Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Black n Blue

Recently got a shipment of blue floss, schlappen, and flashabou and got to work. Let me know what you think!








Friday, October 1, 2010

Summer Steelhead Flies

With summer steelhead season upon us in Nor-Cal I figured I post a couple pictures of the flies that will be doing a lot of the work this fall.













Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just wanted to pass this along, really cool program hope to see you there!

Hello all! I hope you all are well out there and fishing when life permits.It is that time of year again to pull together and put on our annual fly fishing event for people with Down Syndrome. DownStream has gone fully digital in hopes to promote, inspire and recruit participants, volunteers, and sponsors. Check us out, if you like it follow us and see where we go!

Blog: http://downstreamfishing.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DownsFishing
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DownStreamFish

The event will be on May 22, 2010 just outside Marysville, CA. Charlie Gonzales has graciously agreed to be our Chef again!If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring or know someone with Down Syndrome that would be interested please contact me.Thank you for your support and look forward to hearing from you.

Phone: 530-913-8312
Email: rhmiller@gmail.com

Sunday, March 7, 2010

AR 3/7/10

Got a chance to go out today, and I'm glad. Not so much the catching, actualy not at all the catching, but it was a great day, beautiful weather, nice day to be outdoors.

Was planning on fishing with my buddy Cody but he had to bail for understandable reasons so I was on my own. Waded into my first spot and was just getting into my groove when who comes down the river? The fuzz. great.



Just kidding, it was the friendly dfg kayak surveyors we've all come to know, and they passed with only a few short questions.

I continued casting to no avail, and went in search of new water. There wasnt much else in the area so I decided to pop over to kienes to pick some white calf tail and some polyleaders.

Walking back down to the river after visiting the shop, i realized. its HOT.

Anyways met up with a buddy Tayler and fished for a while, headed downriver and swung for a while for one LDR that was a nice 3ish 4ish pounder somewhat bright that went airborne and sent my fly back at me.

Good day of fishing for sure,
Ryder

p.s. heres some videos, not great quality and short, i didnt realized how much space they take up on the memory stick.


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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show 2010

I feel fortunate that this show is about 10 minutes from my house, and it was a good show. Always great to walk around like its a giant candy shop, got some compliments and some help from DVF FFF's members free casting lessons.

Also good to see friends like Jason Hartwick, and meet some new faces like Gary Anderson and John and Amy Hazel. In fact I think the highligh of my day was talking to John about some spey stuff and he complimented me on putting together a good setup, then Amy walks over and John says to Amy what i've said to him and she says, "Well he knows his shit!" John left me with an advanced spey casting video ive watched a couple times.

Also came home with some tying hooks and some pink bunny strips because all the purple were gone.

All in all, a good show.

-Ryder

Flies and Fly Tying



Today marked the transformation of a steelheader,



gladly trading these
For these

The bottom picture is also of the flies i've tied this past monday tuesday wednesday. Homework seems to have been replaced by fly tying, as far as afterschool activities. It now joins napping and reading a passion for steelhead.
-Ryder


Some Casting Pics

The Swing...










Snap T...








Sweep...

Go!

-Ryder

Valentines Day Spey



Sorry It's been a while, not that anyone reads this blog at this point haha. Just been caught up schoolwork and stuff.




Made it out fishing on the AR with my dad and a friend on valentines day. Started off at spot 1 that i fished hard a couple times through, me nothing, but Garret managed a decent fish on a...i dont remember.
After, I decided it was time for a change in sceneryime for a change of scenery. Moved downriver to a place i've never been, man did it have this one PICTURE PERFECT run, and it produced my first spey/swung fly steelhead ever. A small 12", but a fish and a fighter nonetheless. It even managed to pick up 500 grains of skagit belly on a few jumps.



Hopefully more and bigger to come!
-Ryder

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy Jan. 10th said the steelhead

Great Day on the AR. Braved the crowds upriver in the morning, me nymphing, dad fishing spoons. He got the beaut! About 10lbs or more? 2/5ths silver rvrfshr! WILD!


Stopped at Kiene's and did some spey fishing but only a short amount of time. Spey fishing next time all day MLK Day! WOO!







Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Outfits

I'm a bit of a Gear Junkie already, and love all my rods and reels.

Spey:

13'1" Anderson Custom Rods Explorer 7wt.


Hardy Marquis Salmon No.2





Along with Gary's custom "steelie" scandi and a Rio skagit

9'6" Redington Crosswater 7wt
9' St. Croix Imperial 7wt

Ross Flystart 3
Ross Flystart 4

Along with 7 and 8 wt. Rio Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead lines

Not too impressive and I'm sure it will increase once i make some more green.

-Ryder

Fly Fishing Pit River June '09

Great trip with a friend of mine and his family to stay at a cabin on the Pit River June '09. Great week and got to fish everyday! Heres some of my favorite pics.


















Enjoy,
Ryder




Blast from the Past

Well now that I've just started this, I guess i'll put in some background.

For as long as I've been steelhead fishing, the American River has been my homeriver, despite my first steelhead (and first steelhead on the fly) came on the Upper Rogue. That was in 2006, and less then a week later I caught my first salmon. Then came another 3 steelhead that winter, fly fishing though. Since, i've had a tough time with the steelhead, but I plan to turn that around this year with greater determination to fish.


I owe a lot of my knowledge of steelhead and salmon to my 'mentors' i guess. Mark Lynn has helped me phenomenally, as well as Ray...well Ray and John Hamilton.

Heres some pics from the past.








Enjoy,
Ryder