Archive for the 'Fishing' Category

18
Feb
17

Oregon Coastal River…

dropping and turning steelhead green.

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15
Jan
17

cold morning, coastal river…

first light, too cold to rush out to the edge of the river to wet a line. Have I become a fair weather fisherman? Slow but sure as the points of pain have accumulated, the mind/body seems ever more hesitant to stumble about in sub 30 F temps (0 C)

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06
Dec
16

Drifting down river…

in a drift boat on a NW river looking for early Winter steelhead…

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02
Nov
16

Late Fall fly fishing…

Makes for a little friskier fish as water temps cool down

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Above Rainbow Trout caught & released

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The Whitlock’s Red Squirrel Emerger pattern (above) accounted for many nice trout this late Summer. Fished on an Intermediate fly line just above the weeds, it proved to be quite enticing on Oregon lakes.

11
Sep
16

traipsing the shoreline…

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.” Washington Irving

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02
Jul
16

all alone…

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16
May
16

Fly Fishing: Tippet (X Size to Pound Size)

A fly fishing technical posting about terminology in leader/tippet sizes. I’m always willing to share most, some…a few of my foibles. Either I am anal retentive or suffering from some degree of ADD or a combination. I have never cared enough to memorize the chart that tells one what approximate pound test matches what X number for leader constuction. Maybe it started when I read the disclaimer that different manufacturers had different diameters hence the charts were approximations. Well, hell, why bother. Well, you have to bother because the industry seems to care about the traditional X numbers for some reason (I was one of the slow ones sitting in the back of the classroom). So, because apparently I need to know more than 8x is cobweb and x1 is for steelhead, I am including a few charts for a Spring refresher. I spend a lot of time in the 4-6# range…no, the 5x-3x range.




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