Slow Down the Fall

For those of you don’t know, at the end of last summer my wife and I started a new adventure which included quitting my stable and comfortable job to pursue other interests in the world of fly fishing. Crazy?!?! Yes, we think so too, but it’s what we love so here we go! Along with that change meant I was able to spend more time on my local rivers than usual. Being that the fall is already an exceptional time of year to fly fish, I felt rather blessed with the additional time I spent tugging on nice fish. The video above is short compilation of some shots I walked away with. Below are some of the more memorable fish and moments recorded by stills broken into categories.

Brown Trout Beauty

Brown Trout Leather

Utah Brown Trout

Brown Trout Photography

Brown Trout Back

Most anglers know that browns color up in the fall preparing for the spawning season. This fall my mind was blown once again by the many fish that were truly remarkable in not only size and strength, but especially color.

New Favorite Fly Rod

Syndicate Fly Rods

 

Syndicate Fly Rods - For Sale

I’ve been fishing the same couple of rods for the last five years or so. Some are high end, and others more mid range. I’ve been content with my arsenal until this fall when I first laid hands on Syndicate’s 11′ 3 wt. Most of my fish this fall were caught Euro Nymphing. Many of the larger browns were caught dead drifting large streamers using this same technique. The Syndicate 3 wt performed extremely well under both conditions. Both Kohler and I have enjoyed this rod so much that we decided to pick them up and sell them here on Fly Tying 123. We truly believe they are the best mid price range rod on the market for Euro Nymphing, and we wanted to offer them to our friends. The 3 wt is offered in both 10′ and 11′ lengths. Check them out in our shop here SYNDICATE RODS.

Rowley Stone Dominates AGAIN!

Rowley Stone - Brown Trout

Rowley Stone catches Brown Trout

No surprise here, right?!?! The Rowley Stone has been my top producing stonefly for years now. I’m excited that Rainy’s has officially picked up this pattern starting this year, 2016. For those who like to tie, check out the tying video for this pattern ROWLEY STONE it could change your fishing life completely!

Back to Beauty

Euro Nymphing - Fall Colors

Brown Trout - Tungsten Embryo

 

Tungsten Embryo best egg pattern I fish.

Fall Fly Fishing

Streamer Eating Brown Trout

I hope this fall treated all of you just as good.

Here’s to enjoying our current winter conditions for a completely different set of compelling characteristics!

2 Responses to “Slow Down the Fall”

  • Ryan S:

    Hi Gil – How did you build the sighter in this video? Sometimes I struggle to see my sighter in low light conditions and it looks like the sighter you use would help me pick it up.. Thanks again and good work with the blog.
    Ryan

  • Hey Ryan,

    The sighter in the Slow Down the Fall video is a three section sighter made of Amnesia mono. What made that sighter special is that I put two half inch pieces of Rio’s Kahuna indicator on it to increase the visibility for my brother who has a hard time seeing the sighter in low light conditions as well. Unfortunately, to my knowledge Rio is no longer making the Kahuna material and I don’t know if anyone who still has any for sale. I’ll look around and let you know if I can find any. We sell the Amnesia sighters on Fly Tying 123 and personally I think they are slightly brighter than Rio’s sighter martial. http://flytying123.com/shop/product/euro-nymphing-sighter-2-pack/

    However, I’m not sure how much of a difference it will make, but it is the sighter that I use every time I euro nymph.

    Gil

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