Wynona’s Big Brown Beaverhead

Okay, so the only brown we caught on the Beaverhead wasn’t big at all, it was a teeny little guy, but we did have two days of primus prime primo dry fly fishing on the Beaverhead catching several nice rainbows.

I caught this fish on a trico right out of the gate.


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The Professor answered immediately with this bank feeder he caught on a double-wing trico pattern.


What to do when you reach the takeout before they’ve shuttled the truck? Impromptu cheese & cracker picnic.


Driving home from Dillon…


Our second day on the Beav we put in at the dam with its scrappy ramp.

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We saw rising fish all day long which was great fun.

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I tried and tried on this pod but couldn’t get one. Here I am starting to get chilly and hungry and wanting to find a fish that was a little hungrier for what I was serving up.


We did find a catch a few more fish, all in all two great days fishing. And for the record we did see a very big, big brown beaver on the Beaverhead. But since I didn’t take a picture of the actual beaver, I will leave you with some video of Cross Canadian Ragweed covering “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”. I know Les Claypool is an avid fly fisherman but the Professor and I saw Cody Canada cover this Primus song a few years ago in New Braunfels and I just feel like seeing some Cross Canadian live…since it seems that won’t be happening for awhile.

7 Responses to “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaverhead”
  1. GFP says:

    “but the beaver was quick….”

    Nice fish chick!

  2. Matt Smythe says:

    Nice fish!
    That’s a great cover. 13 of the last 15 years on the road?! Crazy.

  3. Thanks yall!

    Cross Canadian is a live music juggernaut. It’s the end of an era for them…and ME. I will wait patiently for their triumphant return to the stage

  4. Ritchie the Pelican says:

    Maybe this is your cue to do a live show, FFC.

  5. Maybe this is your cue to do a live show, FFC.  (Quote)

    Well, I will be live at the Austin Fly Fishers Club meeting tomorrow nite at 7pm, talking about fishing and presenting a slideshow.

    not sure it’s a substitute for Cody Canada but I will rock the crowd best I can

  6. Harry says:

    The Beaverhead in the fall! I am soooo jealous and suffering some really serious withdrawall. I haven’t been able to make it out there for the last 3 years! Guess I will have to continue to get my fix vicariously.

    Keep the posts and pics coming Chick.

    Would like to hear Ragweed live-don’t think they have been in my neck of the woods, but I have some of their stuff on my ipod and they are good.

  7. Palmer J says:

    I never would’ve pegged Mr. Claypool for a fly fisherman, maybe more of a dynamite guy…
    I’m always learning something new from the FFC!

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