Sunday, June 12, 2011

When The Bobber Goes Down....

according to Joe from Evolution Anglers, 


Spending 2 days in Twin Bridges with Joe and the rest of the crew at the Stonefly Inn got me really tuned up in reading the action of a strike indicator (aka starring at a bobber)   This phrase is another one the hillarious one liners that Joe brings to the table as your progress through the day on the water.  Some I can say here, other's you're just going to have to hear for yourself.

We both believe there are a lot of times when a fish picks up your bug, spits it out and you never knew it happened.   Becoming one with your indicator, in a zen sense can make all the difference.  

So back to the main point of this post.  When in doubt, STRIKE LIKE COBRA when your bobber jukes, jumps or plain goes under and swims away.   Set the hook and see what happens.

Because sometimes, there's a fish attached.

If you're thinking of going out to Montana this summer, you'd be crazy to not fish with the crew from the Stonefly.    Utterly crazy.

The high water of early spring and summer is going to make July, August and September just pain nuts.   Give them a call, you wont regret it.


  1. hooks set are free! set on everything

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  3. I would agree that fishing with Joe is something one should do. And if he starts making smartass comments about losing fish and repeatedly missing a hookset, remember that he just had surgery on his knee: Sweep the leg.

  4. Thanks for coming out big dog, can't wait to see some of the other pics you throw up.


  5. I'll be giving out free nymphing lessons again when the river drops (in August). Feel free to join me again, but this time don't fall in. It messes up my concentration...