Archive for February 5th, 2009

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Feb
09

Damsels for Stillwaters

  
Damsel in Distress~G. Muncy
Damsel in Distress~G. Muncy

 

Jim Cope Damsel~G. Muncy
Jim Cope Damsel~G. Muncy

 

Georgi's B.C. Damsel~G. Muncy
Georgi’s B.C. Damsel~G. Muncy

Check out my June 28, 2008 post here re: Damsel Patterns (Proven & Experimental…copy them) If you ever need the pattern or recipe, let me know. Most often I don’t bother with the standard format of pattern: hook, thread, etc. Most flies are self evident on how to tie. If they are not like the Vladi Worm or the Polish Weave, I include the pattern or how to pictures.  The colors are going to run the usual green, brown, ginger. Sizes are size 10-12 or smaller with a 3x shank. These patterns are fun to tie and are highly productive! Would a small, slender Woolly Bugger work…yes, but these bug eyed creations are the equal of the Bugger along the shoreline. Retrieve out and work toward shore…or work one parallel to the shore/weed line. They are not weighted. 

For some reason my labels are not showing for each picture once published…so top to bottom: Distressed Damsel, Cope’s Damsel and Georgi’s Damsel. I tied the three but did not originate Copes or Georgi’s. The Distressed Damsel is an off shoot of  Cope’s and Georgi’s combined. Both of these patterns have been so successful for me since my discovering them in Bend, Or and Logan Lake, B.C. respectively…I admittedly I am way behind in tying green ones…I have gone through so many…hint.  

05
Feb
09

Conservation Violence (Watson’s Anti Whaling Tactics Rediculous..Disable His Sorry Ass)

last-fish-green-300xx1Before you go on and on about the poor whales and their threatened extinction, I like whales as much as the next person and have watched them  many times in Alaska and the Sea of Cortez…very awesome..very inspiring. Apparently too inspiring for the knuckle head Paul Watson.

Enviro Activist are pathetic as are their apologist. This manner of response is beyond the pale and warrants aggressive defense against the idiots of the SSCS ship. Oh my, hope I haven’t offended your all or nothing ecobot fanaticism? I have been waiting for 30 years for some one in authority to do something in the sacred Global Community to stop the indiscriminate long lining in the Pacific..not even discussed anymore. Yet, this idiot is a hero too the anti-capitalist crowd.  There is not much separation from this activist mierda and the Sea Kitten PETA activist. Choose your heros carefully or you won’t be setting any hooks. Your actions will be akin to fishing over a redd some day, if these whack jobs set their sites on your ‘recreational’ pasttime, and all your 1% chest puffing will go for nothing.

Save your breath, Watson is a moronic crazy…this is wrong. “People of peace forced into a complex fight, In a crazy charge against insanity…” Give me a break. Bottom line for this creep and his ilk: Green= Neo Red. If I offended you..tough. This pisses me off.  (http://www.creative-i.info/?p=1672)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_re_as/as_antarctic_whaling

http://www.greendaily.com/2008/12/31/dont-confuse-captain-paul-watson-or-sea-shepherd-with-greenpeac/

05
Feb
09

Woman Fly Casting (Beautiful in So many ways)

 

Nice Loop (photo by Denver Bryan)

Nice Loop (photo by Denver Bryan)

 I don’t know the photographer nor the subject. So, my impression is the pic is hot because it looks real. No hottie in a halter top, bikini bottom and hip boots. No coy pose holding the rod with a ‘what do I do with this?’ Real cast, upstream, nice loop not too over powered. She can’t help it because she is beautiful. The weather is warm (very appealing right about now). And, if it was a guy, you wouldn’t care would you (unless your a chick and he was equally hot…whatever that is).   

Denver Bryan ‘Images on the Wildside’

05
Feb
09

Chironomids, Buzzers, Midges & Gnats (time to drop a little size?)

Chromy Chironomid

Chromy Chironomid

Midlander's Bubble Grey Boy Buzzer

Midlander's Bubble Grey Boy Buzzer

 

IanD's Ribbed Midge

IanD's Ribbed Midge

http://www.flyforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=23464 (2007 Buzzer Challenge)

I have noticed that UK ‘buzzers’ are often tied ever so more slender than Canadian ‘chironomids’ and U.S. ‘midges’. I like the slender ties, but confess I often fatten up many of my flies.  This is partly because I start with too large a hook for the actual insect and then add too many materials. Also, because I am an ‘impressionistic’ tier I like the flare and movement of exaggerated thoraxes/wings. It is good to note the more slender creations.  

I have noted before that a friend of mine is an avid ‘gnat’ fisherman on impoundments in the NW and his creations are slender, delicate creations (sizes 10-18) that generate lots of attention.

05
Feb
09

Peanut Products and your Family (Recent FDA List of tainted products)

dangerYes, you have heard about and probably think you know what you need to know. But, just in case, here is FDA release from yesterday. The recent outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Typhimurium are peanut butter and peanut paste produced by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) at its Blakely, Georgia processing plant. Normal jars (non-bulk butter) appear to be safe. 

“…FDA has determined that PCA distributed potentially contaminated product to more than 100 consignee firms, for use as an ingredient in hundreds of different products, such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream.
FDA initiated an inspection of PCA’s Blakely plant on January 9 shortly after learning that this firm might be linked to the ongoing Salmonella outbreak.  FDA finished its inspection on January 27.  A list of problems observed by FDA..”

  “Product recalls include some pet food products that contain peanut paste that was made by PCA. While the risk of animals contracting salmonellosis is minimal, there is risk to humans from handling these products. It is important for people to wash their hands–and make sure children wash their hands–before and, especially, after feeding treats to pets…”       http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/Salmonellatyph.html

http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html   (additional products)

http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/33298/   (list of affected vendors like: Kellogg, Perry’s, Little Debbie’s, Krogers, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, NutriSystem, Sara Lee, Walgreen’s and more……………)




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