Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Resoled Wading Boots Rock

OK, don't get me started on the states that are banning felt-soled wading boots. Too long a discussion. I, however, will be in full compliance with the new regulations. For short money I had my nice (long dollar), broken-in boots resoled with Vibram lug soles. The boots works great. Stomping with joy. Go to a shoe repair place. They will sand off the felt and install the new sole. End of story. Sorry not to be adding to the pockets of the boot manufacturers. You thieves know who you are.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Going Fishing In Wyoming?

This photo was sent to me by Frank Johnson, famous Big Horn River Guide, showing the snow-pack in the mountains. The snow-fall was 250% of average. There has been lots of low-land flooding due to heavy rains of 7"-10" in just a few days. This is an area which gets 14"-15" annual rainfall.Frank says, "The Big Horn is running at 14,000 cfs, which is the highest it has been since the dam was built in 1968. The flows will increase over the next couple of weeks. We are very concerned about more serious flooding and damage." Hang on. It'll be a wild ride in the Hyde.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fly Fishing Team USA Selected

2011 Fly Fishing Team USA:  
Lance Egan 
Devin Olsen 
Anthony Naranja 
Loren Williams 
Norman Maktima 
George Daniel - Coach 
The World Championships will take place in Bolanzo, Italy in the Dolomites Region Aug 29 - Sept 2, 2011. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ultimate Fishing Town

ROSCOE — Roscoe is looking for voters to help it win the World Fishing Network (WFN) contest as the "Ultimate Fishing Town" in the United States.
The winning community will receive $25,000 to improve fishing access, as well as a cable TV episode about the town.
The final voting round ends May 31.
Already known as "Trout Town, USA," Roscoe is considered the birthplace of American dry-fly fishing, developed by Theodore Gordon and his followers. Roscoe is home to the junction of two trophy trout streams, the Willowemoc and the Beaverkill, in addition to many nearby lakes, ponds and reservoirs.
Voting is done via email by going to and following a simple procedure. Individuals are able to vote four times a day (once each in specific blocks of time) for each email address they have.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

US National Fly Fishing Championships

Next week anglers from around the country will descend upon Cherokee, North Carolina for this year's US National Fly Fishing Championship. The event begins on May 19.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tenkara Flies

Sakasa Kerbari, Reverse Hackle

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spreading Didymo Through Stocking

OK, so there is didymo in the Farmington River. CT harvests fish for breeding stock from the Farmington River.These fish are transported from the river to the hatchery. Sounds to me like this also brings rock snot to the hatchery. Or are the breeding stock given a bath first? Ha. What about the contamination of the equipment and trucks used to the chauffeur stocking fish around the state?  I am no expert, but where do my felt soles factor in here? Oh, and by the way, I have yet to see one bird-washing station. How do water foul and other animals decontaminate before traipsing from one body of water to the other?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Best Floatant: Dry Magic

This is an unique silicone floatant that works wonders on all dry flies and it lasts forever. Works extremely well on CDC and Snowshoe rabbit flies; will not mat down the fibers. This is the one floatant that won't let you down or let your flies sink.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Quick Tye: Flexi-Floss Worm

Hook, bead and flexi-floss and you are good to go. Very effective in red as well. Don't leave home without 'em.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

March Brown Fly Rods

Still loving my 7-piece March Brown Travel Rods. Great performance and it slips into my back pack.  Check out their sale at:

Friday, May 6, 2011

It Is True

The true fisherman approaches the first day of fishing with all the sense of wonder and awe of a child approaching Christmas.

Robert Traver
Trout Madness

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shout Out To The Trout Master

Nice fish Bill. Sorry about the quality, but I was perched high in a tree, with a telephoto lens. I shared my lunch with a squirrel named, Rusty. He said he knows you pretty well??

Monday, May 2, 2011

Toothy Critters On The Fly

It's that time of year! Nice beast Jen. Go deep with wild flies on big sharp hooks to catch these hens.   "That particular fish actually dropped her eggs in my hand when I was taking off the fly. Then she reached around to eat them.  What a bitch!"