It's been an interesting summer to say the least. No Alaska for me due to covid, I spent a summer home for the first time in 13 years and I tried to make the most of it. I've explored waters that I had previously never fished, mostly the East, West, and Main Stem of the Delaware River. Its a technical trout fishery that is heavily fished but holds lots of quality trout. Its been a cool challenge trying to crack the code on the fishery and every time I fish it I come away learning something new. There are many techniques, tactics, and presentations that you may have to use in order to be successful on these super educated trout but it's a very rewarding fishery when it all comes together. There's been a lot of hours spent dialing in flies on the vice and on the road traveling back and forth but I'm at a point where I feel confidant offering up guide trips on the Delaware for trout. If anyone is interested I will start doing trips in September until the King Salmon start showing up on the Salmon River.
The other great part about being home has been the quality time with family. I don't often have the time to take my wife and nephews (and nieces) fishing with my busy guide schedule but time was something I had plenty of this summer and I tried to take advantage as often as I could.