Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today's Catch

A break in the weather permitted a couple hours on the water.

This just in... has posted the list of the most popular fishing equipment purchased during 2010. And the winners are:
* Top rod and reel combo brand: Shakespeare (23.6% of all purchases)
* Top fishing line producer: Berkley (12.8% of all purchases)
* Top hard bait brand: Rapala (25.7% of all purchases)
* Top soft bait brand: Zoom (13.3% of all purchases)
* Top spinner bait brand: Strike King (16.7% of all purchases)
* Top hook brand: Eagle Claw/Lazer Sharp (28% of all purchases)
* Top sinker brand: generic (29.7%), Water Gremlin (12% of all purchases)
* Top fly rod brand: LL Bean (25.6% of all purchases)
* Top fly reels brand: Orvis (17.5% of all purchases)
* Top fly combo brand: Pfleuger (6.5% of all purchases)
* Top fly line brand: Rio (32.1% of all purchases)
* Top fly leader brand: Rio (31.2% of all purchases)
* Top fly tying material brand: Wapsi (14% of all purchases)
* Top fish finder or sonar brand: Humminbird (34.7% of all purchases)
* Top tackle box brand: Plano (45.5% of all purchases)
* Top landing net brand: Frabill (33.4% of all purchases)
* Top fishing knife brand: Rapala (22.4% of all purchases)

Read more:

New Fly Fishing Show coming to a T.V. near YOU?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

West Branch Resort Video

You'll want to turn down the volume on this trip report for Browns on the Upper W.B.

Brown Trout in the Morning from West Branch Angler on Vimeo.

Deadliest Catchiest

A new fishing crew member of the popular TV show “Deadliest Catch” was found dead in a motel room in Alaska, the police reported on Wednesday.

‘Deadliest Catch’ is a Discovery channel reality series. One of its ships called Time Bandit, where Justin Tennison had worked, films the crab fishing industry in the treacherous waters off Alaska.

Authorities said Tennison was found dead in Homer on Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Randy Rosencrans, a Homer officer, said they discovered beer, hard liquor and small quantity of marijuana inside the room.

Two rooms were listed under the name of Tennison and guests staying near the rooms had complained about loud noise. Police supposed a party was being held Monday night in the motel room.

Discovery spokesman Josh Weinberg said Tennison’s posthumous debut will be on the series’ upcoming season that is scheduled to start in April. A statement posted on the official website of Time Bandit said that Justin was tough as a bull and was an all-around good hand.

Weinberg released a statement that says Discovery was disheartened by the news. They are sending their sympathies to his family, as well as his fellow crew members during these tough times.

On Wednesday afternoon, the cause of Tennison’s death was still unknown. Rosencrans informed that foul play is not suspected. Later Wednesday, an autopsy was performed by the state medical examiner’s office.

Tennison’s death comes more than a year after the “Deadliest Catch” fishing vessel Cornelia Marie Captain Phil Harries died of a massive stroke at the age of 53.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Bacon!

Something to freshen your breath prior to your big night out on the town...
the reason you freshen your breath prior to a big night on the town.

Somebody told me there are 2 beautiful women in this picture.  I didn't notice.  All I saw was bacon:-)

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow; Can you say RUGBY?

11:30 am = Pregame Festivities
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm = THE MAIN EVENT, ENGLAND vs. france
All the glorious awesomeness can be found on BBC America

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday Bacon - Delayed due to weather.

I don't always eat bacon, but when I do I prefer bacon.

Saint Anthony, the Patron Saint of Bacon.

Mysterious bacon theft solved!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fly Fishing Show - Valley Forge Convention Center

Valley Forge Convention Center
March 5 & 6, 2011
Show Hours: Sat 0900-1600; Sun 0900-1630
Adult Admission: $15 for one day

This one is a stretch for most of the Minions. Anyone interested?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

S.C. Weather vs. Olive Hatch

Oldtimey Brown Trout caught in the vicinity...
Based upon forecast temps. for this coming week, Saturday & Sunday could be banner olive days...

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Warm with highs in the lower 50s.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
Friday: Partly sunny. Warm with highs in the lower 50s.

I know some Minions have an assembly planned for tomorrow, but is anyone up for this coming weekend?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bargains at MRFC

Here's a couple of genuine bargains spotted at the MRFC "Clearance" page:

The Patagonia hip pack for $39.99

The Fishpond lumbar pack for $49.99

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hendrickson / Rusty Spinner Recipe

Here's another nice video for you newbie Minion fly tyers to cut your teeth on...

and here's a link to a more standard spinner pattern;