Tag Archives: Brown Trout

Hud’s Indicator Damsel

Here is a video for a killer fly pattern for indicator fishing still waters!  Tie it on as your bottom fly, and make sure it’s tied with a no slip loop knot..  Hang as many bugs above it as you want, I usually just fish two, and depending on the hatch conditions they may be a nymph or a chironomid.

 

Indicator Jig

Huds Indicator Damsel Part – 1

Huds Indicator Damsel Part – 2

Enjoy!

Hud

Wickiup Reservoir Birthday Fishing!

The Deschutes arm of Wickiup Reservoir happens to close the day after my birthday.  This day also happened to land on a Saturday this year, not to mention, the reservoir is lower than its been in years..  With that, there is not much lake left above the no fishing buoy’s, its mostly just a river now..  There wasn’t much decision making to do, that was the place to be, if you want a legitimate chance at a nice Oregon brown trout!  Scott and I loaded up the Clack, and launched before sunrise.  The day came with a cold fog in the morning that turned to perfectly clear skies and hot weather by afternoon.  We managed a few fish, including a small LM Bass, but no browns!  Maybe next time..  In all the day was a lot of fun, and even though we can’t fish above the buoys for the rest of the year, there’s still lots of good fishing to be done at Wickiup until the season closes in October..  So stay tuned, I’m still looking for that big “hook jaw” brown!!

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The foreign landscape of a very LOW Wickiup Reservoir!

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Yep, its official, Large Mouth Bass like Huds Weedless Deceiver too!!

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Wickiup Rainbow!

Enjoy!

Hud

Back to the River!

Went back to the river on Saturday morning..  Hit the water before sunup, and did have some luck on Woolly Buggers!  Unfortunately, I was unable to get a good hookset on one, so you’ll just have to believe me…… As a side note, I got to try out my new Winston BIII SV 790 with a Rio Outbound WF IS6 line, and I must say, I’m impressed!  That rod is so light in your hands, with so much power, it’s actually unbelievable!!  For streamer fishing with big flies and sink tips, hands down, its the rod to have..  I will be working in the shop (The Patient Angler) on Saturday, so stop on by and say hi, might try out my luck up at Wickiup on Sunday so stay tuned…….

Sunrise - Upper Deschutes River

Sunrise – Deschutes River

Enjoy!

Hud

New places to Fish!!

Went and explored some new areas to fish this weekend.  As luck would have it, the Bureau of Reclamation screwed us with the water level by dropping it 100cfs 3 hours prior to fishing, but we still managed a few smaller Rainbow’s on the dry fly!  We got to dodge a river wide log jamb, and found out that the 6hp on the ClackaMax is just enough to fight the current up stream…  Turns out, we have a new stretch of river to explore and figure out!  The cool part is, a. you can fish from the boat, and b. you can motor up, and drift back down!!  But the really fun part is the fact that there’s 10 lb + Browns that live here…….

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Down River

 

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That’s a full blown log jamb that just went by!

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What they lack in size, they make up for in enthusiasm! There also fun on a 3wt!

 

Enjoy!

Hud

 

Weekend Tying!

With no fishing this weekend, (not that there wasn’t any good fishing to do, just that I was too lazy to do it), I spent most of the weekend tying..  Started out with a pattern that I have submitted to Umpqua, they have requested additional samples..  I hope that’s a good sign!  Then I worked on a display piece for the Fin & Fire Fly Shop in Redmond, and finally ended tying another large Pony Pony streamer….

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Huds Weedless Deceivers in the full color range!

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Standard Deceiver patterns mounted on a piece of Redwood Burl!

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A greenish yellow Polar Pony pattern, 3/0 Gamakatsu hook!

Enjoy

Hud