Archive for July 4th, 2010

04
Jul
10

Frazil ice: Fascinating forest hazard – Boing Boing

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04
Jul
10

Fly Tying: Timberline Emerger Pattern for Stillwaters

This is a great lake pattern and although I have shown it before, I did not take the flies I tied and put them in the lake boxes. I came upon a dozen stuck away in an empty hook box. Into the fly box they go for any emerging Callibaetis mayflies.  Timberline Emerger

04
Jul
10

Fly Fishing: Michigan Grayling…Do They Exist Today?

“What caused extinction of the grayling is still something of a mystery. Destruction of the forest may have changed the nature of their streams too greatly. Log drives coincided with the spawning season and did much damage. Introduction of brook trout may have hastened the end though in England the two species live in the same waters. Overfishing had its influence. Because grayling took the hook readily, to the last fish in a pool, the species is considered unsuited to present day fishing pressure.

A few Montana grayling, a closely related fish if not the same species as some believe, are still planted in Michigan waters by the fish division of the Michigan department of conservation for experimental and sentimental reasons. Planting of about 20,000 were made in 1934, 1935 and 1937. There are now 60,000 fingerlings at Wolf Lake hatchery, hatched from eggs furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, which will be planted in the spring of 1940.”    Michigan Grayling Part II @ Fishing for History. Reed Draper re Michigan Grayling

04
Jul
10

Fly Tying: Tajné mušky českých a slovenských vazačů

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE AT FLY TYING SPECIALTIES (USA) JULY 2010

Tajné mušky

04
Jul
10

Fly Tying & Fishing: Tag Ends of This & That

Double Bead Peacock Herl Nymph: A size 10 to 14 hook. You could use the swimming nymph hook or lightly bend the shank on a 3-4xl hook. Glass or metallic beads can be used and the colors could be varied. Metallic will aid in descent. The green looks nice here. The peacock herl is always an awesome material to use. The tail is more of a tag than a longer wispy tail.

Carp Fly Fishing Presentation (not sure if this piece is attributable to the university or Fly Fish Addiction site that published but did not attribute or if one in the same source. You will find some interesting suggestions).

No Retrieve: “Gary LaFontaine, in his book, Fly Fishing the Mountain Lakes, states that “a slow retrieve outfished a quick retrieve 4 to 1 and no retrieve outfished a slow retrieve four to one….I’m a specialist at not moving a fly—nymph, dry, wet, or streamer—on lakes.” (ohhh, patience, patience. Unless fishing a streamer pattern, we all tend to fish too fast. If your fly sinks too quickly and hangs up, then perhaps the fly is too heavy or the type of line is taking it down too quickly in shallow water…10′ or less).

04
Jul
10

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