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.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Down The Shore
Long Beach Island, NJ
So our family trip to the beach has come and gone for 2017. A great time to relax, recharge and enjoy the place I've been visiting since I was 5yrs old.
Cresting the dunes upon arrival for the first time
Sunrise on LBI
Sunset over Barnegat Bay
"Old Barney" Overlooking Barnegat Inlet
Small Sand Sharks and Skates were the only thing biting for us.
A few small blues that quickly became bait were also in the surf. All were taken on Surf/Spin gear. Fly gear was packed, but the wind was not my friend on this trip. SO....it was all 8-9' Surf rods and cut Peanut Bunker.
364 Days Till Next Year!
A Great week!