Fishing Reports

The fishing reports page has been a favorite for a while now, and we try to keep it updated regularly. For the most part, it’s a blog of Nathaniel Linville and the fishing he does with guides that he’s lucky enough to fish with though occasionally we’ll post a guest report from one of our friends on a trip they took. Good days, bad days, success and failure, they’re all here. Photos accompany the report when they’re available, but if you want straight photos the best place to look is the photo gallery.

Getting current/Hawley Results

June 10, 2017 Comments Off on Getting current/Hawley Results

I’ve been a bad blogger recently, and have a fair amount to make up on these pages. Between the shop being busier than usual and the upcoming Gold Cup, I’m stretched as thin as usual in June. That said I haven’t been stretched too thin to get out on the water, and in addition to…

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Goldenfly 2017 Results + our fishing

May 29, 2017 Comments Off on Goldenfly 2017 Results + our fishing

The Golden Fly came to an end this past Wednesday, and it turned out to be a challenging few days for us. The fishing was at times good but never easy, and I’d like to congratulate Julian Robertson and Rich Campiola for their first place finish. Herewith, the details of our fishing: Day One (prefish…

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Two days with John O’Hearn

May 20, 2017 Comments Off on Two days with John O’Hearn

In the beginning of the week, I fished with John O’Hearn for two days. Weather has since moved in, and while it looks like things are going to turn around in time for the Golden Fly this Monday the wind at the moment is howling its way into all of our faces. Monday was a…

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Fishing with Kat and Simon Becker/Ian Slater and Jake Brownscombe the “Science Man”

May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing with Kat and Simon Becker/Ian Slater and Jake Brownscombe the “Science Man”

Last Saturday I fished with Kat and Simon Becker. Another (sigh) cold front had rolled through the day before, and while the fishing wasn’t completely shut down the fish were clearly going to be unhappy with the recent turn for the worse. We started early under some heavy cloud cover and heavy wind, and Simon…

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Monday with Ian Slater

May 5, 2017 Comments Off on Monday with Ian Slater

On Monday I fished with Ian Slater. With the Goldenfly now rapidly approaching and tournament preparations put on hold during the tough early season weather, the pressure was on to make something happen on a day that was (finally) nice. We got an early start, and while we were in a reasonable location for some…

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Fishing Yesterday/Last Week with John/Improving Conditions

April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing Yesterday/Last Week with John/Improving Conditions

The awful early season weather we had has finally passed, and it seems that things are heating up in serious ways. I last left the reports off last week, which leaves me writing this report in the beautiful weather (and after a great day of fishing yesterday) about heading out with John O’Hearn into the…

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Getting Current, last week with Ian and Simon

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Getting Current, last week with Ian and Simon

With this report I hope to be current on the fishing I’ve been up to. If you have been keeping up with the weather and fishing reports from the Keys, it’s no surprise that the fishing has been hard. The weather that rolled through in the Merkin has stayed, preventing anything from getting right. What…

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Last week in two parts, yesterday with Ray Fetcher

April 11, 2017 Comments Off on Last week in two parts, yesterday with Ray Fetcher

Last week I was able to get out on the water two days. Both were invitations to fish with friends of mine–on Monday I joined Howard Davis fishing with Ian Slater, and yesterday I joined John Kelleher fishing with John O’Hearn. I’ll start with the earlier of the days, with Howard and Ian. I was excited…

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Fishing with Aaron and Vicky

March 31, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing with Aaron and Vicky

On Tuesday I fished with Vicky (my mother), and Aaron Snell. My parents have been in town since Friday last, and are fishing with Aaron this week. I had the day off and was invited to join them, and I was glad for the chance to get out during a time I had no fishing…

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Fishing with Ian Slater and Carson

March 26, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing with Ian Slater and Carson

On Monday of last week, after the Everglades sadness and the Merkin euphoria wore off, I went fishing for a day with Ian and Carson Alexander. Carson and I split the day with Ian, and it was an opportunity for me to have some fun with friends and just go fishing without a tournament or…

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Fishing with Steve and Chad

March 23, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing with Steve and Chad

In the late part of last week (before the Merkin, though I have already uploaded that report) I traveled to the Everglades to fish with Steve and Chad for the six. We had pushed the trip back two days due to weather, so while the wind had howled heavy on Monday it was a low…

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March Merkin 2017, our fishing + results

March 19, 2017 Comments Off on March Merkin 2017, our fishing + results

The March Merkin ended three days ago, and while I haven’t yet completed the report from the Everglades I’m making an effort to write things down while they’re fresh in my head so this one will have to come first. The forecast was scheduled to be a complete shutdown, a wicked cold front rolling in the…

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Earlier in the week with Ian Slater, joined by Blane Woodfin

March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Earlier in the week with Ian Slater, joined by Blane Woodfin

Before the front we’re currently experiencing I took a few days to fish with Ian Slater earlier in the week. On Monday we were joined by Blane Woodfin, a friend of mine through the shop. We were again strictly focused on permit, and as these two would be the last two days I had to…

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Fishing with John and Chad

February 25, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing with John and Chad

Earlier in the week I fished with John O’Hearn and we were joined by Chad “Chadillac 305” Huff. Chad’s been honing his permit blade ever since getting his first (and second, in a wade-off win) with John and me in August, and we were hoping that this trip was going to be a chance at…

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Fishing Earlier in the Week

February 17, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing Earlier in the Week

On Tuesday I again got out with Ian Slater for a day of Merkin preparation. We’ve had a good run together recently, an as there’s nothing quite as nice as momentum we welcomed the chance to do it again. The weather was nice but incredibly calm and we figured we would have to wade if…

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Fishing the last two days with Ian Slater

February 11, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing the last two days with Ian Slater

After the Cuda Bowl I’ve decided to devote the balance of my efforts to permit fishing leading up to the March Merkin. Ian and I had a few days off together, and hatched a plan to get out and permit fish. We had some decent weather, and though there haven’t been tons of permit around…

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Cuda Bowl Results/Our Fishing

February 6, 2017 Comments Off on Cuda Bowl Results/Our Fishing

The Cuda Bowl finished up last week, and as usual I fished with John Benvenuto. We were joined by Kat, who I was happy to have on our team (even though we would technically be competing against one another). John and I have had a great run in the tournament over the years, and fishing…

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Fishing with Steve and Chad, finally current

January 31, 2017 Comments Off on Fishing with Steve and Chad, finally current

In the middle of last week I traveled again to Everglades City in pursuit of the 6 with Steve Huff. Chad came along to assist with the last 8 feet if needed, and together we formed a team of children poorly disguised as fisherman. On the Sunday leading up to our scheduled days a wicked…

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Getting Current

January 27, 2017 Comments Off on Getting Current

I’m well aware that since I returned from New Zealand these reports have suffered. In an attempt to start with the ongoing updates, I’m going to give a quick rundown of what’s been going on since New Zealand, then a more in-depth report of fishing with Steve and Chad Huff in the next day or…

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GUEST REPORT, Kathryn Vallilee New Zealand

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on GUEST REPORT, Kathryn Vallilee New Zealand

  Hi party people, it’s me, Kat. Below are some cool photos from our New Zealand trip. With 12 days worth of awesome trout fishing, we figured it’d be best not to go through every detail. I have to mention the guides that made it all possible: Paul McDonald, Derek Nees, and Sean Andrews (From…

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