Saturday, April 21, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
The Final Pennsylvania Essentials Box
After much deliberation the final tally or my Essentials/Jump box came to 42 flies. All of which includes 2/4 each of my favorite flies for the waters I regularly hit throughout the season. These 14 patterns easily account for 60-70% of my fishing throughout the year.
(Top-2-Bottom & Left-2-Right)
Trico Spinner/Sulphur Crackleback
Squirrels Nest Nymph
EHC #16 & 14
LTD March Brown / Sulphur
RP Starling Wet
Cree Variant / Limestone
McFlyfoam Eggs (Iliamna Pink/Steelhead Orange/Apricot)
Little Crappie Fly (Far Left)
Golden retriever (Far Right)
Could I add more?....Sure. With easily another 6-7 heavy hitters. But they are pattern far more water or time of year specific.
If you had to build a similar box for your water....what would it look like?
Would love to hear it.
See you on the water!
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Building the Spring Boxes
With Opening day traditions fast approaching, time to cull patterns not needed and restock those that are.Still working on the Nymph/Streamer box.
The Dry Box
First and foremost, the LTD bins are ready.
Wets and Midge Box
Love wets. And a magnet box is a requirement for me and midge patterns on the water. Trust me, chumming Griffith Gnats does not work.
San Juan and Squiggly Box
Traditionalists please avert your eyes. But This box has saved many a day. Wouldn't leave home without it.
New for this year....Trout Beads Spent a lot of hours tying these puppies up. Notice how perfect I got them?
And finally!...The most important box.
The Essentials Box.
(Still missing 3 LTD's and 3 EHC's)
This box remains in my truck along with a 7' 4wt Cane and Silk Glass rod and a 100yd spool of 4lb Stren Flourocast for tippet.