Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Week Wrap Up....


Been a busy week for myself.  School is out and I have been fishing a good bit as well as instructing two Orvis Schools over the past two weekends. Saturday evening, Alicia and I had to attend a graduation party for a relative. I sometimes fish here because the farm ponds are loaded with bluegills and some bass. Needless to say, Alicia landed the biggest fish of the evening. She made sure that she reminded me of that fact...


Sunday evening I was visiting some friends on the way home from work and Joe wanted to show this photo to me. I was just at the marina the other night for dinner Friday evening. Saturday night, a gentleman landed this type of catfish. After some research, some people call it a spoon-billed catfish, but it is an American Paddlefish. Pretty awesome fish for sure. It was released unharmed. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Some Evening Tying....


Last day of school was on Monday for teachers and I had a trip on Tuesday afternoon as well. So after yard work and fixing some small things around the house, I decided to tie some flies that I want to try tomorrow for the Smallies around the house. I haven't been very good at tying deceivers nor have I ever wanted to tie them in the first place, but I thought they turned out rather well. 
My trip on Tuesday was a great time with Steve. We hooked into some big fish, but never got them close enough to land. Being the first time he has fly fished, I think he came away with the drive to try it some more. 
Mike floated the Grobe brothers down the river on Tuesday and had a fantastic day with Olives and Slate Drakes on the menu. Mike was taking a client down the river as well on Wednesday too. Large Orvis school this weekend with eight people in the class. Looking forward to getting more people into the sport.