It is about time to try that wind drifted fly beneath a slip bobber or a suspended midge pupa on your favorite lake. I have posted similar videos before re this technique. Came upon this one via Singlebarbed at Idaho Fly Company. Scroll down to the short clip and watch the simple instructions. Remember the advice to keep the loop shorter than the peg. Use as small of an indicator/bobber as you can. Use this to wind drift a pattern across a stretch or into an area. Also, if you need that pattern to stay put and at a certain depth downwind of you…this will accomplish that presentation.
This may not be the most fun way to fly fish, but the technique should be added to your presentation arsenal.
When last I wrote about the infamous Berdie Judd, she mentioned she was off to advocate for women’s rights in the Middle East. I was somewhat certain she would run afoul of some cleric or other authority figure as is her intended purpose. It appears she did not. She is heading back to an as yet undesignated location to celebrate the April 26th Boob Quake spectacle.
She wrote me: “Once again, I am shedding my linens to expose my God given (to hell with Jen McCreight’s ilk) gifts and in doing so, I intend to show that a strong, non-negative woman (fag-hag fem’s) can inspire men and women to see the purposeful beauty in love and freedom of expression.” Hmmm?
So, the intriguing (well at least to me) question remains: Where will Berdie set down to celebrate the exposed breast (Boob Quake) on April 26th. and will she once again run into the arms of the law? In this recent correspondence she made no mention of fly fishing, her husband (Charles Bradford) or whether she will return to reside in England. Best wishes Berdie Judd! You can enter Berdie Judd in the SwittersB search box (upper right side) for full accounting of her exploits and ‘accomplishments’.
A beautiful blend of water, rugged rocks and light are captured by photographer Valerie Millett (intriguing profile) while searching the remote reaches of Arizona. Truly beautiful work. Check out her works at Valerie Millett Photography and on her blog as well…Wandering on the Edge.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”