Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gettin' The Spey Out

Spent a few hours practicing with the double hander this morn. Things are beginning to make sense and I've almost got a couple casts figured out. I actually even fished a fly through some holding water. Didn't catch anything but that's only 'cause there weren't any fish around. If I had caught a steelhead you can be sure that this post would be about something far more interesting than learning to cast the long rod.
Anyhoo, since I'm slowly turning into a spey nerd I've added a link to Spey Pages to the link column on the right. It's under "Forums, Bulletin Boards and News"
So there ya have it, now I'm off to the tool shed to color code my Delta Spey [line] with a sharpie.
Have good fishing,

Edit: I went out again Sunday (1/20) morning. The river was running low and clear at ~ 600 CFS, just low enough for me to cross. Lots of casting, no fish, added a third cast to my repertoire. At the end of the day, and back on the river left side I was shooting lots of line with a single spey. Good times, good times.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Please Feed The Fish; Hughey, Dewey, Poncho, Lefty, Louie, Atticus and Delmar.

Found this little widget over at Westside Fly. Give it a try, it's great exercise.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

We Love The Drake

The Drake bulletin board is back. The Drake is faster, stronger and less dumb. The Drake is new and improved and wants you to know that it everything is okay. Visit Drake Country.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Voluntary Beatdown Leaves Town

It only took a year to change the way people read, write and talk about fly fishing. Jason boiled it down and painted it black. He made me want to fish for winter steelhead, then made me feel bad about myself. Now, after a year, he's calling it quits.

A few parting words from the Beatdown.

Fly Times: I thought a bond developed between us!
Voluntary Beatdown: No. Not really. You're scum, Wallace; you did it for RATINGS. You don't give a shit about us or anybody else except yourself; that's why nobody gives a shit about YOU. That's why "helicopters" were not "deployed."

FT: Now what? What'll you do?
VBD: You'll never understand. Me and you, Wally, we're not even the same species. I used to be you...then I evolved. From where you're standing, you're a man. From where I'm standing, you're an ape. I'm here...I'm right here... and're somewhere else, man. You say why? I say why bother?

FT: Now what?
VBD: I realized my true calling in life.
FT: What's that?
VBD: Shit, man, I'm a natural born killer.

Spey: The New And Better Way To Not Catch Steelhead

Thee Originoo Trouthole practicing his reverse slap cast.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Got Taimen?

The Trout Bums/AEG Media have announced the
tour dates for this years Fishing Film Festival. Check it out now so that you can plan for the after party in your home town.