Monday, May 28, 2007

Speckled Wing Spinner

Flytimes Callibaetis Spinner

hook: TMC 101, #14-#16
tails: nylon bristles
body: gray antron dubbing
wingcase: gray poly-yarn
wing: oversize grizzly hackle

Another Flytimes variation of a Craig Matthews pattern. This imitation can be excellent for sight fishing to cruising trout when there is no specific bug activity. During an actual spinnerfall you better have a fresh spool of 6X and a dozen of these flies.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout gain Temporary Protection

Bull Trout

Temporary regulations have recently been put in place in the upper reaches of the Skagit River Watershed. It seems that several major rain storms over the past few years have had a negative effect on spawning and recruitment. As usual things around here have to get worse before they can possibly get better. Still, some protection is better than no protection and there is always hope that the new regs will become permanent.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thee Old Parachute Hare's Ear

Flytimes Parachute Hare's Ear

hook: TMC900BL #10- #12
post: white poly yarn
tail: deer hair
body: Hare-line Plus Dubbin, gold #9
hackle: brown saddle hackle
head:Hare-line Plus Dubbin, gold #9

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Good Guys Win Again

Mo's fight it out over public land and payola.
More good news from Moldy Chum.
The Utah Division of Wildlife purchased land on the Green River that the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration put up for auction. Most sane people like the idea of public land staying public but it appears that some folks are upset with the purchase.
Local yocals feel that the Division of Wildlife screwed them over by scaring away developers.
Officials at the Trust are crying foul too, saying "the children were short changed." They believe that the UDW manipulated the bidding process, effectively forcing a Georgia resort developer out of the auction.
The way we see it here at Flytimes, some folks at Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration won't be getting their kickback from said developer.
But don't take our word for it check the facts at the Salt Lake Tribune.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Good Cause

The boys over at The Water Swatters are organizing a Charity Auction for Vinny. Who's Vinny and why does he need your help. Click on over to the auction's site to find out.
There's some good stuff there so get yourself some more gear and help Vinny at the same time.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Puget Sound Steelhead Listed as "Threatened."

As per Moldy Chum the Puget Sound steelhead has been listed by the NMFS. Check it.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Kraken

Baby Crawdad?

Dragonfly Nymph?

Hook: Dai Riki 710, #8
Weight: .030 lead wire, ten wraps on back half of hook shank
Abdomen: dubbing loop of bunny fur, palmered forward over lead wrap
Eyes: medium black chain eyes
Wings: orange crystal flash
Thorax: brown antron dubbing
Head: brown antron dubbing.

I fish this fly on a full sink line in stillwaters to imitate a dragonfly nymph or small crawdad.
I've tied a few in a light varient and plan on testing it out on the carp flats later this season.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Columbia Basin Tiger Carp

Everyone knows that brown trout are aggressive during the spawn. It's one of the reasons why the staff here at Flytimes, Thee Kollective and the rest of the tribe go to Montana every fall.
Well the Tiger Carp are spawning now and to say that they're aggressive is a dangerous understatement. Let's put it this way, I believe in God, but the only thing that scares me is spawning Columbia Basin Tiger Carp.

Fishing and Beer

This guy seems to be on to something. I'm gonna look into it.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Our Asses Handed To Us

A Smallish Smallmouth

Snapdad and I drove out to the desert the other day to put the hurt on some of the bass out there. It didn't quite work out that way though. In fact we only brought one fish to the boat. It was a smallie that Snap hooked, lost, hooked again then landed. Not much of a fish, prolly went 10 inches, but it had guts I tell ya. From where I was standing it looked like Snap was fighting 5 pounder.
Not many fish like that anymore.