Archive for October 26th, 2011

26
Oct
11

A ‘howdy’, a ‘hey’, a nod,….move on.

Nothing too philosophical. Realize the pro’s and con’s of solitude, privacy, singular purpose. 

26
Oct
11

Alenko Franolic: Fly Fishing & Tying Design

German Fly Fisher and gear designer, Alenko Franolic has some innovative design options for fly reels and fly body components. I enjoy fly reels and definitely resist the urge to acquire them along the way. I like the looks of Franolic’s reels. 

An Alenko Franolic fly reel

Especially appealing are the various sized nymph bodies composed of pliable, elastic tungsten materials. The bodies come in a large variety of shapes and sizes. The nymph bodies are somewhat pliable and take the torque of the tying thread to better bind the materials to the body. 

Alenko Franolic elastic tungsten nymph bodies

I am torn on these types of materials. Innovative, pre-formed components. Tying purists will blanch at the idea of these body parts. I recall a certain shop owner fussing over the intro of bead heads into fly tying in the mid-80’s. But, I just don’t know if it is that bad or blasphemous. Tinsels, flash, iridescence, plastics, molded lead bodies all have infringed on fur, feathers and hair. There’s a place for these material if there is a place for foams, Krystal flash or Zelon. If anyone has used these fly bodies, I would like to hear their critiques.

26
Oct
11

Condit Dam Removal Project…Boom!

A significant event in the Pacific NW….the removal/breach of a dam on the White Salmon River. Visit the White Salmon River Time Lapse Project.  This is a work in progress, a bit different than the removal of Marmot Dam. Add’l info at Andy Maser’s Blog

Condit Dam/White Salmon River, Washington (Andy Maser)

26
Oct
11

The Fish Hook: Ranking In History

The staple of our sport…the hook. Quickly we cover it up with all manner of adornments. Well, a group, via Forbes, has poured through various inventions and tools of mankind and come up with their version of a ranking of the worth of tools. Read more here….

26
Oct
11

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Locomotive’s fireman shovels 5 tons of coal to get to Silverton and back

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

WALLOWA RIVER STEELHEAD TRAIN

 




Below @ “The Past” you can search back to 2008 month by month

October 2011
M T W T F S S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Please visit MUNCY DESIGNS (click)

Welcome to SwittersB & Exploring. Please Share, Comment & Like Away!

Please subscribe just below. Use the Search box to search topics.

Enter your email address to subscribe to the SwittersB blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,249 other followers

The Past

231!!! Countries Visiting SwittersB~Thank You!!!

free counters

Blog Stats: There are lies, damn lies and statistics

  • 4,846,623 Visits/Views (WP Original Stat~Pre Flag Counter Stats)

%d bloggers like this: