Archive for August 5th, 2008

05
Aug
08

The Prince & The Pauper Nymphs (Caddis Pattern)

Prince Nymph~GM

Prince Nymph~GM

The Pauper Nymph~GM

The Pauper Nymph~GM

The Prince & The Pauper~GM

The Prince & The Pauper~GM

It is immediately evident that the Prince Nymph is only distinguished from the Pauper Nymph by virtue of one identifying characteristic..the biot tail. Everything else is identical. I believe, from personal experience limited to two seasons that the Pauper fishes every bit as well as the Prince Nymph on streams. It makes a great Caddis pattern, the peacock and white biot being the primary exciters. In lakes, the tail may make a difference if you present it during a mayfly emergence. I don’t believe it adequately represents a mayfly. But, there is no discounting its success. I think from a practical tying point of view and because I hate tying in biot tails (not the wings), it is easier to teach someone to tie The Pauper. Tie up some of these and give them a try without and with a bead. Biots, as you probably know, come in a variety of colors. Try different colors for the biot wing.   

05
Aug
08

Lava Lake, Oregon & Tui Chub (Larry’s Success)

Big Tail-Big Future~Larry Tamiyasu

Big Tail-Big Future~Larry Tamiyasu

Lave Lake Rainbow~Larry Tamiyasu

Lave Lake Rainbow~Larry Tamiyasu

 

From Larry Tamiyasu:

“These two rainbows are from this last weekends fishing trip to Lava Lake.”

“Two weeks before, as I was kicking my float tube back to the launch area, I was casting a blood leech over some weed beds and stripping line in with my type 5 sinking line. I caught a Tui Chub and brought it in and “bonked it” and released it back into the water for some osprey’s dinner and then I cast out again, only to catch another Tui. This time as I was stripping the Tui in, all of a sudden a HUGE rainbow came out of the weeds and engulfed the Tui that was on my line! I dropped my rod tip, and the Bow turned and I set my hook. This fish was in the 8 LB class, easily, and it jumped in the air, and as it was making a run, it spit the fly. No Tui, no Rainbow…..”

“This last weekend, Steve Hughes and I went back to Lava, looking for some big fish. I used my own Tui Chub imitation all day and produced 9 nice fish, but none coming close to the “one that got away”.

Larry Tamiyasu

Larry Tamiyasu is one of several in a group that travels about Oregon fishing stillwaters and they do quite well from early in the year at ice off until late Fall. The early season posts I made, in which you saw pictures of the East Lake Campground boat ramp and shoreline snow covered, were taken by Larry Tamiyasu. The Tui Chub story is worthy of note and there are only a few good Tui patterns out there. In lieu of a super accurate pattern, the Minnow Bugger that I have posted several times, in the appropriate size, would work well too. Thanks to Larry for sharing his beautiful pictures. Look at the tail to head ratio on the second fish below. That will be a big fish someday

 

 

 

 

 

  

05
Aug
08

Ban Recreational Fishing Movement (PETA Ecobots)

Vegans Protein Deprived
Vegans Protein Deprived

“PETA has launched its Fish Empathy Project in behalf of the more than 18 billion fish killed for U.S. dinner tables each year.”

http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=5881 (2005, they are still launching new initiatives in many States and Federally)

“Fish are not swimming vegetables. They feel pain just like other animals, like we do,” says Robertson, who uses that name professionally but has legally changed her name to GoVeg.com, which links to PETA’s Web site. GoVeg.com is on her credit cards and drivers license, and she uses that name away from work as “a really light-hearted way to start a conversation about a very serious issue.” She cites research in the United Kingdom that reported in 2003 that trout had nervous system receptors in their heads and responded to damaging stimuli in ways that showed “pain,” not just reflex.

PETA also opposes fishing for the reasons that waters are loaded with contaminants and that eating fish is unhealthy. Its targets include commercial fishing and fish farms. It also opposes angling for sport, a pastime that the American Sportfishing Association says generates $116 billion in economic impact annually. In PETA’s view, fishing is no sport at all.

This year Robertson has gotten no takers in letters to sports editors of 200 newspapers asking them to drop their fishing columns“It’s only a matter of time before we look upon cruelty to fish in the exact same way we look upon cruelty to dogs and cats.”

Popularity of fishing in decline

If papers won’t take fishing columns out of sports sections, Robertson wants a “more appropriate section like the crime report or the obituaries.” That is heresy to those who see fishing as wholesome outdoor activity, a way for families and friends to bond and a boost to efforts to preserve fish and keep waters clean. Rose, a fishing advocate, doesn’t view fishing as sport, either, but for a different reason: “It’s much more important than that. I think it’s a spiritual thing. It doesn’t mean you’ve got to be real formal or high-minded about it, but I think it’s much deeper than just a casual activity.” Rose describes himself as an “advocate of fish,” and says, “If fishing were eradicated, in the end there would be a lot less people caring about fish.”

“But there has been a decline in the popularity of fishing in recent decades. According to a report by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, the number of people in the USA who fish declined from 58.4 million in 1987 to 47.9 million in 2004.”

“Making a day of it with friends. PETA is working on the kids, too. Robertson has gone to public areas near schools (most recently in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona), accompanied by an assistant in a fish costume, to pass out “Fish are Friends, Not Food” stickers and Fish Flakes trading cards, which carry PETA’s messages about cruelty and contamination.”

http://www.usatoday.com/sports-peta-protest

Are you on the same political page as the PETA gaggle? I know this is tiresome, but I am going to continue to link ecobots to your possible gentler eco tendancies and political leanings. Strange bedfellows with consequences. Oh, and you should know by now that Catch & Release is not going to work either. No Kill does not matter. The loons have refined it down to the hook point piercing the lip…ouch! That right there cuts to the point (so to speak).

PETA Volunteer

PETA Volunteer

 




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