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.
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*.
Found out about this nice little program & certificate from a co-worker this afternoon.
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department manage several areas of native cutthroat trout within the state and want to promote it using the Cutt-Slam certificate.
I’ve had the chance to catch Golden Trout in CA, Gila Trout in AZ, and Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in NM. All of these native fish in their natural watersheds (sometimes hard to reach) were absolutely beautiful.
I had no idea this kind of program existed, maybe worth a vacation fly fishing trip to Wyoming to see what these fish really look like. It would also be nice if NM did something like this too.
This last week I took my father and 2 brothers for a couple days of summer fishing on the San Juan River below Navajo Dam in New Mexico. We had a great time catching several thick 17 inch trout on size 28 midges.
One of the problems I had was with the size 28 hooks and my Brodin net (I’ve had this net for more than 10 years now). It seemed every time we landed a fish the hook would get caught in the net and I spent the next 10 minutes getting the hook un-stuck (even though I pinched the barb down as best I could). More than a couple times, I actually broke the hook and had to tie on a new fly.
I’ve seen some of the newer nets with a rubber bag and thought they would be less of a hassle when catching & releasing fish. So I researched it a bit and found that Brodin has a whole new series of nets called their “Ghost” series (which look pretty slick).
What’s nice is that Brodin also offers the newer “Ghost” net bags to update a older net like mine. I’m definitely going to order a newer Ghost (thermoplastic) net bag for my net. I’ll do a “how to update your net” in a later post and maybe include a video.
I also found a great gallery of fish & net pictures on the Brodin website. More than several pictures show the newer ghost net bags and they look great.