I had 4 Fly Fisherman on board for a run to The Rock last week. They told me first thing in the morning that they wanted to use nothing but Fly gear, even if it meant getting skunked, and for me "not to worry about it"... Yea Right... They just asked that I try to keep them in less than 50' of water, preferably 15-30', and try to put them over fish. They would do the rest. Jeez, that seems simple..
Over the course of the day, they had probably 30+fish follow flys right back to the boat, but just wouldnt strike, including a few in the 20lb. class. They ended up hooking about 8 fish, but with the barbless hooks, only 3 made it to the boat. 2 about 4-6lbs and one about 8lbs. There has never been a happier crew to go 3 for 8 at Stannard Rock
They were a really great group of guys from all over the country. 2 from California, 1 from Wyoming, and one from Washington. They have been all over the world together from Russia to New Zealand, and 3 of the 4 are full time guides out west. They had their sh*t together, and didnt have any of the typical "look down on you" attitude I see from most of those guys. They showed a true appreciation for the lake, and for Stannard Rock. They have 2 days booked for 2014 already, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do on the next trip!
As always, I wish I would have shot more video. But here is a short clip from that day...