Archive for April, 2017

30
Apr
17

be prepared to row…

“He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.’” Samuel Johnson, 1770

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29
Apr
17

Mt. Hood & Trillium Lake (Oregon)

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29
Apr
17

beauty unfolding…

this time of year (although I have friends in the Rocky Mountain region with more snow this morning). The blossoms on trees, shrubs and plants are a beautiful prelude to the sustained colors of Summer.

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28
Apr
17

‘Vintage’ Pattern: Carey Special

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Another ‘vintage’ stillwater (lake) fly pattern…the Carey Special. Peacock Herl body w/ Pheasant Rump feather fibers for tail and same for a wrapped wing material. This is the classic look. The pattern lends itself to substitutions of body material/color and the wing material can be substituted as long as feather fibers extend at least the length of the abdomen. I don’t weight this pattern with a BH or underbody wrap. Size 10, 2xl. I fish this with an Intermediate sink line either hand retrieved or with the lazier troll along presentation.

28
Apr
17

Reflecting upon…

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27
Apr
17

Throwback Pattern: Woolly Worm

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26
Apr
17

another world beneath the turmoil…

Rapids over hole

25
Apr
17

above Yucca Valley…

off Pioneertown Road headed down to Yucca Valley, California.

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24
Apr
17

peaceful, easy feeling…

“If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on.” Germany Kent

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24
Apr
17

slow down to savor the moment…

“Fly fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.” Arnold Gingrich, 1969 

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