Sunday, May 30, 2010

A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.

So the saying goes "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work."

Well this was just bliss.

Still Nice.

Still just nice.

Okay Nicer.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Banner Day!

Work and my son's Little League season has limited my time at the vice and on the stream.  However I got out the other day and had a banner 3 hours on the stream.  The stream level was perfect and there was a hatch of Blue Wing Olives and Sulfurs (on the early side this year).  No fish were working the surface but they did hammer the Sawyer's Pheasant Tail (size 14) and my Tan UV Caddis Jig nymph.

I wished I could have stayed for the evening spinner fall.

 This Brown took Tan UV Caddis Jig

 This Bow took Sawyer's Pheasant Tail

 This hen was phat...

Time to go home

 This Brown took Sawyer's Pheasant Tail

 This little Rainbow took Ice Pheasant Tail

Another Brown on Sawyer's Pheasant Tail

 Last fish, time to go home...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Brown Trout falls victim to the Tan VU Caddis Jig

I'm still playing with he W90, this is a short clip of a Brown fell victim to Tan VU Caddis Jig.  I need to figure out how to both fish and camera at the same time.  It's hard to film when you can't see to subject.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sulfurs, Sulfurs Everywhere!

The Sulfurs hatch is on so I went out this past Friday to catch the spinner fall. Based on these photos (note the egg sacks), I'm heading out Saturday early.

 Each white dot is a Sulfur with an egg sack.


Should be a good hatch next year.



This Brookie couldn't resist a rusty spinner.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Possible Chadwick 477 Substitute

I found this craft yard package at work while cleaning out an old locker from a craft class called "Fun with Fibers."  The package contains 10 skeins of natural colored yards (2 of each).

It seems to be a wool polyester/nylon blend, it's soft and has the sparkle of Antron yarn.  There is no way of knowing since the packaging gives no clue of the blend, not could I find the product online.

I compared it to Veniard's No. 477 and it looks close.  I have to tie a few Sawyer's Killer Bugs with the 3 closes matches and see which produces.  Needless the yarn looks very buggy and should work for several nymph patterns.

"Fun with Fibers" Package

Possible Chadwick 477 Substitute #1

Possible Chadwick 477 Substitute #2

Possible Chadwick 477 Substitute #3

Veniard No. 477 and Fun with Fibers #1 side-by-side

Close-up "Fun with Fibers" (top), Veniard No. 477 (bottom)

Veniard No. 477 and Fun with Fibers #2 side-by-side

Close-up "Fun with Fibers" (top), Veniard No. 477 (bottom)
(Fun with Fibers #2 looks the closest)

 Veniard No. 477 and Fun with Fibers #3 side-by-side

Close-up "Fun with Fibers" (top), Veniard No. 477 (bottom)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Won a 9' 5wt Rod at CJTU's Meeting

At last night's Central Jersey TU Meeting I won a 9' 5wt rod made by Art Port.  Most people know Art for his Cane Rods, but he will make plastic for the chapter as well as Cane for our fund raisers.  I do own a 6' 4wt Cane rod Art made me for some smaller streams I fish.  I don't need another 5wt but with 2 boys I'm sure I fine a use for it.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

More shots Pentax W90

I got out the other day before my sons baseball game for about 2 hours.  The last of the Henderson's were out though nothing on top.  I set up my standard Czech Nymph rig with a Cooper Bug as my point fly and the trout hammered the Cooper Bug.  The Ice Pheasant Tail was also productive,  the browns hit the Cooper Bug and the Bow's were taken on the Ice Pheasant Tail.

I'm still testing my Pentax W90, over all I like it, however I've notice more noise in low lighting.

This Bow's stomach is bulge out, looks like it was feeding heavily on nymphs.

This Brown hammed the Cooper Bug.

Pentax W90 shot.

Brown Trout View.