Episode 134 – The personal fly fishing evolution

  Alex Ramirez and Dave Schonzeit are the hosts of the Beer, Fly Fishing and Food podcast out of California. I fished the Yuba River with Alex last week so the three of us talk dry fly fishing, why striper fishing is maybe their current favorite, fly fishing icons, history, technology and of course, a…

Lessons learned

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly Some of the most valuable Alaska steelhead lessons I learned while flyfishing for rainbow trout in California. They weren’t some magical insight or secret from a guide but observations I made while fishing the same water over and over. My buddy Kurt and I were fishing a…

Video: California flyfishing

I’ve posted this video before, and there is no doubt the fishing in Alaska is second to none, but this video reminds me of some great weekend trips in the Sierra Nevada. Nice work by the crew at Leland is one of my favorites.

Contextualizing expectations

Waking up for a fishing trip is no problem. Staying awake when you’re not driving is another story. Nate and I were in the back of JJ’s rig on our drive to Redding to float the Lower Sacramento River, and there should have been no expectation that we stay awake, but we tried anyway. Just…

East on Highway 4

The goal for today was a fishing trip on the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus for rainbow and brown trout. It morphed into something even better (if that’s possible). I hiked down to a spot where a big brown broke me off last month and drifted a black birds nest maybe five times before I…