It’s taken a fair amount of work lately, I finally made the time and energy investment to create my own fly fishing website.
One of the motivations for creating it was to capture my experiences as I went out and to share them with others (I’m mostly doing this so my kids have a record of something their father loved). This fly fishing website will be a little different, it will use different types of media like google maps with video & audio.
For all the folks who liked the fly fishing movie “A River Runs Through It” (I did) there is a new movie coming with a similar fly-fishing theme “A River Why”. No clue when the release date is, but I’m sure it’s soon. Thanks to Jason Borger for posting on his blog, seems he had the inside scoop since he makes a cameo appearance 39 seconds into the trailer.
I recently ordered a medium Ghost net bag replacement (39 inch circumference at $29 total, the $5 shipping/handling is not disclosed on their website at all) to change out the net on my Brodin Pro Cutthroat net. If you read my previous post on this net you’ll understand why.
I tried to figure out how I was going to capture the process to share on this blog. Video would have been rather long and just typing the process … well … not too exciting, so what I decided to do is post the pictures of my process and add a voice recording to guide you through the pictures.
My voice recording is included below, all you need to do is play the MP3 file and follow along with the pictures which are part of this post. The audio is 8 minutes and 35 seconds long*.
I recently changed out my fly line & backing on one of my reels. I usually use a nail knot to connect the backing to the fly line and another nail knot to connect the fly line to a monofilament leader loop.
It’s been quite a while since tying a nail knot, and I have a tool to help with it called the Tie-Fast, but I lost the instructions or directions.
So, I searched around to see if there were any PDF instructions on the manufacturer’s website. In the searching I found something much more informative.
On youtube, I found WildOnTheFly’s video on how to use the Tie Fast tool. It’s a great little instructional video on how to tie several knots using the tool like: nail knot, nail knot splice (blood knot), nail knot on a fly, and a snell knot (or shank tie).
If you fish and happen to have the Tie-Fast tool (or something like it), this video is worth watching. Enjoy & thanks to WildOnTheFly!
I came across some pictures from when I trout fished in North Carolina back in the late 90’s, some great memories. I really liked fishing the Upper Boone Fork, this little gin-clear stream offered boulder hopping and wild trout under a nice canopy of trees. I casted flies into small pools often at eye level since the elevation change was so steep. The Upper Boone Fork drains into Price Lake just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
There are wild trout in this little stream. As you can see (from the fly size), the little fish smack just about anything if you don’t spook them first. The fly is a size 18 Elk Hair Caddis.
Here is a link to the nearby parking area so you can find this nice little & challenging creek (if it’s still like this). Enjoy!
I really love fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico, it’s one of my favorite places to fish because one can get into 20+ inch trout in the quality waters just below Navajo Dam. The consistent flows and consistent water temperature create a rich food source for all the trout that live there. It’s this rich food source that causes the trout to feed on very small bugs, and when fish feed on very small bugs you need very small flies. In this video I detail my San Juan River Fly Box, what it is, how I made it, and how I use it. Enjoy!
* For better video & audio quality watch the 720p HD version.