34" Summer Run Steelhead 1993
East Fork of the Satsup River
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Test Bin
The Tactical Caddis, or at least the remaining 3 of the 7 flies tied.
After two trout seasons and 18 months in the tin, it will remain a keeper in my box. Give it a try on your home waters and by all means let me know how the pattern works for you.
Hook: #14 Orvis Wide gape Tactical
Thread: 8/0 Black
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Weight: .015 Lead wire
Rib: Tan Micro-tubing
Abdomen: #11 Olive Hareline
Thorax: Peacock / Black Ice-Dub
Hackle: Furnace Hen hackle
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
"Steak & Eggs" was the main course for me most of the trip, with the Apricot/Steelhead orange McFly egg bringing fish to the net.
While on the Little Fishing Creek the main crew was hitting them hard, bring some big fish to the net.
Ron with a 20" fish in the middle of winter. How do you beat that?
I think the smile says it all. Nice fish Len!
Great water and great fish. The weather was our friend for sure.
Once again, Jim plants a stake in the ground with another big fish of the trip. How does he do that while taking all these pictures?
And thanks for the camera work!
Once thawed out, fed and spirits in hand, the tying table is the evening schedule.
As the tying ensues, Ron checks the weather.
Your's truly, navigating the tying world of Bifocals and Guinness.
Day 2 began a tad bit colder, but still not your normal northeast January.
But look close and you can see whispers of what's to come.
Living the dream!
Back to Little Fishing Creek
Fishing was a bit slower on day 2 with colder temps and lower water. But the quality of fish were the same.
After a few missed attempts, the call for a "LARGER NET" was made.
The landing crew (Doug and Chris)
Many thanks Gents!
The man with the net!
Another fat rainbow
"Great fish, Great friends & Great water"?
Monday, January 18, 2016
Smooth casting, well built and priced right. This rod shines in the Glass arena in my opinion.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Hook: #16-12 Standard Nymph
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Natural Pheasant Tail
Body: Natural Grey Squirrel
Rib: Fine Gold Wire
Wing-Case: Natural Brahma Hen