should be back up soon. A new round of storms are set to hit Tuesday. It could be a wild and wet ride for the week. Fishing conditions will be a little touch and go early in the week but should stabilize towards the end of the week. It's spring and this is what happens. Being around after a good bump and drop is the goal of all steelheaders in winter and spring. The water will most likely be going up and down like a heart meter for the rest of the season.

You can't catch a fish sitting on the couch....I've tried. Get out there and brave the elements, you may be surprised what you find,and it will definitely not be boring. While your waiting for the river to drop and are chomping at the bit tie up a couple of Spring Flings.

Tying Brent's Spring Fling from Country Pleasures Flyfishing on Vimeo.


  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Where do you get polar bear? Did you have to dye it yourself? Thanks!


  3. Mark Says:
  4. Brian,
    It's a little hard to get a hold of in the US. There can be some legal issues with it if it was not acquired before a certain date....before they became endangered.

    I can't take credit for the fly. Country Pleasures Flyfishing made the video, I just saw it and posted it here because I liked it. Sorry I can't be of more help.

  5. Polar bear is quite tough to obtain legally in the states, but a good sub is Artic Fox Tail or Icelandic Sheep! Fox being the second to PB for these kind of ties.
    Glad you liked the vid!

    -CP Flyfishing


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