Reel Time Blog

January 11, 2018

Stay Happy and Healthy: Go Fishing

Stay Happy and Healthy: Go Fishing Fishing is a rewarding sport that can be exciting and relaxing at the same time. It is also a wonderful and often overlooked way for anyone to burn calories while having fun in the outdoors. Many people assume fishing just means sitting around in a boat or on the bank waiting for a bobber to go under, but it can be so much more than that. In reality, there are many types of fishing […]
December 11, 2017

Troutfest Donation

Troutfest Donation Reel Deal Anglers has donated a 3 night 2 day guided overnight camping trip good for the 2018 season for their fundraiser. Please check out their website and/or Facebook page for more details. We look forward to getting the highest bidder out for some great action on the water Troutfest Texas 2018!! February 16 – 18, 2018 GRTU’s Troutfest Texas is the largest event of its kind in Texas and brings out a crowd of over 3,000 people interested […]
December 11, 2017
Fly fishing Green River Wyoming

WOMEN WELCOME

WOMEN FISHERS WELCOME December 11, 2017 Today, I read the NY TIMES’ article on: “Fly Fishing Targets Women as a Source for Growth” RDA has always and will always welcome ladies of any age to get out on the water and enjoy a great day of fishing. I welcome you to read a comment by one of our trips taken by a wonderful woman this past season below. Reviewed September 1, 2017 Big Fish & A Great Guide for Mom’s […]
November 1, 2017

Wyoming Game and Fish Regional Newsletter

Wyoming Game and Fish Regional Newsletter Here’s a link to the Fall 2017 Wyoming Game and Fish Regional Newsletter: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/PDF/Regional%20Offices/Jackson/2017_Oct_Jackson.pdf As always, there’s some good and bad news but, fortunately there’s more good than bad!
September 8, 2017

MASTERING THE MOUSE RETRIEVE

MASTERING THE MOUSE RETRIEVE Looking to catch big fish? Maybe it’s time to use a big fly! Mouse-patterned retrieves are designed to resemble live mice and attract larger fish looking for a bigger meal! But it’s not just about casting the mouse and waiting – you need to have the mouse simulate what the real thing would look like in the water. It’s not just a fly – it’s a proven technique to catch yourself some big trout! The Mouse […]
August 21, 2017

How Fish Behave During a Solar Eclipse

How do fishes react to total solar eclipses? Stéphan G. Reebs Université de Moncton, Canada 2007-2013   People who are interested in the time sense of animals are naturally curious about the reactions of animals to total eclipses of the sun. For the few minutes of totality, when the whole sun disk is obscured by the passing moon, light levels at the surface of the earth are as low as they would be during twilight. If this happens in the […]
August 10, 2017

Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Outfit

Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Outfit When choosing a new fly fishing setup, today’s angler is faced with a multitude of options, and the choices are enough to make a neophyte’s head spin. This article will explain the most important factors to consider when looking at different rods, reels, and fly lines, as well as how to match them together to create an outfit that meets each angler’s specific needs. Understanding Fly Rod Length, Weight, Action, And Construction A fly […]
August 1, 2017

World Recreational Fishing Conference 

Finsights #11– When scientists get together to talk fish A couple weeks ago I attended the 8th World Recreational Fishing Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada. This gathering of 380 people from 22 countries included fisheries scientists, managers, students, and other fishy folk. We spent three and a half days giving and listening to presentations on topics such as citizen science, monitoring and assessment of recreational fisheries, understanding angler behavior, use and challenges of catch-and-release, and engagement of fishers in the management process. […]
July 16, 2017
New Fork River Pinedale Wyoming Fishing Guides

September/October to Remember!!!!!!

September/October to Remember!!!!!! 7.16.2017 The upcoming September/October to remember might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, as a lot of the old timers are telling me. This season we have been experiencing the 200-300 year flood from the massive snowpacks. What does this mean? It means the necessary ingredients are in place for a September/October to remember; these ingredients are cool water temps, abundant dissolved oxygen, lots of bugs, both wet and dry and plenty of flows and supply, […]
July 5, 2017

Rock Springs Airport vs Jackson Hole Airport

Rock Springs Airport vs Jackson Hole Airport 7.6.2017  Speaking to so many people each season I frequently get asked the question on whether it’s a better option to fly into the Rock Springs Airport or the Jackson Hole Airport when planning to fly in to Wyoming to fish with Reel Deal Anglers.  Each airport is approx 1.5 hours from Pinedale and there’s no question that during the summer season the Jackson Hole Airport has a huge advantage on flights to […]