Archive for March 18th, 2009

18
Mar
09

Woven Bodies, Ugh!! (Polish weave)

Woven Emerger Effort by SwittersB

Woven Emerger Effort by SwittersB

A Woven Mess by SwittersB

A Woven Mess by SwittersB

So, there was 30 minutes of my life for two half assed flies. They look so so but, I fumble flupped around alot! My vise kept moving (secure vise…I was using pedestal), I relaxed the tension at inopportune times like when my nose itched. The pattern does look cool, but it would take a lot of practice on my part to knock these out at a respectable rate. They both seemed to peter out up near the thorax…not sure why. A reasonable start, Iguess   

18
Mar
09

barramundi (the alleged bad ass of ikan-fish…the culo malo pescado, the เลวลาปลา)

Barramundi

Barramundi

Barramundi Distribution

Barramundi Distribution

“…the  Barramundi justifiably commands respect from those who seek it out. Surprisingly, this, the gamest of all game fish is relatively unknown to many fly fishermen. Pound for pound the Barramundi will outrun, outstrip and outfight any salmonoid.”

“They are also protoandrous hermaphrodites: they start life as males, reaching maturity at 3 to 4 years old and later change gender to become females, usually at around 5 years old.”

How cool is this…a late morning start to fishing and the bite intensifies through the day, especially during that normal high sun, dead time on many waters. Not so with the Barramundi. 

“Generally, Thailand Barramundi commence daylight feeding during late morning, around 11 am. As the day progresses, so the Barramundi feeding becomes more intense. At the same time their metabolism increases, so as the day progresses, the Barramundi becomes stronger and a fiercer fight ensues. Also, rather strangely, the brighter and more intense the sunlight – the better the flyfishing !”

Baramundi Range

Baramundi Range

I didn’t find much in the way of pattern information, but all info suggested the fish would just as soon eat your boot as look at you, so I imagine baitfish and bigger streamers might be in order, but the suggested rod wts. were 6 or 7 to a 9 wt. So the patterns would have to match the rods you bring. The fish is reputed to be aerobatic and extremely tough to contain. I am certain this is true…I was shocked at the power of a 24″ bonefish…so I imagine these species we (U.S. types) are less familiar with are immensely satisfying to those living in the region. I offer this up not as an expert but to provide info on a species (and several others) that you might not be aware of…I had never really paid attention.. So, bringing a little fishing and geography info to your parochial brain…      

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18
Mar
09

Rockin’ (You Love Nature….So A Cool Site!!)

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OK, do you remember Twilight Zone? The opening music? Do a few bars with me…”do do do do do do do…….” not happening is it? OK, so forget that part. This is a cool phenomenon….not akin to those field imprints. And, I am not attaching it to aliens (illegals or from further afar). Nope, this is interesting and the site itself if great. 

One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa (a playa is a dry lake bed). These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move.

Some of these rocks weigh several hundred pounds. That makes the question: “How do they move?” a very challenging one.

The truth: No one knows for sure exactly how these rocks move – although a few people have come up with some pretty good explanations. The reason why their movement remains a mystery: No one has ever seen them in motion!

http://geology.com/articles/racetrack-playa-sliding-rocks.shtml

http://geology.com/

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18
Mar
09

streamers in the box…have at least a few (Remember Big Fish Kill Little Fish)

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Big Fish Eating Little Fish by Pieter Breugel the Elder

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Spruce Fly, Muddler Minnow, Woolly Bugger, Zonkers, Clousers, Black Nosed Dace, The Mickey Finn………..have several patterns and know how to present them in the shallows of a lake for big, cruising browns or along the cut banks of a stream where the predator lurks. Not Eat, Not Cosume, Big Fish Slash, Engulf, Kill smaller fish. 

Mickey Finn..www.flytyer.wordpress.com

Mickey Finn..www.flytyer.wordpress.com

 At some point, have the few streamers in the box and think about the chase, the presentation, and how to excite the fish. Every season there are several points in which a streamer will entice that cruising thug in the shallows of a lake or waiting and what they are best suited for…

 

 

Mr. Brown Meets Little Bow

Mr. Brown Meets Little Bow

18
Mar
09

The Nymph’s (crosscountry roadtrip commences soon)

The Nymph's Shucking Along

The Nymph's Shucking Along




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