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Entries from January 2009

Roughfisher Fly Shack

January 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Speaking of bugger cases, Roughfisher has created a good looking case and a limited production run. Check them out.

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Tags: Fly Tying

Handcuffs not included

January 25th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I wanted a Bugger Barn, but Santa did not come through.  Oh well, life is tough. At least I have my health.
Fortune had it, I stopped in a GameSpot store, and spotted a nice brushed aluminum case made for a hand held video game, and it was only $7.99.  Inside, the case had molded foam [...]

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Tags: Fly Tying

The Complete Angler – Prequel to The River Why?

January 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

With The River Why movie coming out later this year, its time to read or re-read the book, so we can tell everyone how much better the book is than the movie. Much of The River Why (book version) flows through Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler. While not necessary to enjoy The River Why, it [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Calling all Steelhead Fly Tiers

January 21st, 2009 · 5 Comments

April Vokey is looking for your flies, your steelhead flies. This is a fundraiser for the Steelhead Society, for habitat restoration and other projects.  Send your flies to April and she will distribute to several fly shops across BC. Your flies will be purchased by anglers and all of the proceeds going to the Steelhead [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Tying

Fly Pattern – Parachute Mosquito

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments

My fly swap assignment was to tie using grizzly hackle. Here is the Parachute Mosquito

Hook: Tiemco 100, size 16
Wing: White Poly Yarn
Tail: Grizzly hackle fibers
Body: Stripped grizzly hackle quill
Hackle: Grizzly
Thorax: Grey superfine

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Tags: Fly Tying

Henry’s Fork Brown Trout Migration

January 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Henry’s Fork Foundation has performed many trout migration/mobility studies using radio telemetry in the upper portion of the river. A new telemetry study is underway in the lower portion (below the Chester diversion dam).  This study is concentrating on brown trout.
Twenty-four brown trout, ranging between 14 and 24 inches were caught with electro-fishing and instrumented [...]

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Tags: Conservation

So Long Suckers

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Photo by tobym

President Bush is asking for another $350 Billion in federal bailout money, and I found the application.  Those other blogs (here and here) have the $150K per year job to take care of an Australian Island. But once my bailout goes through, I’m buying the friggen island.

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Tags: humor

Addiction to hooks

January 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I learned a pattern that required keel hooks, the Stacked Blonde from Kelly Galloup. The hook is Mustad 79666, which gives this fly a very wide profile.

Unfortunately, I learn this pattern after Mustad stopped making that hook. Scouring the internet, I found a package of 25 and tied up a few. A couple weeks later, [...]

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Tags: Fly Tying

Grey Ghost

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments

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Whiskey with an “E”

January 7th, 2009 · No Comments

What is the difference between “whiskey” and “whisky”?
Let my friend tell you:

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Tags: Whiskey