Sunday, March 3, 2013

Three Day Road Trip to California


Today I am watching a light snow fall the first week of March in Jasper Alabama. That kind of weather is a little odd for this part of the country this time of the year. The temps never got out of the 30’s all day and for me that is stay inside weather. It gave me a chance to put together a collection of flies for my son to use when he moves to California next week. I will be making the trip with him to help out with the driving. It is a 3 day trip from Jasper to Marysville California, where he will be working as a travel RN for the next 3 months. After that assignment he will move to Oregon to do another 3 month stint. I am hoping he will find Dad some good streams to fish when my wife and I make the trip out there this summer. He will work a four day week so he said he will have time to explore. One of the flies I put in his fly box was the Auseable Bomber by Mark at Fishing Small Streams.  
A great dry dropper setup--I will have to give it a try as a stand alone dry also

 
Another pattern that I will put in his fly box is the Bomber pattern that Alan of  Small Streams Reflections fishes. I consider Alan and Mark experts when it comes to fishing dry flies--so any dry they are fishing I am on!!!

I have actually fished Alan's  Bomber this past season and landed a number of rainbows using it without a dropper fly. In fact my profile image is one of the best rainbows I landed last year using Alan’s Bomber.
Alan's Bomber worked magic with this bow.
I couldn’t end today’s post without sharing a clip using the dry/dropper setup. This will be one of the first setups I use this season
 
I plan on taking lots of photos on the way out, and hope to share some with you guys when I get back next weekend-----
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

Howard said...

Excellent post as usual Bill. Those are pretty nice flies and do the job. Good luck to you and your son with the move.

Rainbow Chaser said...

Drive careful and be on the safe side! I am sure you will enjoy your trip and all you can see in a three day trip. Looking forward to your posts on your trip.

Brk Trt said...

Bill I hope you and your son find some wonderful fishing out west. Make that "Bomber" earn its keep.
Looking forward to your photos.

Joel D said...

Good luck Bill. Great little dries!

Blake said...

safe travels to the two of you and much success to his explorations in some new country

Trail The Outdoors said...

Great looking flies Bill! Hopefully the California streams treat you and your flies well. Good luck out there and drive safe.

Dwayne said...

Nice video!

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I can’t wait to use the Useable pattern by Mark------- I feel it will produce like the Bomber by Alan. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I know the drive will be a killer, but I didn’t want my son to try to make it on his own especially after doing the Tuesday night shift before we leave Wednesday morning. I will fly back home. Thanks for your comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
He will have the time to scout out some good places before I make it back for the summer. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Joel---I am really into these Bomber patterns

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
This will be a trip to get my son out there---no time on this trip for exploring—he starts work on Monday--we get there on Friday. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Trail
I will give the streams a try this summer when my wife and go back for a visit. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Dwayne
Glad you enjoyed the video--I like any video clip on utube dealing with fly fishing--thanks for the comment

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Have a great trip out, Bill. I don't know if even the bomber could help me with my dry fly fishing, but it looks like a winner! Northern Cali is a pretty place.

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Emily
I wish we were coming closer to Colorado, so we could meet you. This is a rushed trip, the only objective is to get my son out that way and for me to fly back Sunday.