Fridays on the Fly: 5 Tips for Warm Weather Fly Fishing

first_imgIf you haven’t subscribed to Tom Rosenbauer’s Orvis Fly Fishing Guide podcast now is the time. Rosenbauer is a well regarded fly fishing author and the Marketing Director for Orvis Rod and Tackle, and his experience and knowledge of the sport approach encyclopedic levels. In a recent episode of his podcast, Rosenbauer provided some crucial tips for fly fishing in warmer weather. Below are a few of the tips Tom mentions. Listen to the full episode here to hear the list in its entirety.1. Think small and high.Small mountain streams at higher elevations. That’s the place to be when the mercury starts to rise. Though these fisheries usually require a little more effort to locate and  reach, the pay off is well worth the work. High mountain streams remain much cooler than the big rivers down low where trout tend to shut down when temps reach 70 degrees and above.2. Bring out the dries. Subsurface insect activity tends to hit a lull during the month of August so stock your box with dries and leave some of the nymphs at home.6544909609_cc48023f86_b3. Hit the hole early.There’s always something magical about hitting the stream around day break, and arriving early is increasingly important in August. This is when water temps will be at their lowest point of the day, creating a more hospitable feeding environment for the trout you seek. As Rosebauer says in the aforementioned podcast, morning fishing is preferable to evening fishing because the water has had a chance to cool overnight, whereas water temps can reach their highest point of the day after the sun goes down because the stream has been absorbing heat from the sun for several hours.3. Focus on riffles and other portions of swift moving water.There are a few reasons why trout prefer fast moving water in the warm summer months. For one thing, the swift water obscures the vision of potential predators like ospreys and herons. Riffles also produce more food than still water, carrying terrestrials and aquatic insects directly to the fish so they don’t have to expend valuable energy searching for it.26981143953_40e9c5267e_k4. Keep an eye on water temps. Carry a water thermometer and check the stream temp periodically. When water temps begin to approach and exceed 70 degrees call it day or head for colder water. Because oxygen levels decrease at these temps, trout are less active and tend to become extremely vulnerable. If you do hook up, chances are the fish won’t survive the fight.5. Stock your box with ants and beetles. Rosenbauer considers the the use of these flies as a deadly secret weapon in summer time. These are insects that trout are accustomed to seeing year round, so they usually won’t hesitate to eat one when presented properly. Unlike some of the bigger terrestrials that are so popular in summer like grass hoppers and chernobyl chubbies, ants and beetles are subtle and don’t require as much commitment from a curious trout. If you are fishing the bigger terrestrials consider tying an an ant or beetle dropper.More from the Fridays on the Fly blog:last_img read more

Wizards fire team president Ernie Grunfeld after 16 seasons

first_img Lakers’ LeBron James addresses being shut down, explains offseason motivation 2019 NBA Draft lottery: Knicks, Suns, Cavs close in on best odds for top pick A disappointing season has led to a change at the top for the Wizards as Washington announced Tuesday it has fired team president Ernie Grunfeld.“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes,” Ted Leonsis, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said in a statement.  “I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise.” Grunfeld was hired before 2003-04 and led Washington to a 568-724 record over the last 16 seasons with eight playoff appearances, though the Wizards never advanced past the conference semifinals.Grunfeld was given an extension in May 2017 before the Wizards finished eighth in the Eastern Conference and lost in the first round of the playoffs in 2017-18. Related Newscenter_img After that season, Leonsis wrote a letter to fans and noted “the team’s inconsistency was sometimes frustrating to watch.”“There’s no easy way to talk about a first-round loss. I’m disappointed, the team is disappointed and I know you, our fans, are disappointed,” Leonsis wrote. “Our singular goal in everything we do is to win a championship. You deserve it. Our city deserves it. It remains our first and only priority and I think our team showed this year that we have the pieces to make it happen.”  However, with a roster void of meaningful contributors beyond All-Star Bradley Beal, Washington is currently 32-46 and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.Midseason acquisitions Jabari Parker (15.5 points per game) and Bobby Portis (14.3), are second and third, respectively, in scoring behind Beal, while highly compensated point guard John Wall only played 32 games before being shut down for the season in January with a heel injury.Senior VP of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard will take over Grunfeld’s duties and report to Leonsis as the team searches for a new president.last_img read more

IFL STRAND HOTEL DIVISION 1: COCKHILL CELTIC YOUTHS 5, GLENEELY COLTS 1

first_imgStrand Hotel First Division Report by www.inishowenfl.ieCockhill Celtic Yths 5Gleneely Colts 1 Cockhill opened the scoring on 5 minutes when Daniel Doherty played Alan Fletcher through on goal and after surviving a tackle from the Gleneely keeper Fletcher broke into the box and passed the ball into the net.The home side bossed the early possession and double their lead on 13 minutes when Jack McDaid powered a header past the helpless visiting keeper after a corner delivered into the box by Daniel Doherty.The Youths went three up on the stroke off halftime when Aiden Porter got on the end of a through ball from Michael Noone to chip the advancing keeper from just outside the area and the ball nestled neatly into the keepers empty net.Gleneely battled hard for the first period but fell further behind on 63 minutes when Alan Fletcher got his second and the Youths teams fourth after he glanced a header to the net from an Aiden Porter Right wing cross with the keeper having no chance diving high to his left. Gleneely got their rewards for a gallant effort when Paul Doherty broke a challenge in midfield to advance into the area and won a fifty fifty challenge with Cockhills sub keeper John Campbell to slot home to the empty net with the home defence looking on. Michael Coyle wrapped up the victory for the home side on 82 minutes when he headed to the neat after a great chipped delivery from Shane McClean. IFL STRAND HOTEL DIVISION 1: COCKHILL CELTIC YOUTHS 5, GLENEELY COLTS 1 was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cockhill Celtic YouthsGleneely Coltslast_img read more