Saturday, May 23, 2009

Farm Ponds are Gems...


On Friday, I drove a 1/2 mile down the road to one of my favorite spot on the stream in front of my house. On my first cast with a Yellow and Green Deceiver, a large smallmouth smacked the fly and I missed him. Ab0ut a half hour later, I moved to another spot and landed the biggest smallmouth to date since I have moved there. I landed it on a 2/0 green and white clouser minnow. I was trying to take a photo of the bronze back with my camera phone, but I dropped the fish. I was rather upset needless to say. But all in all, a solid evening on the water.

Yesterday, I went fishing to a farm pond with my head coach, his daughter, and the head of our forensic department. This place was a gem. We all caught numerous fish, but I had a great time catching billions of Bluegill. I caught close to 60 Bluegill and another 15 Largemouth in a span of 4 hours. Some of my favorite fishing places are farm ponds in the summer. They always produce and I would venture to say that most of these ponds have never seen a fly before. What a great day with a 3wt rod. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.....
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weeked Trip...




What beautiful weather we had on saturday morning. When Francis and I had arrived to the stream, I was already rigging up nymphs to start the trip off. But that all changed once we got onto the water. The fish were extremely active in the AM with some adult caddisflies flying around. Judging by the rises of the fish, I put on an X-Caddis and a Partidge and Yellow. I taught Francis how to swing caddis pupa to this fish which led to catching close to 30 fish during our half day trip. The big bonus of the day was the weather not showing up until the late evening. Sorry about not having a ton of pictures as of late on the blog. My SLR is in the shop getting fixed. These pictures of Francis and one of his browns was taken with my new BlackBerry.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fly Tying Material...





I know this really has nothing to do with fly fishing but... I did harvest a turkey this past Friday while visiting family in my hometown of Sharon Pa. I had two misses on back to back days earlier this season (I could not judge distance) but this makes up for it! I shot this turkey at 6:02am, at about 22 yards. It stood no chance against my master calling ability and the decoy spread...LOL!
This will make for some good eats and will also come in handy this winter while at the tying bench. On a side note I did some fishing this past week and during the process managed to let my camera take a swim. Jared and I fished the Little J on 5-11-09 and managed to land about 25 between us and hit a great sulfur hatch in the late afternoon, we did have some pics but that is the day the camera bit the dust! Also while visiting home this past weekend I made a few stops at my old stomping grounds, Neshanock Creek and the Shenango River. I did really well at N.C. with light Cahill nymphs and Caddis puppa and at the Shenango River everything was caught on different Caddis patterns from Larva through adult imitations. It was a great week to be outdoors and like my Dad always says "You can't kill them or catch them' in the bed!!!" So get in the woods or on the stream and let them have it...
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WISP NBP Float 5/16







Yesterday I floated the NBP with my boss PJ and a group of repeat clients from near Reston Virginia (great guys). We had a great flow around 400cfs and the water was slightly off-color. My boat ended up catching three fish over 18inches with two breaking the 20in mark. Tough day with the variable weather, but we still put the fishy stink in my brodin net. Enjoy!

Tight Loops Until Next Time:
WVUFLYFISH OUT......................................

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rain....


Yesterday, I decided to make Home Depot run around 9am to get some new lawn equipment. While driving over the creek by my house, it looked as if it was a river of chocolate milk. My forcast does not look any better for the next 5 days too. It has rained the past 3 days and will continue to do so for 4 of the next 5 days. Looks like I will be on the tying bench for the majority of the week while I wait for the flows of the water to receed.
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Catch Magazine #5...


Catch Magazine is now available on Internet news stands. I actually loved the cover photo of the Ruby River Brown. Two of the guides that I work with went to Montana last year and caught some of these beautiful browns out of the Ruby River. In this issue, there are some immaculate photos of fish underwater as well. So check them out....LINK
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