Jan 30, 2012

William Joseph Xmas in January

The Confluence:
2 magnetic pockets so no zippers to snag line
2 zipper pockets on the outer edges
2 integrated retractable spools
integrated tippet spool in the front pocket
large fly foam pad in the second pocket

1 small pocket
1 large pocket
2 packet straps- to attach a rolled up rain coat or something

tsunami water proof boat bag
basically has one large pocket and a couple of dividers

Jan 28, 2012

This years fishing trip

So I am starting to look into this years summer fishing trip. Can you guess the species?

Jan 27, 2012

That alusive UPS package.

Sat all day at working thinking of the box full of new William Joseph stuff on the way to my house. Ran home, opened the porch and damn it.......nothing! Now I have to wait all weekend till monday.

Jan 24, 2012

Child of the 70's

Got my new plates today. I have always been a big fan of late 70's shows and movies.

Jan 17, 2012

Chicago Musky show January 14

Had a fun show at with John and Jeremy from Chifly.com
Tied allot of flies and sold some stuff. The item to remember is that there was something like 65 vendors and we were the only fly fishing booth.
Met Dave from Chicago and a few other people.

Jan 13, 2012

My equipment list

Temple Forks TICRx, 8 weight , tip fast taper
Temple Forks Axiom, 8 weight, mid fast taper

2 Temple Forks 475, 10/11/12 weight

10 weight cortland 300 grain fast sink striper line
10 weight cortland pike taper

9 foot bone fish clear furled leader

3 feet 30 lb flourocarbon

Because I throw such large flies I prefer to over line my rods. I can throw almost an entire 90 foot pike taper with a fly on with this set up.

The 2 over line weight cannot be cast with this set up because the full line grain weight is too much for the eight weight rod. The 10 weight belly only grain is close to 300 grains on both and shoots like a bomb. One false cast and throw it for all it will go. This larger grain makes the fly pull less drag on the shooting and also pushes it in case of wind. I used to run a 9 weight line, but the 10 shoots with minimal added effort and goes farther and is effected less by wind.

Jan 10, 2012

Tonight's pike

None for me but dave took one

Jan 9, 2012

Chicago Musky Show

I will be tying Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-3. If your in the area, stop by and see me.

Jan 5, 2012

Tonights porn

6 pounds, slammed a big greenie!

Jan 1, 2012

New Years Eve fishing

John from (http://flyfishingwarmwater.blogspot.com) and I went to a local haunt yesterday and hit six fish in a couple of hours. It was a good time. Don't tell John's wife he smoked one of my cigars.