Sunday, June 30, 2013

One More Week!

Look out Cape Cod, Coach is about to go dynamic!

Sight Fishing The Flats Of Cape Cod. from Fly Master on Vimeo.

Simms Factory Tour





Interesting!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lee Wulff and Curt Gowdy fish Labrador Old School




Lee fishes the Minipi Lakes region with the voice of the Boston Red Sox.

Hank Patterson #7 "Essential Gear for Fly Fishing"

Philosophical genius:

Hookup catchphrases, the more unique the better, gives you "river cred."

"All you need is desire and like $85 bucks."


"If you catch a fish in the river and nobody's there to see it, did it make a sound?"

"That's what fly fishing is all about, letting other people who aren't catching fish know that you're catching fish."

Don't forget your pulverized sunglasses and a little bit of love in your heart.  See you D-bags on the water.
Oh, and don't forget the beer, that would be dumb.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

R.I.P. Betty

Your eggs were delicious.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cicada Mania in PA?

After hearing rumors of the Broods being on Clark's Creek it was decided that this would be the second stop on our central PA excursion. To be blunt it was the proper decision.  After becoming much like two children on Christmas day when the Cicadas started bouncing off of the car we pulled into the fly fishing stretch's parking lot to hear the sweet song echoing down the creek bed. 
Take note of the below fly which I believe certain others may have busted my ass for purchasing.
Curli with the first fish brought to hand

One of massive quantities of fish whom could not resist the urge to feast.  
Take note of this fella's distended belly.
All this action however did not come with out a casualty. 
To cap off the stellar events of said day we celebrated with Moscow Mule's at the Paxtang Inn.

Curli and I are also pleased to announce that we will be taking reservations now for next year's 17 year Cicada hatch. 

LeTort Spring Run

This past weekend Curli and I paid a visit to a few of central Pennsylvania's cold and gin clear streams the first of which being the Letort. 

After taking the time to observe the tributes to a few local legends we hit the stream where we found multiple rising fish.  After putting the first few down regardless of our stealth ninja like approach adjustments were made and we were able to fool a few feeding trout with some Minion tied terrestrials. 

I introduce my fist fish caught on the LeTort on my Sweet Grass cane rod with a fly i tied.

I look forward to hitting the LeTort Spring Run again soon.  On a more detailed note Curli and I are now offering guided trips to the LeTort however booking ahead of time is a must. 3 month lead time is required.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Why Flyfishing?

http://hatchmag.com/articles/fly-fishing-restoration-soul/771712

Hatch Magazine's Paul Snyder explains why, at least as well as anyone else.
Click on the link above to read the short article.

New purchase

To be bamboozled...

Willow and Canes classic reels to be accompanied by Cortland 444 Sylk line.


 
Willow and Cane is a Pennsylvania based company whom also makes fine bamboo rods such as the Poe Paddy edition rod and Coburn Combo.  They also manufacture fine fly boxes and nice landing nets. You can check out all their goods at http://www.willowandcane.com/index.html

Sunday, June 16, 2013

30 Minutes with Lefty

A new interview with Lefty Kreh courtesy of  Gear Patrol.
Interesting stuff.

Sage Rolls Out NEW Models for 2013

Sage Manufacturing announces the release of its 2014 premier collection of high performance rods called the METHOD series. These ultra-fast fly rods use Sage’s proprietary Konnetic technology. The METHOD delivers high line speeds and tight loops for extreme distance and wind-cutting casts all while maintaining critical accuracy and feel.


Twelve single-hand models will be available in 4-6 weights for freshwater with a cocobolo wood insert and black reel seat components paired with a snub-nose, half-wells grip. The saltwater capable 6-11 weights feature a black aluminum reel seat and a full wells handle and fighting butt. Nine Spey and switch models feature a high-grade cork fore and rear grip.
The METHOD rods will range in price from $800-$1,050 and will be available August 1, 2013. Blanks will also be available for each model.
 
As more and more anglers take to saltwater to expand their fly fishing experiences, Sage introduces the MOTIVE fly rod series. MOTIVE saltwater rods are constructed of time-proven materials and embody Sage’s immense experience pursuing many hard-fighting saltwater species. The MOTIVE features an all-new taper design creating a powerful, fast-action rod that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the distance and accuracy the sport demands. 
MOTIVE rods feature a strong butt section with fighting butt and full-wells grip to provide the necessary strength to fight and control large game fish. Heavy saltwater lines slip easily through the oversized guides, and the aluminum reel seat and saltwater compatible components round out the features. Built on a bluefin blue blank, the rods have blue primary thread wraps with royal blue and black trim wraps and come in a blue steel colored, ballistic nylon rod tube with divided liner.
MOTIVE rods will be available at retail in August 2013 with five, nine-foot rods ranging from 8 to 12 weights. The rods will retail for $425.


This summer, Sage also reveals the 3200 and 2200 series, two new fully-featured fly reel designs offered at prices every angler will appreciate.
The fully machined, durable 3200 series is based on the proven 4200 reel design. These reels include a custom stainless steel clutch bearing inside Sage’s reliable Sealed Carbon System for a drag that performs every time. The large arbor design allows for quick retrievals, and the large, one revolution drag knob ensures the drag is set correctly at a quick glance. Available in three sizes to accommodate 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 weight lines, 3200 series reels come in two colors including black/platinum and platinum. These reels range from $199 to $239 and will be available at retail stores in August.
Sage’s new, large arbor 2200 reel series are machined die cast aluminum, but thanks to a refined machining process, these reels have exacting tolerances resulting in a more finished look than traditional die cast reels. The reels feature fully machined handles and drag knobs and are highlighted by Sage’s Sealed Carbon System drag technology. Anglers will appreciate the technical design features at an attractive price. Available in line four models for line weights 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. The 7-8 and 9-10 sizes are ideal for Switch and Spey anglers thanks to ample capacity for larger line diameters. 2200 series reels come in black/platinum and black/blaze for a surprising retail price of $129-$159. Available at retail stores in August.

 Introducing a completely new reel design called the EVOKE. These reels provide anglers with all of the drag strength and adjustability they desire coupled with a unique structural design that offers distinct fishing benefits. The reels feature a modified full frame design that contains the line while at the same time allowing access to both rims of the spool for palming while fighting fish.

The large arbor EVOKE reels use the same proven Sealed Carbon System drag design as Sage’s popular 6000 series reels. The large, easy-to-grab, one revolution drag knob has detents from 1 to 39 for more finesse when dialing-in the desired drag resistance.
EVOKE reels are fully machined and will be available in both 8 and 10 weights. The reels come in three color options including: stealth/platinum, bronze/platinum and stealth/blaze. The 8-weight reel retail price is $575, the 10-weight retails for $595 and the spools retail for $275 and $295, respectively. Both reels will be available in August 2013.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Bacon!

Mmm, BACON!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

This Is Fly 41

For your visual cortex's pleasure I offer This Is Fly Issue 41
Find this at: http://www.thisisfly.com/

S.H.O.V.E.L.

The most laser awesome eating utensil devised to date.  Behold the S.H.O.V.E.L.; Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle.  This spork is made from THE wonder metal, titanium, and includes your typical spoon and fork combo and your atypical serrated edge for cutting / bottle-cap opener, and surprisingly all wrapped in six feet of red paracord.
This sure to cut down on weight and volume required to provision the gourmet streamside lunh extraordinaire.
Find it at: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11763

Camille Egdorf look out...

there might be a Bear in your future?

Camille Egdorf | ALLEN Pro Staffer from Detonation Studios on Vimeo.

On why fly fish.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nice hat!

SOLSTICE - by Adipose

SOLSTICE - Fly Fishing - An Adipose Fly Fishing Production from Adipose Productions on Vimeo.

The drought is over!

This evening a largish brown succumbed to the powers of a Isonychia emerger at the load canine pool.  And then we went to dinner with said canine in a glider table on the deck at the WB Resort.  Poor Chobie couldn't understand why the good smells and all the new people weren't there just for him.
~18" fatty with a pretty blue patch immediately behind the eyes.
Caught a 14" dinker too, didn't bother to dig out the iPhone for that one.
All in all, another lovely evening along the WB with Doc and his lovely wife.

So, how's that guiding gig up in Alaska,

that you had to rush off to, short notice and all, 4 weeks ago, going for you?

Brown Trout from Jared Sabater on Vimeo.


Oh, back on the Delaware already?
I guess not so good, huh.

More recenter stuff,

from The Beard.

Salmonfly Invasion from Henrys Fork Anglers on Vimeo.

This one is a perfect match,

for the Major's demographic.

ChasingWaters "Dry Run" from SouthFace Media Group Inc. on Vimeo.

June 1st

A lot happened on June 1st.
 Fish N Fun day was a huge success, highest attendance to date.
 Minions generated what should have been HUGE amounts of good karma assisting attendees with the fine art of tank clanker tom foolery.
 Banjo & guitar accompanied the Kocher Park festivities.
 Green Drakes, both spinners,
 and duns were in abundance in the streamside foliage.
But the karma will apparently be used for other purposes than luring big mutha browns to our flies.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


In honor of the anniversary of D-Day, I would like to share this photograph and thought with you all.