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Archive for December, 2010

A Thaw is Taking Place……

Wed….Dec 29, 2010……Temps have finally rebounded in the NC High Country and a big thaw has begun. Ice has been an issue on all waters the past few days, we postponed trips on 12-29 (today) and tomorrow 12-30 due to too much ice on the water. As of this morning, the only fishable small streams nearby are the streams of Surry and Wilkes Counties. A lot of waters have been frozen to the point of being unfishable. Things will be changing though, and after the thaw fishing should be excellent.

I guided Dr Gregg Taylor, his son Ross and brother-in-law John to a 25 fish day amid some icy flows and some very challenging conditions. We did ok on nymphs and there were stretches with lots of ice on the water. Have two trips coming up, one wit Dr Spencer Tilley and his son Nathan, and on Saturday a trip with Marty Hurley. Should have some great reports soon…..have a great evening.

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
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Challenging Day…..

Tues….Dec 28, 2010…..Guided Gregg, John, and Ross Taylor today…..it was chilly, lots of snow on the ground and lots of ice in the river. The first spot we had planned to fish we had to move on. So much ice in and on the water that it was unfishable. So we hopped in the truck and drove an hour to another water and we caught fish but we worked real hard for every one of them. Caught them on McEggs, smal, bead head Gold Nuggets, and assorted small nymph droppers. Ended up with about 25 or so, all rainbows……..but quite alright by me.

Hard to believe Christma

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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Whew…..What a Chilly Morn…..

Tues….Dec 28, 2010…..Teens but a warm up coming. Its early, guiding Greg, Ross, and John Taylor today. Expecting a good day….once it warms up a bit. I am expecting the best fishing from about 12noon til 4pm….we’ll see if that holds true. Have a great day, more to come……

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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Winter Storm Raging…….Still…!

Mon….Dec 27, 2010…..Winter is raging, and while most of the snow is over in area, its still going on….from the NWS office in Blacksburg theres a Winter Storm Warning for the NW NC mtns, SW and Central Va…..snow continues, and also high winds up to 60mph and snow/blowing snow…..with an additional accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. One location near a fishing spot I guide on quite a bit got near 30 inches and its still going strong. Looks like the highs today will struggle to get over 20F with tomorrow’s high near 35F. Tomorrow is a much better bet for fishing. We will be out on a three person Guided trip with Dr. Greg Taylor and family. Should be a good day. Fishing pretty challenging today, that is getting to the river and also finding a parking spots suitable. Last winter was a similar pattern and so far it looks a whole like what this year is going to be like. Man global warming is killing us….

Today is a great day to tie flies for sure, and as well as a good day to enjoy a crackling fire and some hot coffee……..Tying Flies, A warm fire, and hot coffee……Think I’ll do that.

Have a great one

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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Merry White Christmas….!

Sat…..Dec 25, 2010…….Merry Christmas…..a white one as was predicted…..! Hope you enjoy a great time with you family and friends…..and thanks again for your business this past season.

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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Merry Christmas Everyone….

Fri……Dec. 24, 2010……Finished up with all shopping and work and now time to celebrate with family and friends. Also I want to thank you for your faithful support this year it has been a great year. Thank you, thank you……thank yo so very much.

Also thanks to the Lord for all he has blessed us with, including you as customers and friends. May His peace and joy be yours this Christmas season….!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood…….

Thurs…..Dec 23, 2010…….What a gorgeous day, its nice here but cold as the Yukon in the Hills. Snow flakes will be flying both here and there over the next few days. Wish I had been on the water today as the fishing has been excellent but lots of Christmas work to do here today, especially fly orders and Gift Certificates. The elves will work overtime tonight for sure.

We will be providing service through 3pm tomorrow. For last minute trip gifts we can do Gift Certificates electronically and send your printable certificate by email or even directly to your recipient. Trips and instruction make great gifts as they are investments in skill and relationships…..both of which grow greatly in the outdoors with a fly rod in hand.

Had a great day of winter action with Bob Stanford and Mac Cheek…..these guys can fish….they put between 65 and 70 fish in the net and hooked three huge citation sized rainbows and landed two. All with a foot of melting snow and 3-6ft ice banks on the banks of the river. Fishing is phenomenal right now, and just as is normally the case with cold weather fishing we are catching good numbers of trophy sized fish……simply put the big guys still eat when its cold. I’d love to show you, Let’s go Fishing!

Have a great day today…..and Merry Christmas

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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Fantastic Day of Snow and Ice Nymphing…….

Wed….Dec 22, 2010……..what started as a great day ended up much the same. Guiding Mac Cheek and Bob Stanford today and we finished with about 65 fish or so, it was excellent. Two citation fish landed and a third on, today was not fishing it was catching. The water is rising due to the large amount of snow and ice and the higher flows are steady but just right to turn the fish on. I have always said that fish put the feedbags on when it gets like this, and the big fish in particular go one the feed. That proved true again today as so many times before……..

The higher flows are coming from about a foot of melting snow together with a three to six foot wall of ice slabs and chunks that lines both banks of the river. If it will continue this slow melt and the river does not refreeze we are in for some great fishing in the coming weeks. Its been a good week so far, five citation sized fish and two of those on dry flies…its been a great week.

Looks like January is going to be a good month as well as trip bookings are coming on pretty good……..Let’s Go Fishing!

Have a great evening and Merry Christmas!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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Good Morning Of Fishing……

Wed. …….Dec. 22, 2010……..Had a perfect day so far, guiding Mac Cheek and Bob Stanford. We have done pretty well, a lot of melt and runoff is taking place and the big guys are eating. We have caught 10 fish, the first 3 fish in the net two of them were citation rainbows, one 22-23" beast, and one 24-25" beast…..told Bob….."I guess you could call this steelheading….." More to come, and some snow is coming too!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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Rainbows on Ice …….Oh How Nice

Wed….Dec 22, 2010……..Cold but not as cold as it has been, headed out for some more icebox fishing. Guiding Mac Cheek and Bob Stanford today, expecting another great day of nymphing. The water is rising from a little melting, should only help us….more to come. Enjoy your day today….!

Jeff

Jeff Wilkins Fly Fishing
"Where Fly Fishing is a Professional Passion"
3703 Windspray Court
Summerfield, NC 27358
336.944.3628
http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com

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