Archive for March 22nd, 2009

22
Mar
09

Soon (Ice Off…Some Heat…Some Insects…Some Memories)

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Trillium L. Tony Muncy 2008

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Trillium Lake by Tony Muncy 2008

Yes, I know most lakes are still frozen. But, some lower level lakes are iced off at this point and are being fished now. The process starts now. Some will wait longer than others to work the edges or kick or row out from the shoreline, but eventually we will all get there with our new concepts and creations. 

22
Mar
09

Vladimir Markov (ok, Vladi, where’s that secret spot?)

Vladimir Markov of Eastern Russia

 
Vladimir Markov of Eastern Russia

I find Markov’s tying and story fascinating. I would like to know more about this tyer tucked away in the hinterlands of Siberia near the largest lake in the world. His patterns are unique. There is a gazillion miles of unknown waters for Markov…talk about the secret spots. Anyway, explore his updated site and patterns. He is well known to International sites, but little has been written about his actual fishing exploits. I hope to find more.    

“Lake Baikal: nearly 400 MILES LONG, 5,700 feet deep, and holding one-fifth of the freshwater on earth, Lake Baikal has long been a favorite stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The southern end is by far the most accessible: Irkutsk, a cosmopolitan city of more than half a million, is 45 miles from the lake. It’s a 75-hour train trip to Irkutsk from Moscow, and 72 from Vladivostok, so fly in from Moscow…”  

Lenox Trout of Siberia

Lenox Trout of Siberia

22
Mar
09

Mayfly Pattern (extended body & drop hook by Danillo Lazzarini of Italia)

I am  not well versed in tying extended body abdomens for mayflies. It requires special equipment and I have not bothered to explore the techniques. However, the uniqueness of the patterns and the drop hook is interesting and for those of you that are well versed in the how to’s of the extended body, the drop hook component may be an interesting experiment for you in your tying. The harware for extended bodies is either a tube fly technique or the side device that allows for tension on a core material which is overwrapped with the body material. The technique goes back several one hundred + years:  

“I understood that this system was probably taken from a local 1800s tradition (the vertical hook) and then developed and perfectioned by Terenzio Zandri.”

http://www.upon-bamboo-fly-fishing-rods-and-reels.com/flytying-desks.html 

Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

 

 Danilo Lazzarini’s Site (http://www.moschefacocchi.it/home_p.htm) The site is in Italian, but you can figure it out…the images are the inspiration to experiment.

Extended Body, Drop Hook Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

Extended Body, Drop Hook Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

Extended Body Techniques:

http://www.onlineflytyer.com/article_extendedspin.asp

 extended-body

http://web.thn.jp/dflyonly/Website/sub6.htm

‘tube fly construction’

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