Blog Posts - Concho River



Unexpected Run to the River

After doing some maintenance work on the site, I realized for some reason this story never published here from a few weeks ago. I had posted on a kayak fishing forum and our Trailing Hook Journal site, but didn't realize it never got posted here. So...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Aug 19, 2015

A Quick Morning Fly

After two and a half weeks with no days off, I was able to make a short run to the river on Tuesday. I had a very short amount of time to go, but really needed to work on some river film projects i’ve put on the back burner because of my schedul...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 22, 2015

Catching A Break

I had come to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to get out fishing for a while. It’s already been two weeks and I figured it would be a few more. But around 8pm last night, a few things changed. I was released from prior obligations and sudde...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 1, 2015

Rising Water

This makes the third week in a row that my day off falls on a monsoon, so the kayak stays in the garage. I don't get along well with heavy rains and rivers anymore. I can't/won't complain about the rain, it's too precious to this parched land. W...
by Scent of a Fisherman on May 20, 2015

Last River Trip of 2014

I thought last week would be my last river trip of the year, but things worked out for me again this Tuesday. After sitting down on Monday and trying to figure out how I could make it happen, I opted for a quick trip down a stretch of river I have...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Dec 17, 2014

A Peaceful Day Off

I'm one of those people who seem to have a hundred things going at once. I'm usually getting pulled in every direction and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. About 10% is actual work related, and the other 90% is things i'm passionate abou...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Dec 10, 2014

A Well Needed Day Off

 It's been nearly six weeks since I have been able to get on the water. Work has gone crazy and you have to get it while you can. Hopefully this will be the longest stretch until next year. It's always tough around this time, but six weeks real...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Oct 2, 2014

Fishing the South Concho

 Our day started off with a major setback as my son and I prepared for an all day fishing marathon on the river. We knew this would be the last opportunity we'd have to fish like this because of school starting and my job about to get crazy. It...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Aug 13, 2014

The Battle was On

Me vs. Mother Nature. It's been in the 90's with a few 100's over the past few weeks and will continue through the rest of the week. But today, my only day off, it started in the upper 40's with high winds and storms a brewin'. I knew this morning...
by Scent of a Fisherman on May 17, 2014

The Day O' Dinks

But what a great day it was. I'm starting to get days off again, so I always make the best of them...regardless of the ever present wind. I dropped the kids off and made the twenty mile trek to the river. I was on the water by 8:30. The wind was n...
by Scent of a Fisherman on May 10, 2014

Nice Day Between Fronts

Hot, cold, hot, cold, hot, cold. Someone just keeps on messing with the outside thermostat. I was able to get out during the one day warm spell on Tuesday, my day off. The projected forecast called for a high of 65 and 25-35 mph winds, so I took my t...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Feb 6, 2014

Frustrating but Beautiful Day on the River

While lots of the US is getting snowed in, it was another beautiful day here on the South Concho. It started off a bit chilly at 30, but warmed up to 60 by noon. As I had said in another post, I was going out today to try out some new furled leade...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jan 21, 2014

It's cold....tooooo cold

So I would rather think of the good days to come and not the cold wind hitting my face like a bat.Maybe a sunny summer afternoon, high around 83, light breeze, oh, and the fish are biting. Yeah, I think i'll be ok for a little while now. :)...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jan 7, 2014

Goodbye 2013!

It has been an amazing year, but i'm glad it's done and we can get started with 2014. It has also been a tough year. Lots of ups and downs, but we made it through with flying colors. Last years resolutions were met and new ones were made. From last y...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jan 3, 2014

The Story of my Life

"The art of fly fishing is not easily mastered. But the art of humility...now that,  I am a master."    -Great Scott  While going through my normal daily forum reads, I came across a thread that got me thinking about this par...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Dec 31, 2013

A Change of Seasons

It's been a week since Nicholas and I got back from the Pecos River, and I was in dire need to go do some fishin'. Normally it takes about thirty minutes to get everything ready to go and get loaded up for a trip to the water. This time was a little...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Nov 18, 2013

New Fly Box

 I recently purchased the NRS Chinook PFD from Austin Canoe and Kayak. This is by far the best life jacket I have ever had. The high back is perfect for my Skwoosh kayak seat and I can leave the thing on all day without it ever becoming uncomfor...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Nov 5, 2013

A Quick Run for the River

Wednesday began as any other, work work work. Then at 12:30, I had the opportunity to leave and I flew out the door. I raced home, grabbed my yak and gear, and hauled to the river. I decided it was a fly fish only trip today. I was on the water by...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Oct 25, 2013

Hows about...NO!

 I ran across these pics from a fishing trip a while back. The minute I saw them, I felt the same I did the day it happened.   I had been fishing the South Concho most of the day, and I got out of the kayak to stretch my legs. About th...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Sep 12, 2013

South Concho Flyfishing

Finally had a chance to get out on the water yesterday. I decided the day before that I would get out the fly gear and leave my regular arsenal at home this trip. We used to do this all the time, just not in recent years, where we just have a day eve...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 25, 2013


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