Friday, April 30, 2010

Perfect Hook Set...

Heading out to get some quality fishing in this weekend. Rumor has it that the Upper Savage has Quill Gordons coming off with also the small caddis too. The Casselman has been fishing very well and has had some great bug activity over the past week or so.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For Jared...





Jared has a fascination with porcupines.... So I spent every evening of my little get away trying to get a good photo of a prickle pig. Sad to say this is the the only porcupine that we came across. This guy had seen better days but still worth the picture...LOL!
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Camp Trip...






Last weekend my wife and I had a chance to get away for a few days to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. We headed north to our camp to relax and get away from the daily grind. We had no cell service, TV (just old VHS) or Computers and I have to say it was great to get away from that stuff. While there I choose not to fish but we did manage to get some cool pics. Above is a small trout co-op that is about 5 minutes from the camp. The next two pictures are from a Black Bear that decided to try to join us for S'mores around the camp fire. In the photo that is dominated by the outhouse you can make out a black object down over the hill...that would be the bear. Kind of hard to see, but that was the best chance for a picture before he started up the hill toward me. In that picture he is about 20 yards away at most. The second pictures is his print he left just below the camp, I guessed this bear to weigh close to 450 pounds! It was great to get away and spend some quality time with the wife and enjoy nature.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Tonight I added a widget for feeds of any new post to be sent directly to your email. Just simply enter your address and confirm your subscription. It's that simple...
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Fly Fishing Film 2010 - Oaks Theater....

Lats night, Mike and I met two of his friends, Justin and Scott, at Oaks Theater in Oakmont, PA for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. The films really got me pumped to be on the water even more. I think my favorite video was the one of the Everglades. It reminded me of my 1st time fishing in the back country. Catching Snook, Tailing Reds, and Trout was one of the best experiences that I ever had. Good to see another Orvis guy on the big screen chasing Steelhead on the Chagrin River too. I know all of the Steelhead videos got Mike all fired up the next run. If you have the Fly Fishing Film Tour is in your area, I recommend that you attend for sure.
There was a decent amount of people at the event as well as the Casting for Recovery ladies too. We will be hosting an event for them in September this year. So looking forward to helping them with their cause again.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Mock Draft...

Each year, a couple of us get together to create our Rd #1 mock draft. This is my entry for this year. Not really a fan of the draft starting on a Thursday night because the Pens play this evening as well.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fishing Monopoly....

Finally, a board game worth playing. The Fishing edition of Monopoly gives fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to buy, sell and trade the most coveted fish including species in both fresh and saltwater. Cast your rod for bass, trout, salmon, tuna, swordfish and much more as you compete to own them all. Collectible pewter tokens are all you need for a great fishing experience: Lure, Reel, Tackle Box, Net, Waders and Fisherman's Hat. I think I would choose the reel as my piece.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Forensic Entomology...

Last night, my wife asked me to attend a speaker that was at the University this evening. Being that she is a Forensic Science teacher at her local high school, she had asked her students to go as well. She coaxed me to go because it had to do with entomology. Having a fair amount of knowledge and helping her prepare experiments to show how flies and maggots decompose anything, I thought it would be fun to go. The speaker was Dr. M. Lee Goff. Goff, professor of forensic sciences and director of the Forensic Science Program at Chaminade University of Honolulu, is one of just 15 forensic entomologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Entomology. The field of forensic entomology focuses on how insects and other arthropods can be used in criminal investigations. Goff’s 25 years in the field has resulted in more than 300 homicide investigations around the world. He has also served as a consultant for the show CSI. Very interesting man with a great sense of humor.
Knowing that this does not have much to do with fly fishing, it is just interesting how else people use their entomology expertise.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hendricksons.....

Pig Brown....



Mike must be missing the shooting academy this week.

Mike testing his 5wt Helios on another solid brown. I think we caught 5 pigs in this stretch of water too.

I really liked this photo of Bryan netting Mike's fish.


The largest brown I have ever landed on a dry. What a day...




This brown that I caught was very long and put up a stellar fight as well.

Breaking Mike in on my new camera. I think he really enjoyed taking some shots while I fished.

Bryan landed this fish as placing a 60ft cast along the bank to this feeding brown.

Got some good shots of the Hendrickson mayfly on the tackle.



This bow has some serious spunk and was very mad when hooked.


Fighting that Rainbow from above.

This shot turned out unbelievable. I have been playing around more with some macro shots and my practice has paid off.

I was stunned how well this photo came out. This is the best trout photo i have ever taken or even seen anywhere.

Mike casting to a rising trout.

Bryan fighting a nice brown in a riffle.


This quite possibly have been the best day that I have ever had on the river. Mike, Bryan, and I just happened to time up the Hendrickson's on day #2 of our trip. This post is very picture heavy but it needs to be in order to explain how good it was on the water that day. I am still waiting on some of the pictures from Bryan, but here are the ones that I have taken with my camera. Enjoy...
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