Monday, May 31, 2010

New Product We Could Have REALLY Used.

Introducing the Titan Rod Vault.

Not yet available in PA or NY but needed direly.

Smart looking in its classy aluminum and ABS.

The lockable reel case.

Accepts 3 fly rods, with reels attached, up to 10 feet long.

This looks like a winner.

I'd need 2 to accommodate the usual count of miscreants and hangers on.

Titan does however conveniently offer a "special" deal on the simultaneous purchase of 2 units.  The deal?
$790 for 2 versus the standard price of $395 for 1.  Shipping is $60 for both options plus a handling charge of $15

A little pricey, yes, but just what we've been looking for.

Suggestions:  A 4 rod model would be just right.
                     An extension for switch rods might be a hot option.

Memorial Weekend Pics

The Deuce!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Greazy Day!

Nice float today with several pigs hooked up briefly...

Lesser specimens landed.

This is how the locals play the "Slap & Tickle."

A little after hours action.  This one is a big mutha!

Saturday Morning Bacon

Pre-feeshing breakfast wishes to you all this fine Memorial Day weekend.

Enjoying one of these as I click the puter keys.

Ready with the bacolicious polarized glasses.

Envisioning this, deep fried, for post feeshing enjoyment.

Keep you wading boots wet!
(and didymo free)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

16 Ft. Brown Trout!

This is easily the bestest paint job I've seen on a drift boat. Inspiring even!

Port side:


Found on lunch break today.
Menu: Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Fries and a Diet Coke.
More than you wanted to know, I thought so.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kharma Powers Boost!

Some people you know participated in this recent Fish'n Fun event.

Special Offer!

Ol’Blue Raffle and Big Fish Contest

In a down economy, when times are tough and Minions have been out of work, one group is fighting back in the name of fly fishing & outdoor recreation. is proud to present The Second Annual Ol’ Blue Raffle and Big Fish Contest. The program is simple, one lucky winner gets a 1978 Jeep j10 Truck & Clackacraft drift boat.  The truck is packed with outdoor gear and local merchant goods while the glove box is full of cash.  Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and can be purchased from Rockford Coffee, The Powder Horn, Montana Import Group, Wholesale Sports, The Gallatin Fly Casters (MSU Fly-Fishing Club) or a Greater Gallatin Watershed Council Member (GGWC). 

100% of the proceeds are donated to the (GGWC) to aid in their efforts of keeping SW Montana’s waterways clean and fishable. The mission of the GGWC is to promote conservation and enhancement of our water resources while supporting the traditions of community, agriculture and recreation. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Green Drake Say Whaat?

We met the Green Drakes and our beer was theirs.

Johno showing the Drake who is number one.

A nice brown taken on a coffin fly just after dark.

It was a fine night to be out gallavanting around in rural Pennsylvania.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bacon Bowl

This would go good with your lucky-charms in the morning!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busting up at Cherry Run

The Minions will be utilizing the age old, tried and true,top secret slap and tickle technique to secure a small pocket of Penns Creek this weekend in an often vain, but sometimes incredibly rewarding attempt to meet the...

Green Drake hatch.

Apologies for not recognizing the fine photographer of this splendid specimen.  It was found unannotated amoungst the interwebs.

Which is Most Important...

the side the fly fisher person sees,

or the side the feeshes see?

You make the call.
For that matter, have we been tying all of our pitiful flies with the wrong side up?
We spend incredible amounts of time getting the wings just, just right while just assuming that the dubbing wraps applied to abdomen are copacetic.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Leaving a Legacy..

of "Don't bother kid, that type of fishing is just for rich folk."

No matter how it is packaged, it still makes me want to puke.  Mostly because of the crappy attitude promulgated as "We've got to protect these fishing treasures because the public is too stupid to do it themselves."  Vom!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Bit More from Last Wednesday

Enjoying a few fine cigars and the stash of liquid bread before the evening hatch shortly before being accosted by an upstream angler seeking solace from the frustration of this brief doldrum.

Once again the offending parking area is near capacity with NJ license plates.  But we've got the prime water secured.

Fine neighbor with Weimaraner hits a prime lie.

As darkness falls and the caddis flies thicken to hard to breathe levels, The Rookery is on the board!

Photos provided by my lovely bride.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Note for your Calendar

Dixons Gun Maker's Fair is scheduled for Friday July 23rd thru Sunday July 25th, 2010.

Typically, much fun and interesting gear for all.

Recent Escapades on the W.B.

After multiple lost phone calls I was pried away from work to "rescue" visiting Minions Johno & Stew.
Hilarity ensued...
Where are we now?

Checkin' out the scenery.

Stew hooks up.

The fruits of our labor.

Apres feesh at the newly commissioned W.B. man cave.

The results of some serious piflication; verbal diarhea and falling in while standing still.

All in; a fine Wednesday!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fishing Creek

One of several nice fish taken during a caddis hatch, between myself and minion associate Bear. It always nicer when they are Brookies.