Aug 31, 2012

Guiding the old man

My dad taught me to fish, but doesn't do it much any more. I took him to a local creek and stood by and gave advice and took off fish. He landed over 50 smallies. Biggest was only a few pounds, but he smiled allot.

Aug 30, 2012

Omaha zoo

Security took my fly rod....realize most these carp are 10+ pounds.

Aug 26, 2012

Friday night fishing

Friday night was a good. We hit dozens of little smallies and even a few little walleyes. When I got home I had a new batch of cigars on the front porch.

Aug 23, 2012

Temple Forks rocks

Was pretty impressed to see a new rod in the tube tonight. Got a replacement rod instead of a repaired piece. Must be cause of all my pull in the company :-)

Aug 21, 2012

New Blogger format janked the site

So when I converted to the new blogger it totally janked my links. After 2 hours of screwing with it, I have given up. I will put in some new posts to start again.

Aug 13, 2012

Sizes of pike flies

Small are $10
Medium are $15
Large are $20

Aug 12, 2012

Cigar storage

These noodle jars are great for storage of cigars.
The small cigar shaped moisture bead holders work great.

Aug 10, 2012

Tying pike flies in my style

Remember that only the first wrap of material is allowed to go around the hook for a secure base. Every other material is stacked on top. This gives the greatest amount of free hook gap you can get. I do a backwards wrapping of the thread. Start at the hook eye end and wrap to the back. This allows you to better control the material and keep it on top of the previous stack.

Only wrap back to where the hook shaft starts to bend. No further.

All material are cut of in a blunt end in order to remove any needed tapering. This saves huge amounts of tying time. The final step is to create a bridge from the top of the head to the hook. I prefer the look of peacock hurl, but any material will work. I then put a couple of drops of superglue on the ends of the material. This will soak in a little and bulletproof the head. I also run a drop down the bridge to strengthen it.

The end product should be tall and skinny just like a real fish. Once you add the eyes it will have a nice roundness to it, but not be oval. The tall flat head also gives a great base to glue the eyes to.

Aug 8, 2012

Last nights fishing

Pros :
Rolled a bunch of little smallies and stripers. Caught one nice drum, which was a total surprise.

Cons: My flyrod expoded after about 3 casts and I had to flail the rest of the night with half a rod. Will start carrying a second rod to this spot since it is about 1.5 miles to walk in.

Aug 5, 2012

Hit a local lake

Few small bass and a few stripers

Aug 2, 2012

Camel bak

Added an insulated line and bite valve, man i love how this fits like it was made for the pack.