“Riverside Reflections: A Fly Fishing Adventure on the White River”

 “Riverside Reflections: A Fly Fishing Adventure on the White River”

Last night, Jake, one of our seasoned guides, joined us for a brief outing alongside Zach, our newer guide in training, and his girlfriend Mikayla, who was eager to refine her fly-fishing skills. With two guides assisting the couple, our excursion below the Dam on the White River promised excitement. Initially planning to fish our way down to Cane Island, we found ourselves drawn to the solitude of the dam, prompting us to linger and explore further.

While Jake and I were occupied with teaching, Zach and Mikayla took charge. Mikayla’s first drift under my guidance resulted in a thrilling hookup with a sizable brown trout. Despite the initial rush, she handled it with finesse, a testament to her determination and my coaching. Witnessing her joy upon landing a 20-inch beauty reaffirmed why I am passionate about educating novice anglers and creating lasting memories.

Zach, already proficient in spin fishing, is now honing his skills in fly fishing—a different challenge altogether. Our goal is to equip him with expertise in both realms to enhance our business’s versatility. Assembling a strong team is pivotal for our enterprise’s growth, and I embrace the added responsibilities that come with our expanding success.

During the outing, Zach showcased his prowess by hooking two impressive rainbow trout while refining his mending techniques using mega worms. Although I refrain from divulging too much about this particular pattern, interested anglers can learn more by booking a trip with Lisa or me.

Observing the gradual emergence of caddis hatches each day, we anticipate a shift in trout feeding behavior. While currently favoring subsurface patterns, trout will soon begin targeting caddis on the water’s surface. As we head out again today to assess the caddis activity, we anticipate a quieter river, offering ample opportunities to target rising fish, despite the sudden gusts of wind—a challenge we’re well-equipped to handle.

As Sunday beckons many to depart, we relish the prospect of solitude on the river and the chance to connect with nature. Amidst blooming trees and picturesque sunsets, we invite you to savor the beauty of our surroundings, captured in the images we share.

Oh, before I forget, during our time on the water, we unexpectedly encountered another guide, Hunter. Engaged in experimentation with marabou jigs, he successfully hooked a 23-inch brown trout just below the dam. Upon receiving his call about the impressive catch, we swiftly motored up to witness it firsthand and captured a photo to share with him. And of course, we couldn’t resist sharing the moment with all of you as well.

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