Friday, December 9, 2016

Filling the Fishing Calander

 As the holiday season is upon us, so is the 2017 Fishing Planning session. One must always be way planning way ahead to secure lodging and guides in the prime fishing locations and fishing times.
 It is crazy that a year out, choices of week is limited to just a few. Mary and I want too return to Louisiana area , down by Venice to chase redfish. Because we had so much fun in 2015 and missed out this year, we have decided to book 2 separate blocks.
We were lucky enough to get our go-to guide, we will book at the Woodland Plantation, as the accommodations and food are 2nd to none.
Working on April and May now. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Big Sky PMD- by Todd Moen

From the vaults of Catch magazine and Todd Moen come this great video short from a
few years back. In the height of summer fishing and great hatches of PMD's.
Todd captures some fantastic footage to rising trout, to music that just mesmerizes you.
One never grows old of watching this kind of fish porn.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DiVC USD G2 Lens



Oh, Never the last of needed toys, but Mary insisted that we needed a lens to capture some addition river shots ( rapid, waterfalls and other long to reach places with our traditional lenses) and of course wild lift that we see , buuuuuuut just can't quite get close enough to get the wonderful shot.
Need to get a couple of accessories for my tripod, as this beast is just a bit heavy for the majority of hand-held shots. One would tend to get camera shake and hand shake interfering .

Can't wait to try it out this next weekend.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Partridge and Yellow Soft Hackle- Fly Fish Food

As the winter fly tying season should be setting in, thought I would share another 
box filler from Fly Fish Food that is worthy of 6-8 Slots. Swinging these little soft hackles
is a blast, and is often under estimated on the sheer number fish it will bring to the hand.
Hook: Heavy Wire Scud Hook
Body: Uni 3/0 Yellow- Spun
Thorax Thread: 8/0 Camel
Thorax: Tan UV Ice Dubbing
Soft Hackle: Hardline Premium Partridge