Posts Tagged ‘Thompson River’
Stirling Tyler fishes. A lot. Last week he and a pal caught 115 fish! When he sent me the email, I of course, questioned his counting skills and he swears, if anything, 115 fish is modest! Anyway, I had to post the pics and share with you some of Stirling’s thoughts on the big day.
Stirling caught a mere 25 Browns on dries and nymphs and his pal, Jamey Curylo caught 90 or so fish on hardware.
“Jamey is one of those guys that may be part fish; he works his way down a river and vacuums every fish out. The weather was gorgeous and we both got our first wet-wading in of the year. The fly du jour was a size 16 Olive Anderson’s Bird of Prey Nymph and a size 10 Tung Pheasant Tail Nymph,” recalls Stirling.
Jamey was able to really up the fish count by spending time in this honey hole that Stirling calls the “bachelor party hole,” Unfortunately for Stirling, he wasn’t able to fish this spot because he spent his time better chasing his wayward beagle around the country hills.
More fishing to come and all the major Montana rivers are starting to look sparkly clean and the fishing is heating up!
Our man Stirling Tyler is getting hitched…soon, very soon. So, to celebrate his last few weeks of bachelor status he and some pals fished the s@!% out of the Thompson River for the bachelor party. Believe it or not, a ton of fish were caught and as you can imagine, good times were had by all. Kirtlye is one lucky gal!
The boys used Montana Fly Co. size 8 Olive Hare’s Ears to mimic Green Drakes, size 10 Parachute Adams to mimic the Grey Drakes, Black Leadeye Buggers, Yellow Yummies and size 10 Goldstones.
Best of luck to Stirling and Kirtlye!