Archive for January, 2010

Great Water Fly Fishing Expo 2010

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

After nearly two weeks of early spring weather ol’man winter has brought us back to reality. Fortunately this year as we head to the Great Waters Expo in St. Charles, Illinois, this weekend the weather is absent of any major snow/ice storms. This will be the first year in three that we have not had to deal with any adverse conditions hindering the attendance at the show. If you are in the greater Chicago area and are looking to get excited about spring and summer fishing please check out this years Great Waters Expo, held on the grounds of Pheasant Run Resort. We are looking forward to seeing both old friends and new!

Capt. Steven Kuieck

Easy in January?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I had to finally put the office duties aside and grab my dad to hit the water. 2010 is looking to be on track with 2008 for bookings so if you are on the fence about a guide trip or a get-a-way at the lodge don’t wait too long or your opportunity to join us might slip away.

With a short made-to-order day on the river in store we started the day with fat lines and floats only to abandon the technique due to line ice and a persistent East breeze that made mending challenging from time to time.  The river is flowing a very nice rate currently but the clarity is very clear. Small nymphs and very pale egg patterns are effective. Today the fish preferred nymphs- small stones, fry, and Anton hex patterns. Surprisingly with the 34-35 degree water temperatures the steelhead were very fast and long fighters. Pictured is my dad- Capt. Tom with a nice buck from today.

Capt. Steven Kuieck

Indiana on the Fly 10′

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth at the Indiana on the Fly show in Indianapolis this weekend! We look forward to seeing you again throughout the year on the river. I would also like to thank Patti Beasley for running another great show again this year; we are looking forward to 2011!

Capt. Steven Kuieck

I’ll stay inside today!

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Happy New Year!

Brrrr, a whole 15 degrees outside today- I used to be man enough to fish in this weather but now I wait for the mid-twenties. The weather forecast is calling for below normal temperatures for the next few days so you may have to be patient before I can post some 2010 chrome.

We will be kicking off show season the end of this week in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana on the Fly- Fly Fishing and Wing Shooting Show. Captains Tom Kuieck, Don Graham, and myself will be there debuting our newly re-done show booth and as always greeting new and old friends. I hope to see you there!

Capt. Steven Kuieck