Light weight Rods

The drought that has been going on in California , or lets say the whole west coast. This has made it hard to find fishable water near by. I have had to find a variety of other water to fish. Some are high alpine lakes and some are small trickling streams.  A good hike aways if not a few many miles or so down a dusty trail. With these new finds, I have come to appreciate the use of some lighter tackle for the fish that I will be stalking. My new favorite rod, well I can’t say it is my favorite yet…… I still have many that I appreciate for the right occasion. The Redington butterstick is such a fun rod that it lives up to the name. The action might be slow however the fight is worth every second. While it is bent into something you might think will break the rod. You better hold on and enjoy the fight as this fish might not be as big as you think it actually is. But worth every tug. As they say “The Tug is the Drug”.  You will be amazed at the good times you will have linking into fish on this setup, I promise.

The Redington classic trout now is my go to in a 5 wt, however I have been using the 3wt majority of the time this summer due to trying new creeks and in search of other fish that might not be as big as the next. Both of these rods paired with the Redington Rise reels have been a go to for this summers drought while searching for fishable water in and around my home.

Now that fall is almost upon us, I am looking forward to the Opener at Pyramid Lake on October  1st. This is the Land of the Giants and for every fly fisherman its a place to fish at least once in there life. I will be balancing the Redington Vapon Black 8wt with the 11ft. 6wt. switch Dually.  More good times to be had. Enjoy the time you have on the water and hope to see you out there!

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New stories coming soon

We apologize for not having some good reads and sharing many a catch and release stories with you. You can see some product reviews and also get caught up with us on our facebook page. However keep in touch with our site as we are about to drop some lunkervision products for you and keep our fish tails entertaining.

Spring time on the Owyhee

This past weekend Lunker Vision took a drive to Oregon’s Owyhee River. Fist we loaded up the campers and headed to Boise to stock up on gear, beer, and food. Stopping by a local Boise fly shop, Idaho Angler, we were kitted up with all the flies and  recent reports we needed. The staff was friendly and the shop was full of great gear.

The Owyhee Tunnel

The Owyhee Tunnel

The drive to the Owyhee is not to long from Sun Valley coming in at just over three hours, winding through farmland and then finally entering the wild canyon land below the Owyhee Reservoir. Not knowing where to camp we started up river searching for the perfect spot. The canyon was beautiful with amazing rock formations and an epic mixture of green foliage and red rock. We finally came upon a spot right on the river and the fishing access was perfect.

Lunker Vision camp on the Owyhee

Lunker Vision camp on the Owyhee

After catching a break in what was supposed to be rainy weather, we were able to set up a dry camp and start preparing for a full weekend of fishing.IMG_4963

The next morning we were up early ready to rip lip. A short walk up or down stream from camp and we were into some fishy water. After a few casts and trying to figure out what the fish were eating, we were catching nice brown trout.

One of the many sizable Oywhee Browns from the weekend.

One of the many sizable Oywhee Browns from the weekend.

The fishing was great over the whole weekend, we were catching fish on numerous flies, including woolly buggars, zebra midges, caddis dries and of coarse the dirty san juan worm. We saw many bugs on the water as well, some callibaetis, midges, BWO’s, caddis, and even some yellow sally shells on the rocks.

The rocky terrain had crazy colors.

The rocky terrain had crazy colors.

The river was flowing at 135 cfs so it was perfect flows for fishing there were big flats and some good little riffles where we caught most our fish. We were pretty sure the weather man was having a personal day on the water because there was minimal rain and wind contrary to the forcast. It was even starting to get hot, we saw numerous lizards and we were surprised to not come across a single snake as it seemed to be very snakey terrain.

An Owyhee lizard takes advantage of the sun.

An Owyhee lizard takes advantage of the sun.

All in all it was a great first look at the Owyhee, and we will be back as soon as we can! Video to come soon!

Looking for Lunkers

-Jeremy Black

 

The SPAWN is on

The water temps have been rising bringing fish closer into shore, making the fishing really good at Pyramid lake. I have been spending a lot of time these past past weeks out there camping and catching lots of fish. I just received a Gopro Hero 3 and I am looking forward to getting some quality fish footage for you to check out.Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 8.12.23 AMScreen shot 2014-04-14 at 8.10.45 AMScreen shot 2014-04-14 at 8.11.22 AMScreen shot 2014-04-14 at 10.57.39 AM

Geronimo

Getting Lunky

Getting Lunky

Eric Christensen has been on a heater at Pyramid Lake with a couple Lunkers. We spent the weekend camping and fishing with everyone catching fish and telling stories. This season is turning out to be a good one and we all can’t wait to see what fish it will bring to our lines. The tug is the drug.
Lahontan Cutthroat

Lahontan Cutthroat

Fly Fishing Film Tour

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If your in the Reno/Tahoe area this weekend March 8th 7:30pm at the Atlantis Casino the Fly fishing film tour makes its stop. Come out and watch films from all around the world. Perhaps even make some new fishing buddies to tell your stories too. www.flyfilmtour.com

Pyramid Lake

Geronimo with a Pyramid Lake cutty

Geronimo with a Pyramid Lake cutty

Pyramid Lake is a place with record size Lahontan Cutthroat. Get the ladders out and get to fishing cause this year has been one of the best with many large fish moving along the shoreline near drop offs. You might be wondering why I said “ladders”. Well the ladders allow fisherman to stand comfortably in 3-4 feet of water along the shoreline breaks where the trout are cruising. We had a good group out there this past trip fishing, camping, and just having a good time searching for a big ole Pig that this Lake is known for. Here Geronimo with the catch of the trip.

Silver Creek Sunsets

The weather has been hot and the days long. So after a hard day of working a lot of us at Lunker Vision find ourselves fishing late into the evening. Most days we will just hit the Big Wood River close to home, but with recent water level drops and the heat we decided to give Silver Creek a try. Silver Creek this time of year is very productive, and difficult at the same time. With a lot of fishing pressure and such slow clear water, it is a reward to catch anything out of this creek. With hoppers in full swing in the afternoon and more hatches happening in the evening we decided to give the S turns a try in our float tubes.

Nate Farrell tries his luck on the S turns.

Nate Farrell tries his luck on the S turns.

After the light starts to fade, the fish get more and more active. Going after your standard Silver Creek flies, PMD’s, beetles, even a hopper or two in the late afternoon. The creek comes alive and with the Trico hatch in full swing it seems most hit the creek in the morning, leaving us with a peaceful evening float.

Pat Lee wrangles a nice Silver Creek brown.

Pat Lee wrangles a nice Silver Creek brown.

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Also with the light fading and the haze from nearby wildfires, the sun begins to set on Silver Creek. It seems every time we are there we witness one of these famous Silver Creek sunsets.

Nate Farrell enjoys the last of the light on Silver Creek

Nate Farrell enjoys the last of the light on Silver Creek

Anytime on the creek is time well spent, and with epic scenery all around it is easy to find yourself just floating and taking it all in rather than fishing. Its nights like these that you really see how lucky we are to live in such an awesome place.imagenatecastimage