Thursday, May 26, 2011

No Seal Bombs Needed!

In this case, let 'em eat their fill!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Salt Chucking on the Narrows

We had a great day at Narrows Park. Full of casting practice, and one fish released, but not in the hand...........Jerry plays with them too much! But he had two witnesses, so I guess I can believe he caught one. 8^) It was a great tide change to fish and the skies held back the rain. There were definitely fish there, as the bait fish were a hopping! And the seals were present too........not sure that is a good thing, but it is an indicator. Erin got some excellent casting practice on his new rig and us guys closed up the day with some great fellowship at the Tides for dinner. Thank you men for a great day on the water! Thank you God for an awesome day and great men to spend it with! Amen!

Erin working his new rig.

Steve wetting the line.

Shane, Jerry, and Shawn casting to hopeful waters. And where Jerry caught his.

Shane workin' it.

Again, it was an excellent day! And I got to play with my new toy - GoPro HD Hero Naked video camera. Way too much fun! I got to get the head strap mount so I can fish and film at the same time, giving a new POV for the fly fishing experience.

Flies used: Snot Darts (orange), Chum Baby (natural, blue), Ferguson Green and Silver, Sili Shrimp (orange), Clouser Minnow (red).

Thanks again men for a great day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Steelhead Dreams

Makes my mouth water!

Steelhead Dreams

Part 1

Part 2 - You have to go to the actual website to watch it.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 26 Next gathering night - Casting


We will be meeting for our next monthly gathering on May 26, 7 pm, OSLC West Campus. We will be focusing on casting that night, so bring your rods and reels so we can rig up and practice. I will give beginner lessons that night too, so if you haven't cast a fly rod yet, bring some patients. We'll get you off to a good start.

See you there!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Salmon: Running the Gauntlet by PBS

Watch the full episode. See more Nature.

Phenomenal video. I bought a copy to show at a later date.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mayflies on the Window Screen

Well, it is Definitely spring time AND fishing season - officially by state reg.s anyway, despite a lot being open year round. Why?

There is a Mayfly on my window screen! Now that is God telling me it's time to fish! And you know what is odd about this? I have no creeks, rivers, or real lakes around my house to fish. There are entryway ponds at a housing development a 1/4 mile away, another pond that is just a persons personal pond and sort of a swamp, mainly for drainage runoff collection, an 1/8 mile away, but other than that, nothing.

Besides the excitement of being blessed with this insect gracing my house, why make a deal of this? Because it is time to start matching the hatch for sure! I believe this one to be a Blue Wing Olive. If I had fishing opportunities around my house, this is what I'd be tying on.

So pay attention to the guides and river reports, use their knowledge to match the hatch. And if you don't get that info ahead of time, take a half hour of your morning to look at the evidence of what is hatching, like the grass, bushes, rocks, for carcasses or shucks, etc. Pick rocks out of the river bed and check what's clinging to them. Then try yo match the hatch and go fish.

Or, if your lucky like me, check your window screens...........8^)