Tag Archives: Fly fishing

And the sins of UVA, were washed away….

6/25/13 0700-1230 Dry River Harrisonburg, VA Andy Boryan and Dan Leach Air temp – 68-78 Water temp – 60-63 Mostly Cloudy, min breeze BWO size 18, midges 22-24, One Hendrickson spotted!                 Residency … Continue reading

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The Montana Series: Kootenai River Part 1

On August 4th, 2012 the Boryan men headed west. Montana is where it all began for the American strain of Boryans. We flew into Spokane, WA where we rented a masculine truck minivan and Chris steered us towards Libby, Montana. … Continue reading

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Bodo’s and Bass

Rivanna River 8/24/12 0830-1030 Air temp – 75 Cloudy Flows 190 cfs at Palmyra Water Clarity – clear and low Hatch Activity – size 4-10 red and green damselflies and dragonflies. It is not every morning that two senior anesthesia … Continue reading

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Shad Cam Snapshots

Unfortunately, the shad cam is offline on account of muddy, high water. The VDGIF says they will turn it back on when the water levels are more appropriate. I saved some eye candy from my time monitoring the shad cam. … Continue reading

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“Hey you kids…get out of my lake!”

3/20/12 1800-1930 with Dave Peterson and Pete Schmidt Suburban lake outside of Charlottesville Air temp – 70 degrees F Water temp – 62 degrees F Water clarity – visibility approx 2 feet hatch activity – none “Old Leaky” (my affectionate … Continue reading

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Video Advice on Poppers for Smallmouth and a Shad Prediction

While surfing the interwebs, I found this nice video (one of a series) which has some good footage displaying why you shouldn’t “pop” your popper too much.  The video is only four minutes long.  The top water season is fast … Continue reading

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The Largemouth Spawn Begins…

Unnamed (secret) beaver dam pond, central Virginia 3/3/12 1545-1730 Air Temp – 57 deg F Water Temp – 54.8 deg F! Intermittent clouds with gusts of wind Bountiful mosquitoes tannin stained stillwater Six Anesthesia residents, twelve + beers, some pipe … Continue reading

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No turtles were harmed during this post.

Rivanna River. US 29N 2/29/12 1600-1730 Air temp 53 def F Water temp 49.8 deg F! Light to heavy rains Water clarity – turbid, muddy Hatch activity – ample mosquitoes The weather dot com said there was a chance the … Continue reading

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Freshly Stocked Rainbows!

Lower Moormans’ River 2/26/12 1530-1700 Air Temp – 49 deg F Water Temp – 43 deg F Bright, cloudless skies, minimal wind Water Clarity- slightly more turbid than usual in the slow water stretches Hatch activity – multiple size 20 … Continue reading

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An Entirely Synthetic Fish

I am thoroughly enjoying my latest amazon dot com purchase An Entirely Synthetic Fish. I started it two days ago and haven’t been able to put it down. I’m on par to finish it tonight. This book is fascinating. It … Continue reading

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