Archive for June 10th, 2012

10
Jun
12

Trout Treasure….Now What?

Easy does it. Play the fish well and get it in. Don’t needlessly tire fish out with too light a rod or tippet. Hooks are barbed? Get the hook out. Wet your hands. Gentle and don’t crush or mishandle the fish to control it. Quick photo’s, revive the fish. On lakes, watch for fish that dive away but come back up sideways. Revive them again and notice that what you just did was too much of something to tax the fish that much: took too long to get it in or mishandled once in? 

10
Jun
12

Ringneck Pheasants U.S. Origins

Yesterday, early, I was busy with something and the TV was on in the background. I heard the very tale end of a piece involving ‘Oregon’, ‘Pheasants’, ‘Denny’ in 1880’s. I didn’t get the gist of the piece beyond ‘introduced’. This morning, I found a brief historical piece by Kit Oldham at HIstory.Link describing the introduction of China’s Ringneck Pheasants to Oregon & Washington. Today, they seem to be a natural part of the landscape. Much like many Trout species not native to an area, the Pheasant was not native to the U.S. Today, of course, we use feathers from the birds for fly tying & fishing. The link provides an interesting story.

Dette Fly Tying Materials

A Pheasant Tail Nymph (U.S. version) tied with natural feather fibers.

Owen & Gertrude Denny traveled to China on U.S. diplomatic business and sent back pheasants to Port Townsend, Washington and then to their home in Oregon.




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