Thursday, June 28, 2012
Having to finish (start) a project that I started (should have started) a month ago and this week I was contacted about a possible new job, so things have been a little faster paced than I expected. Not to mention that I'm going up to my uncles cabin in NY next week, to max relax and hopefully wet a line or two.
So in the meantime hold your horses and watch this. Christmas in July, anyone? (Disclaimer: foul language abounds. But that is offset by the fact that it's a Christmas tree covered in friggin bacon!)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Maybe not you're first fish (depending on age) but the first one that mattered. The one that made you realize that there just might be something in trying to slip a piece of steel through a fishes jawbone and showing your mastery of it.
The first time that you realized that this was not the most important thing in fishing.
There is something about your first that's magical. You're first wild trout or your first steelhead. The first never seems to be the biggest fish, the hardest fight or the world class trophy. But it is the most endearing.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This caddis emerger pattern is smooth, silky, and oh so buggy in the water. Fish this one right in the film or just under the surface.
Golden Crane Caddis
Body: Tan Spectrablend
Rib: Copper Wire
Wing: Gold Mallard Flank
Monday, June 11, 2012
You work at catching any fish you can. Then you target specific fish. Trout. Bass. Tarpon. Carp. Then the biggest versions of said chosen fish you can get your greedy little hooks into.
Some will then deviate via the gear. Ultralight. Only fiberglass. Only Dry flies. Shall I shudder and say tandem rigs? Like monkeys into man we walk the span that most fly fishers already have and will tomorrow. It's evolution.
But it looks like there's a growing number of anglers that are devolving.
I've heard whispers around the Internet and read forbidden texts about a style of fishing where it's not the biggest and the baddest but the smallest and humblest that are the quarry.
I first heard of it on a blog post talking about a Daiwa rod that, to my naivety, I thought was a new Tenkara rod. In a way I was right. But then again I couldn't have been more wrong.
This post linked to one by Tenkarabum(TB). After reading that one I was both shocked and befuddled. Did someone really land a blacknosed dace??
TB referred to them as minnow rods and I think that is a very apt description. Very soft rods to feel the power of very small fish.
I can see the appeal. Sort of.
The appeal is that these rods open up those waters small enough to step over; with an environment that is just barely friendlier to life than the surface of Mars. Or those waters that you know get stocker trout but have been overfished and only the fingerlings are left.
Waters you wouldn't have given the time of day to you could now court, romance, maybe even love.
But I would worry about getting that one fish on that is to powerful for these petite rods. A fish that can't be controlled could easily be played to the point of a fatality. And I feel that would be the irresponsibility of the fisherman.
But on waters you know couldn't support fish over the certified size of a dink: oh, the fun to be had!
I don't know if I personally am read to dive into this subspecies of Tenkara quite yet. And as for the bait casting version of this; all I can ask is what kind of bait do you use to catch slightly bigger bait?
But I do look forward to seeing if this mentality of fishing works its way out of the shadows and more anglers embrace devolving.
Friday, June 8, 2012
This isn't about that. Sort of.
|Gee, Scobby, don't look like|
fish are in there!
I'm not getting into what I did, where I did it and who it was with. That would ruin the surprise. This story starts on the way back from the testing.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
To respond, he's created some newfangled what's-it called
Monday, June 4, 2012
What I've done it brought Flyfishinado to Social Media.
I'm dabbling my feet in this since Social Media gives me the mixed feeling of eating to many chili dogs prior to getting on the merri-go-round. So to start I've opened a Twitter account and a Youtube Channel.
Youtube has an action packed video of some trout rising out of a pool on my local beat (well, about as action packed as any video of trout rising can be) and Twitter allows me to zap my inanities straight to you. Day and night. Forever. (I would also like to apologize for everything beforehand. My doctor does say I'm getting better. I promise.)
So let's link up, plug in, or whatever catch words they're using this month, and let the craziness begin.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I've been spending my weekends in the Philly area with thoughts of moving down here in the somewhat near future. Since I really don't know the are to well, especially what to expect from the fisheries down here, I started doing a little research. That's how I stumbled upon Fly Fishing in Philadelphia. This was the first link I clicked on and I spent the next hour wandering about the site.
Honestly, the site isn't just a blog, but I linked to the blog part above. The postings are short and sweet, but are concise and really well written. Only about 50% are Philly specific so a lot of the content is universal.
the other sections of the site contain bits about fishing with the family, great spots in the area(which I've already fished some and have to agree) and a gear review section.
All in all a great litte piece of the internet.