Thursday, April 5, 2018

In Search of Spring Lake Runs

Ethan with his first spring steelhead

I finally made out on to the stream this spring.
With a busy family schedule and weather windows that didn’t match up with any free time, it’s been difficult to find the time to go, even for just an hour.

This week my two oldest children and my wife are helping out with Flower City Work Camp. So I took a few days off to spend some quality time with my youngest son. And Tuesday afternoon, after work, we made a quick run up to a local tributary to scout a few locations for the end of the week. We also brought our rods along and tried out a few spots.

In the net!
The water was in great shape, with a good medium flow (for spring,) with a bit of stain and about two feet of visibility.

The first two locations we stopped at, although they looked promising, didn’t give up any fish. We kept at it and our visit to a third location proved to be the difference maker.

We ended up hooking up with six fish and landing four. Two trout and two suckers. And all of them, save the first fish, were caught on a #6 chartreuse bead head olive woolly bugger dead drifted under an indicator.

Hopefully we can get out a few more times before the spring season is done and find a few more willing lake run trout.

Ethan took this photo of me and my drop back lake run brown trout

See you on the stream!

Monday, February 5, 2018

2018 Fly FIsher's Workshop - Feb. 10th

Mark your calendars for this Saturday February 10th - It’s time once again for the Bi-annual Fly Fisher’s Workshop at the Brighton Twelve Corners Middle School.

There will be plenty of workshops, seminars, casting clinics, fly tying demos, door prizes, raffles, etc.. 

There is something for everyone!
For a preview of some of the events check out the link Fly Fisher's Workshop

2643 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

Tickets- Purchase at the door
Adults & Youth $10
14 and under free


Gate proceeds benefit Brighton Fishing Club & Seth Green Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

I'll See you there!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Art work for sale

Hey Everyone!

I have an art page website that I have had for a few years now It's purpose was to showcase some of my art, both finished pieces and others I was in process with. It was to be an online portfolio, with the option to buy prints and originals.
Black Crappie watercolor painting for sale at the Etsy page

I have now set up an account with Etsy  under the same name "brianpaints" to make the selling part a reality.

The pieces I have up for sale are originals. No prints just yet.

So check it out.....I hope you enjoy!