Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
An August evening. It means a possibility of caddis hatch where you live. They are rhyacophila, one of the two caddis species you know by name. They hatch after sunset. Last time you were here it didn’t happen.
There was some good fishing soon after 6 pm. when you arrived, but then it has been quiet. You take a break, eat your egg-bacon-sandwich.
Start again, fish a small streamer with soft hackle dropper. You start catching small trout. Replace the streamer with a size 16 caddis pupa. It’s getting dark, and the trout are everywhere. The best fly is a dry fly, green bodied Deer Hair Sedge.
When it is too dark to see your fly, you switch back to pupa pattern and feel the trout taking it. And when they stop, you stop.
You lived again.
Monday, August 17, 2009
If you like realistic flies, take a good look at Ulf Hagström's blog. My philosophy for fishing flies doesn't really go well with the word (semi-)realistic in the same sentence, but I admire Ulf's exceptional fly tying skill. Excellent stuff, very inspirational.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
An excellent new rod building blog Solway Custom Components. Check it out, it's well worth it. I know I will use Scott's advice on my cane project's handle and reel seat.
Scott's picture. Used with permission.