Archive for August 24th, 2008

24
Aug
08

Nice Tail (rainbow trout’s spotted tail)

Nice Tail~Jack Mitchell's 'Spotted Tail'

Nice Tail~Jack Mitchell

http://www.theeveninghatch.com/Beyondthenet.htm (fishing photo’s by Jack Mitchell)

24
Aug
08

Steelhead Smiling (beauty on the rocks)

Steelhead Blushing~WFF

Steelhead Blushing~Washington FF

24
Aug
08

What kind of nymph? What kind of adult?

Nymphal Shuck of ?

Nymphal Shuck of ?

 
Hex

Hex

  
Nymph's Tail

Nymph's Tail

 

Hex

Hex

This shuck was affixed to the outside of my house. It was within 50′ of a small wetland/spring. Its’ overall length was 1 3/4″ long. I thought it might be a Hex but see some differences. If you have an idea of what this nymph became/is, please let me know.

http://www.troutnut.com/

24
Aug
08

Stickleback Pattern for predatious trout

McLeod's Stickleback

McLeod's Stickleback Streamer

 Hook: Tiemco 300
Thread: Black
Body: Silver or pearl crystal chenille
Rib: Silver wire or mono
Wing: 2 grey hackles (can also be olive or black) layed face to face and tied down matuka style with ribbing material.
Overwing: A few strands of long marabou to match wing, 4 strands of crystal flash and 2 strands pearl flashabou.
Throat: White marabou under red marabou or rabbit fur.
Hackle: Grizzly, about 4 turns
Head: Build up with thread and paint on eyes. Can also use stick on eyes and epoxy over.

From Delta Force 2008 & Halfback 2006 @ Flybc forum (http://www.flybc.ca/forum/index.php?showtopic=1080)

24
Aug
08

Chironomid Fishing Technique & the flybc forum

Chan's Pupa

Chan

 “As I stated earlier, when things are right I do feel more involved with my deep water chronomid fishing— retrieving the line up (which can make a big difference) in a smooth, jerky, slow, fast, whatever motion. . . . it keeps me motivated and interested. Don’t get me wrong– I love fishing indicators also and will continue to do so– but deep-sinking-line Chronomid fishing adds a little more “technique” on my part which I thoroughly enjoy. Most of all I love the direct contact with the fish during the take. It is amazing and at times truly heart-stopping…..”
Often, the trout will not take the fly as it is moving, instead they take it about 10 seconds after you stop what-ever motion you are providing. Just about the time you think to yourself “well, there is nothing there this time . . . ” a fish takes hold. If you move it constantly you get a lot less takes than if you move it and rest. Often these resting distances should only be a foot or so apart (about two or three hand twists, or one or two smooth strips). Moving it too far up before resting seems to cause the trout to loose interest.”
(January 6, 2007 by Johnnycronny on the Flybc forum site).
This site is a good learning tool for chironomid presentation techniques and for the gathering of information about BC lakes. Register for free and log on and participate. Similar to Ifish.net, the participants have their own clique, but that is to be expected over time, and ok. Much to learn…give as much as you receive…which is true for any forum you enter into.   
Leighton L. Trout~by Hoof @ Flybc

Leighton L. Trout~by Hoof @ Flybc

24
Aug
08

Spring’s Journey (Return to the river~Roderick Haig~Brown)

Spring's Journey

Spring

 

First published in 1946 and again in 1974, I bought the book in 1982. I value this book more than any dry fisheries study or explanation of where smolts go or why we think they, as adults, return to their native streams.

If you have never read this book, you owe it to yourself to follow Spring’s beginnings, journey and end. It will reinforce the fish love we nurture and grave. Haig-Brown wonderfully explains every nuance of Spring’s journey.

Chinook Smolts

24
Aug
08

Nymphing (Cast, mend, mend, lift and drop, reload, sling)

Rise Form

Rise Form

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Z_G1skm6A&feature=related Bob Jacklin catches the fish of a lifetime. Watch the casting, mending, swing, loading and recasting. This video is instructive in what happens when you do hook the big one. You can feel Jacklin’s adrenaline…or your own. You will hear the water, feel the weight, the surge, see the fish and you will recall how you feel when you see for the first time that special fish. Jacklin does not utter the exclamations I might: ‘Oh, my God!” “Shit, It’s huge”. But, as he gets adrenalized you will see him fumble about just like you and I would. A 4-6 wt. no doubt taxed to the max., the fish hooked on a small nymph (two nymph setup). This was fun to watch….   A huge trout from the Madison River.

24
Aug
08

How To Get Rid of…………?

 

How to get rid of everything from old paint cans, your excess ear hairs and the skunk odor on your Lab.

http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/

Skunk & Labs

24
Aug
08

David James Duncan re Fishing’s Cruelty (Moldy Chum 4/07)

I know this is a dated post, but wise, thought provoking words cannot be dated, can they. Mr. Duncan can turn a phrase, I say. 

Duncan Answers Grist Reader Questions

Duncanportraitweb202

Duncan answers Grist reader questions.

The man is a poet.

Q: It seems to me extraordinarily cruel to get pleasure from tricking a fish into biting into a hook and then “playing” with the poor creature until it’s brought out of the water to die. I suppose it’s less reprehensible if fishers actually eat these fish, but so many simply throw them back in the water after playing with them. How can one who feels so much love for nature get pleasure from this sport which seems to me to be so cruel?    — Bruce Rosove, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A: I always thank those who hate fishing for leaving more water for me.

My best answer to your question is in my new book, God Laughs & Plays, in an essay called “Agony & Hilarity.”

Fishing is cruel indeed. Eating is cruel, often as not, for those of us who don’t digest sand and gravel live off of other life-forms. It is also “extraordinarily cruel” that this interview is being powered by electricity that is wiping out migrating salmon and dumping mercury and sulfur on North America’s waters and children and pregnant women. And it is extraordinarily naïve to think that anyone is going to want to protect ecosystems and natural processes about which they have no firsthand experience or knowledge. Read Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv or Gary Paul Nabhan and Steven Trimble’s The Geography of Childhood on the separation of children from nature, and you might find it more reprehensible to sit here staring at a screen, or to drive a car, or to watch network TV, than to take a child fishing on a wild river. The fact is, those who have actually saved rivers and fish species have tended to be the fishermen and women who love them. Those who saved wetlands have most often been duck hunters. And so on. There is a mystery here that has to do with the words “love” and “sacrifice.” This mystery has served the world well. Jesus caught, killed, cooked, and served fish to his disciples after the resurrection. I can’t tell you how at peace this leaves me about my fishing.

Lord Byron felt as you do and condemned fisherfolk in his poetry. He also infected a large swath of Italy with gonorrhea. Fingerpointing is dangerous for all of us — me most of all!

Via:Grist  LINK

https://swittersb.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/the-river-why-a-few-production-observations-if-i-might/

Check out my post re The River Why movie production.




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