Most people will never understand why I get up before dawn, in the rain, snow, or summer heat, to stand at water's edge. Whenever I am asked why I do it, my response is..."for the rise."

The Pictures Tell the Story

Posted in High Country, Utah on September 7th, 2011 by kyle

I am sitting here totally stumped on what to write about this trip. I’ve started and then erased a bunch of clever lines. The words are not deserving of these fish and these places. The two spots I was able to fish with good friends for the last four days are so special to me that I really have no words to describe them. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. We started out on the Boulder Mountain where we spent two and a half days fishing all over the mountain targeting Brook Trout in some lakes and Cutthroats in others.
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There were a few stand out fish that rewarded us for our hours of standing in one spot stripping dark colored leeches. Matts fish was 20 inches and close to five pounds. A size few Brookies achieve, even on the Boulder.
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We left the mountain elated and headed down to Hatch. Hatch Utah is one of my favorite places on earth. Its where I went as a kid to visit Grandma and Grandpa, its where I caught my first Trout, and where I watched my great uncle fly fish which was the first person i’d ever seen cast a fly rod. I’ve explored miles of the river there and have a good understanding on where the big fish hang out. This trip did not disappoint. Each of us caught several Browns over 20 inches in a small stretch of river. This is truly great Brown Trout fishing and the rainbows seem to be doing well this year too.
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A huge thanks to these guys for the great company, phenomenal photo skills, and many laughs. Can’t wait to get out again with all of you.

Autumn Gold

Posted in Utah on November 13th, 2010 by kyle

Fall continues to be incredible. Last week I was discussing the Brown Trout spawn with Jack from Arizona. He mentioned a spot to me I hadn’t been to in a while.

Josh wanted to fish today and I don’t know anyone with more experience with Browns during the spawn. We ran up to check it out and OH MY GOSH!! Havent ever had a day like today on a river. Browns were willing and big. Most of them stretched 20 inches with a few going 21, 22, and a little bigger. I was way under gunned with the 5wt, should have taken the 6 but the reel’s still on the way. All fish fought like crazy and one took me to my backing. Not much else to say…. here are some pictures.
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Josh tied some awesome flies for the trip and was great company. Today was one for the books. I’M NOT READY FOR ICE!!