Posts Tagged ‘flyfishing


Slip Sliding Away….Blissful

seeking the escape
immersing oneself to find
colors and speckles

respect for nature
taking in the visuals
leaving the beauty

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Central Oregon Rainbow Trout, Caught~Released by SwittersB

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Obviously Thoreau Didn’t Fish

“Men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau

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Spey Tying & Fishing: The Under Employed Rebels


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Via Spey Heads (FB) for Fish Heads Flies and Lore

Indulgent individualism? Rebels without a care? Whatever, they help tweak the realm, even if you hate them, envy them, support them. Sometimes fish bums are akin to foodies, the well traveled, the spoiled few….you want to just slap the shit out of them. Then again, you like knowing them too.



Fly Fishing: Spey’s Crossed Path’s

I am by no means an expert or even well versed with spey casting. I’ve been dabbling with it for a few years and I mean dabbling. It feels good. I certainly see the possibilities; even at my level.  One thing I am working on is holding more steady with the upper, fulcrum hand and steering, developing speed with the lower hand. Years of waving that strong arm side around with a single hander has me programmed to do it all with the right and over ride the significance of the bottom hand. Yet another thing to work on. I love it! There really is a life time’s worth of skills to attempt to master and maintain with fly fishing.

TMuncy Fishing~Practicing the Movements (SwittersB)


Catch Magazine #5…May 1 (sign up)

For the few that have yet to sign up for Catch Magazine (perhaps you have just dug out of the Winter dump, or returned from a remote part of Togoland whilst working on an engineering feat?) sign up  for your visual porn, as they say. Setting the standard and always raising the bar. The fact that other’s fine work are highlighted adds to the success of the medium. Signup, you’re one of only 32 people left who haven’t. Why not?


Fly fishing and your children (picture the memories)

I have previously remarked that, for me, one of the appealing aspects of Planet Trouts blog site is his obvious love of his family and that they have enjoyed his passion for the the outdoors and flyfishing. The pic above of Ally, near the Madison River, is a treasure. She is by now probably a young woman. The moment captured in time, of PT’s efforts to share all the facets of FF with his children. As I remarked in the earlier post, there is much to be gained in your child’s development to get them out and away from our present societal distractions. Do it! And, the memories are sweet.     


Flyfishing Tattoo (Eric McMillan’s Good Luck Charm)
















One of the definite benefits of working at a flyshop is you meet interesting people. Tony recently met Eric McMillan and they have been exploring the rivers in Oregon and Washington. Tony relates that Eric is very good with a single hander and appears to be equally upto learning the two hander. This weekend Eric and Tony fished the Kalama all day and tested the quality of their rain gear. Eric, twenty seven years old, long ago, cut his teeth fishing for steelhead on the Kalama River in SW Washington. It was evident to Tony that Eric knew every run on the river. Tony experimented with new tubes and together the two accounted for six walloping takes, turns and departures…all good for instant adrenaline dumps and assorted exclamatory phrases. Salmon were brought to hand and a great day was enjoyed…and the rain gear stood the test!


Eric allowed Tony to photo his tattoo and upon close inspection the artwork combines the good luck of the saucy mermaid and portrays the ‘fish on’ in the background.     (Tattoo Advice Before the Needle Hits the Skin)


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