Archive for August 31st, 2012

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Aug
12

Create Memories & Record Them

I so enjoy looking at this photograph from the mid 80’s. My wife and I had taken my sons and now brother-in-law on a hike near Mt. Hood. It was something we did a lot in those days. And, we took lots of pictures with those old cardboard encased cameras that you later dropped off at some drive up photo kiosk….remember those? Now those memories are very special to recall. Frankly, my memory is such that without visuals many would be forgotten, misplaced in the mind, amid the present jumble of life. Make memories and take photos!

31
Aug
12

New Intermediate Line…Rio Aqua Lux

This week, I ordered a new Intermediate fly line from Pacific Fly Fishers for my stillwater fly fishing. I had done some research on my own and arrived at two of the Rio lines (the Aqua Lux and the Camo Lux). I settled on the Aqua Lux and am excited to get out and use it soon. My old Intermediate is many years old and has been stretched tight many times. It served me well despite a gazillion coils and tangles. I am hoping the Aqua Lux will be a little less coiled and lay out there nicely when casting. I am a huge proponent of the Intermediate fly line for lake fishing (some even use it for fishing streamers on rivers although I have yet to give that a shot). The line has a aqua colored running portion of 60″ and a clear head of 40′. That will be of help in the retrieval up onto the apron. As the aqua transitions into the clear I will have a better idea of how much line remains in the water.




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