Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Testing a new fly pattern

I was searching the web many months ago and found a video on YouTube showing how to tie Eric Leiser's Woodchuck Caddis.  Since I like to test out new patterns I thought that I would give this one a try.  I used the same dubbing that is used in the Ausable Bomber and as a result the fly really resembles a caddis version of this remarkable pattern.  On the water the fly has proven to be very effective, having drawn numerous strikes on the streams that I have recently used it on.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Autumn colors

There is nothing like the fall in New England, particularly when it's sunny with seasonable temperatures.  The color of  the leaves and the fish can be visually remarkable, while the smell of clean fresh air is invigorating.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Making up for discouraging salt water fishing

One of my favorite fish to catch and observe is the little tunny.  When they arrive in our inshore waters in late summer my mania to pursue these beautiful fish comes on strong.  The problem is that they can be very frustrating, due to their behavior and ability to be everywhere but where you are.  Adding to the challenge of pursuing these fish was the fact that my boat was out of commission for many weeks, right during the time that these creatures invaded our waters in significant numbers.  While I have finally been in the right place at the right time a couple of times (landing 6 on the fly rod and 4 on the spinning rod), my time on the water friday was almost unbearably frustrating.   Hence, I decided that a trip to the nearest wild trout stream was in order on Saturday.  The beautiful brookies that I caught there made me forget (temporarily) about my generally bad luck pursuing the other fish that I am enamored with.