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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Stock Grey Reef?

Zach Fisher with a fall brown

The Wyoming Game and Fish have determined that the trout populations are down significantly. They blame a couple year classes not being represented on water flow issues.
They are considering stocking the upper Grey Reef section between the damn and Lusby. They already dumped a bunch of fish at Lusby last fall.
Coincidentally, the average size is up dramatically...from a pound and a half per fish to 2 and quarter pounds per trout. Our catch rates are still good and the size is reminiscent of many years ago. I like big fish and I can not lie. I also like to leave some things be. They will continue to stock downstream and always have. I would rather see them leave the "trophy section" natural(or as natural as can be) and try to deal with water flow issues instead.
We consider a big fish 25"s or better. And we have seen quite a few of these already this year.
Participate in the new poll in the right margin.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Leo's big day!

On Monday, April 19 Leo Schueler of Daniel, WY had a big day on Grey Reef. With guide Rick Aune at the helm and fellow fisherman Dave McNeil in the bow, Leo manage to land 10 fish over 20". This is a true testament to the fisherman and the fishery. At 76, Leo embodies the fly fishing spirit, especially considering he floated the upper in a kick boat the day before. Congrats to Leo and we are looking forward to seeing you again this fall.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mike McDonald has had good success on the North Platte River. Here is just another example. North Platte Lodge and The Reef Fly Shop guide Stu Birdsong posing with a healthy specimen. Jim Peterson in the background.

Friday, April 9, 2010

David's Ailment

David Kramer woke up one morning and was feeling a little strange. He preformed the typical masculine morning ritual of a yawn, rubbed his eyes and...um...a scratch. He quickly discovered the source of his strange feeling. It was a single Bauer Reel attached to a lengthy Scott Fly Rod. He called his dad for advice. His dad quickly called the fly shop to balance the situation.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

WY HB0018 Aquatic Invasive Species

Recently the Wyoming Legislature passed a bill regarding aquatic invasive species. The short of the bill is that residents and out of state boat operators will soon be required to purchase a "permit" to launch on Wyoming waters. The cost is negligible but will help fund awareness and inspections of watercraft. If Wyoming becomes overrun by any of the specified critters it could be devastating to the fishing and our economy. Permits will be available at The Reef Fly Shop and other Wyoming fishing license agents.
Erik Aune

Monday, April 5, 2010

Trajan Fly Fishing Grey Reef

Angler: Trajan Barrett
Age: 15
Hometown: Loveland Colorado
Date: April 1, 2010
Length: 25"

Trajan loved your shop and it is now his favorite destination. You guys rock. Thanks for the great customer service. We'll see you this summer.