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Entries from September 2009

Friends

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Flying into West this coming weekend, and the plan was for my Mother-in-law to pick me up. Today, a good friend emailed and asked if he could pick me up instead. And, by the way, he will swing by the cabin an pick up my fishing gear on the way. If the flight lands at [...]

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Fly Pattern: Woven Wire Weevil

September 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Weaving was a difficult process for me to learn. Or, I should phrase that in the present tense, I’m still learning the technique. Here is a 2-fer: a demonstration of the weaving process – which allows you to tie flies with light bottoms and dark tops, and a heavy, spark-plugish, fly to get down deep.
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Fly Fishing Tech: Wired Magazine

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Wired Magazine gives us a view of some Fly Fishing Technology.

The Orvis Helios rod
Panasonic Lumix Waterproof camera
Leatherman multi-tool
Cloudveil chest pack

These things help us make an enjoyable day on the river even more enjoyable. (especially the bottle opener)
Notice the spey-master behind, at the casting ponds at Golden Gate park.

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The Trout Huntress

September 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Patti’s Fly Fishing Journal shares her passion for fly fishing and helping others through Casting for Recovery.  While not back home in Indiana, she certainly gets around to some excellent waters.

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Rusty Parachute

September 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here is a rusty parachute, a general attractor which can double as a spinner pattern. This video shows how to tie off the hackle on a parachute pattern, which tends to be a difficult technique to learn.

The Rusty Parachute from Richard Strolis on Vimeo.

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King of fishers

September 12th, 2009 · No Comments

The Daily Mail brings us the last scream. Enjoy.

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Jazz and Fly Fishing with the Tight Lines Quartet

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Jazz and Fly Fishing is a blog and TV show featuring The Tight Lines Quartet, a jazz band of fly-fishers. Groovy.

Jazz and Fly Fishing trailer from Jazz and Fly Fishing on Vimeo.

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Brown Biot Caddis

September 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Brown Biot Caddis, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.

Here is a 3 material caddis dry fly pattern.
Hook: TMC 200R
Body: Goose or Turkey Biot.
Wing: Elk hair
Hackle: 2 sizes “undersized” dry fly hackle, to just cover the hook gap

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Book Review: Modern Midges by Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka

September 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The big brown truck brought a new fly tying book, Modern Midges: Tying & Fishing the World’s Most Effective Patterns by Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka.  Here are my first impressions.
The book has 3 main sections:

Appetizer: an introduction describing the importance of midges
Main course: very detailed tying instructions & tons of patterns.
Dessert: Advise for fishing [...]

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How its made: Bamboo Fly Rods

September 7th, 2009 · No Comments

The Science Channel’s series “How its Made” recently shared the secrets of bamboo fly rod making. At least the secrets of Thomas and Thomas.
One production note, the Science Channel broadcast, here in the US uses an American narrator, Brooks T. Moore, while the YouTube clip has a British gentleman.  Even though the words said are [...]

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