Thursday, May 24, 2012

New GoPro...


Just got a new GoPro Hero 2 for my birthday from the wife. What a fun toy to have while fishing. Here is a short clip of a Brown from the river. This fish was crushing Light Cahills.



In addition to the video, here is a photo from the bench last night. Coffin Flies are here....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tails in the Grass...

 
 
 


Here are the last photos from my evening on the water while in Charleston.  When we first arrived to the flooded grass and pulled in, it wasn't long till Jeremy (guide) spotted the first tailing fish.  He pulled into position and I blew my first shot.  Within in a few minutes we located another fish nose down eating hard, this time the results were a little better.  It continued on like this for the rest of the evening, I was presented with great shots at feeding fish.  I was definitely rusty on my salt game, (I fished like I was throwing at carp) but did manage to land a few fish and have a great time.  If your in Charleston or looking for a place to do some flats Red fishing check out this link www.charlestonshallows.com.  It was sick and I definitely will be heading back down..      
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Tightline Productions Sulphur Parachute


Found some good tips how to tie the post in with super glue. No whip finish at all as well as no trapped hackle fibers. Worth the watch.... Fantastic job by Tightline Productions once again...

Friday, May 18, 2012

On the Bench...



I tied a few of Matt's emergers from the Caddis Chronicles. I can't say enough about his videos. I tried them out the other night and I love them.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Reds...

This is just a teaser. There will be a few more pics once we return home...


South Carolina here we come...

We are officially in Charleston, South Carolina. I am being picked up by my guide in a few hours. The tides today were better for evening fishing. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can locate a few tailing fish.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Orvis School...

 
 
 


Just a few photos from the last two Orvis Schools.  The schools this year have been small, but the results have been great.  I think the 3 gentlemen in the above photos may be hooked (no pun intended).  The fishing has been good and we've been on the water a ton.  Just received some rain that gave us a fresh shot of needed water.  So it looks like things are moving on well!  Hopefully my next post will include some info on Red fishing in South Carolina.  The wife is in a wedding which means I get to chase some fish.  That's if the weather holds off and the tides cooperate...   
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Silly...

 
 
 
 
 


Figured it was time to give the trout a rest and chase something a little bigger.  Today 05-03-2012 was our first carp outing of the season.  I met up with Larry after work and it turned into an exceptional evening on the lake.  We manged to bring 8 fish to hand (that's really good!!!) with one being an absolute bruiser.  I don't have to point out which photo it is, this one's going to be obvious.  This was Larry's largest fish to date on a fly rod.  This fish was fooled by one of his signature carp patterns and was landed on 4X tippet.  For those of you who have never fished for carp with a fly rod, I hope this inspires you to try it out. 
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nanners...


 
 
 


Here are a few photos from trips this week.  In the top pic we have Don with a beautiful Golden Rainbow (a.k.a. Nanner).  Don fished for a day and a half with us and did some serious work!  If I had to take photos of all the fish he caught I would have ran out of room on my memory card (no joke it was silly).  I hope Don learned some new tricks he can take back and try on Valley Creek...
The last 3 photos are from this morning 05-02-2012.  Once again we were able to get a "Nanner" to the net.  Jim also managed to stick a bunch of fish including the big boy in the last pic( I think Don broke this guy off Monday..lol!).  The last couple of days have been killer on the water!!!  Lets cross our fingers and hope the rest of the season is the same... 
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Sulphurs...

 
 
 
 


 This past Sunday 04-29-2012 we hit the "Little J" for some Sulphur action.  This was the earliest I have personally fished this hatch on this river.  Last year we hit it around the 2nd week of May, the hatch had just started.  When we fished this past Sunday the bugs had already been hatching for almost a week.  With the warm spring our hatches are close to a month early.  The bugs were there in great numbers and had the fish looking up for a few hours.  The fish were a little more picky than I like, but we still caught fish and had a great time.  Above are a few photos of Andy, he has been helping instruct our Tuesday evening Fly Tying classes at (http://www.woodlandsworld.com/).  This was my first chance to fish with Andy and hope to get on the water again with him soon...   
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