L. Sac, New engine, and the Ashes of America Flags

Saturday was my first day off in 3 weeks. Teach all week, Guide all weekend makes for some brutal weeks. So with a day off saturday I mowed the lawn, had band practice, cleaned out our old house as escrow closes tuesday, and droped my Lowe off to get its new 60hp evinrude Etec put on it. Great weather and a great day around the house and town with the family.

Sunday guided the Lower Sacramento with my good buddy and guide Ryan Johnston. Ryan along with being a guide is the founder of Cast Hope a great organization aimed at taking youth and their mmentors fly fishing. Check it out as I am a part of it to. We floated from the RV park down to Balls Ferry and fishing was great. Both of us hooked 50+ fish and put 30-40 in the boat. Most fish were 14-16" with about a dozen or so around 18". Clarity was good and flows were pretty still low. Good bugs were the Jimmy Leggs, King Prince, Amber wing Prince, and some new stuff I have been working on.

Also if you have been living on Mars for the last 10 years or have been in a self imposed "I don't want to be cool exhile" and you haven't heard about the greatest American Rock and Roll band sense Elvis...named Wilco you need to check out the DVD "Ashes of American Flags" ..... I love this BAND!!! and any self respecting beer drinking fly fisherman will to. Required listening - albums: Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, A Ghost is Born, Sky Blue Sky, Being There
Hogan Brown