Archive for October 23rd, 2012

23
Oct
12

Planet Trout’s BWO Extravaganza

BWO EXTRAVAGANZA (PHOTOS & PATTERNS)

Check out Tim Barker’s Planet Trout site. He has a vast array of Blue Winged Olive patterns, excellent photos along with many valuable links & resources.

23
Oct
12

Less Wings and Beer…More O2

The above food and beverage(s) passed my lips many times this past year. Almost in a state of self-abuse, I consumed all manner of deep-fried this and that: chicken, fish, pickles, mushrooms, cheese sticks, jalapeno peppers and fries. Washed down with several bebidas, I was less than kind to my health. Now, I am not saying once in a while is not ok, but I was on a quest to clug up my innards while doing little to maintain fitness. 

I worked countless hours at the Hoarding House, but that was not really big muscle exercise. So, this past week after taking a short jaunt into a river’s canyon, I could sense I was terribly out of shape. There was not spring in my step, no feeling of fitness.

So, last night I decided to venture back to the gym. I went slow and easy. Getting a sense of where I was on the fitness scale. I soon found out and this morning I can feel it even more. It is going to be a long Winter. But, that hiking, wading, climbing over, stumbling about requires increased fitness. Less wings and beer…sigh.

23
Oct
12

Prelims vs. Plump Love

The weather has turned colder and wet. The evenings are turning darker sooner. The work load has increased with a greater sense of urgency and those pesky prelims matched against the budget aren’t jiving. I would much rather be out finding that plump love. Maybe it is time to pay more attention to the gage stations, find the Scandi/Skagit heads and those tube flies. Time to reacquaint myself with that much longer rod.

23
Oct
12

Fly Tying: Lil’ Grey Nymph (Simple Gem)

The Lil’ Grey Nymph: I have posted before re this simple fly I came up with (I didn’t want to say ‘designed’) several years ago. I want to point to it again because several times, this past Summer, it was so productive I had to grin and shake my head given the flies simplicity. You can mix up the body color and ribbing color, but keep it sparse and smallish (14-18). Don’t fret over the bushy tail, although it can be trimmed to fewer fibers. Give it a try and let me know if you have success with it. 

 




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