Friday, September 8, 2017
The Cane and Silk was perfect. Just quick enough to toss a light indicator/nymph rig, and a dream to cast with a Cortland 444 Peach DT4F line. The build?......flawless. What can I say? Mike Kattner is a joy to work with and builds a wonderful glass fly rod.
The takeaway from the day was a wonderful time fishing side-by-side with my daughter, punctuated but not defined by the single muddy-water trout that was brought to hand.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Fresh Figs from the last of the remaining on the tree.
Seems to be about 2 weeks earlier than normal?
Soon those brightly colored poppers on top will switch to streamers and nymphs.
While the bass were on a hiatus this morning, the water was filled with eager average-sized gills as if they knew as well, the coming change. An enjoyable morning, while in the back of my mind I tried to paint the picture to carry me through once the top-water seasons wraps itself up.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Now, I am the first to admit, that I am not a "classically trained" realistic fly tier. I barely fall into the "trained at all" category. But like a 4 year old with a screw driver looking at a light socket...sometimes I just can't help myself.
With materials at hand, and a process that developed as it went, here is what I came up with.
The likelihood of this pattern ever being duplicated again, is extremely small. It WILL however.....be fished.
Cicadidae's Mother Recipe
Hook: 2/0 Gamakatsu Stinger
Thread: Black 3/0 Uni-thread
Body: Brown & Green Fly Foam
Wing: Nylon Mesh
Abdomen: Root beer and Black Shiraz
Legs: Yelllow and Olive Centipede
Eyes: Paracord W/Melted ends
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
|New Cane and Silk|
7' 6" 4/5wt
Well, I need to say, that Mike Kattner of "Cane and Silk" rods has really impressed with the newest build just received this week. After breaking open the shipping tube, I went with an Orvis Battenkill III reel and a DT4F Cortland peach line. It really impressed.
Olive-dyed Buckeye Burl reel seat, Black nickel garrison style hardware, with Olive and dark brown silk wraps.
After ordering this same rod in his base model last year, and fishing it for a full season, I was intrigued enough to want an Eminence build model. I am very pleased that I did.
The rod loads almost instantly with the 4wt DT line, throws a wonderful loop and the tip tracks with very little bounce on recovery which makes accuracy a breeze. The build itself is flawless. Looking for a new piece of glass? Look no further.