Sunday, March 30, 2014


H.O.H.W. is but two weekends away and it looks like they are truly, bringing the goodness this year.

Check out the West Branch Angler / Resort's new event dedicated website at - Link: H.O.H.W.

Let me know if access to the chateau is required?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coming Soon to a Fly Rod Near You!

After the passing of The Waters of March, we bring you the Spring Creeks of South Central Pennsylvania courtesy of Casa de Curly.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Interesting Fly Tye,

the Madison "Guide Cripple."  I prefer handi-capable.

Madison Guide Cripple from Brooks Browns & Bows on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Getting the '14 Skunk Off

Saturday limestone creek arrival revealed midging browns about 30 yards from the Dubaru.

Bear's second brown is pictured above.
Picked up a couple on small Pheasant Tail nymphs and a couple on dry Midges and Olives.
I didn't get hit until Bear already had two in the net.  Frustration levels were growing until a dinker hit my nymph.  It was much more fun after that.

A Soul River Runs...


I may have found the perfect hat for Johno.
Soul River Runs Deep
"A deep river runs cold?"
"A shallow river runs wide?"
"A cold river runs carelessly?"
"Warm water runs slowly?"
"A quiet man has deep thoughts?"
"Stew runs with beer?"

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Bacon!

Oh yes they did!

Brought to you by the good folks at Hatfi...I mean Oscar Meyer.

The most interesting man in the world says...


More on the Cabin Fever theme...

It'll all be over soon.

Cabin Fever from Henrys Fork Anglers on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Some piggies heyah!

Obsession - Fly Fishing for Big Brown Trout in Oregon from Mountain Made Media on Vimeo.

Iron Fly = Iron Chef

Coming to a local pub near you:

Iron Fly PA - 4/21 7pm-????
Al's Pizza and Pub
409 N. Enola Road
Enola PA 17025

Artsy fartsy...

a localish artist shares his goods.
 See more of his work at:
Creative On The Fly

Take special note of the Catch & Release drawing on the Higbee map.

Monday, March 17, 2014

More Winter Fishing...

but this one makes it seem nice?

"Snow and Ice"- Teaser from EVOproductions on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Richard Strolis Hendrickson

This tying tutorial is by the same gentleman who tied the kick-ass articulated streamer that has taken up permanent residence in my fly collection table.  I find the "spectrumized" dubbing very interesting.  Incidentally, I've only seen it available just down the valley here.

Hendrickson Comparadun from Richard Strolis on Vimeo.

Start you tying engines Minions, there is very little time to waste!

Everyone's got the Shack Nasties!

View one Minnesotan's attempt to escape, mentally at least, from the dreaded polar vortex.

03.07.2014 from Take it to Eleven on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shadow Seeker Custom Colored Fly Lines

Choose up to three colors from their 400 choice color palette.
Above line is block body with a bright green tip.
Available for $19.99 for a limited time. 
Wouldn't these look cool on your custom fiberglass rod or loaded into your Steal Your Face reel? (If you could afford either of those...)

Snow Goose Hunt

Thanks to Bologna Bill, and his inability to remain still........the Snow Geese won this round.  Next time we will even things out.

Notice Johno in the above picture providing instruction on his preferred tactic of Ground Pounding!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Are you an "Algerine?" Sparse Grey Hackle's Expose on Penns Creek Circa 1957

He will always be viewed as a traitor by the locals who assisted him with his story that brought the unwashed masses to Penns Creek.
The article link is below, courtesy of our friends at Sports Illustrated:
Sports Illustrated 1957
"The trout don't rise in the cemetery,  so you better do your fishing while you're still able."
Alfred Miller 1892 - 1983

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Central Pa Limestoner Bonaza

Spring is here and it means spring creek time at Casa de Curly.  Here are the available weekends: March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th.  In the last two weekends I could be talked into taking a Friday off.  Whose in?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A limestone spring creek...

visit gets the funk off a few Minions with bad cases of the shack nasties.
On Saturday Minions went in search of these early season beauties,
and participated in various nymph and dry related netting events.
It also didn't hurt that the thermometer managed to squeak out 50 degrees of partial sunniness.
Here Stew models the latest in spunky rainbow trouts.
We rounded out the day's awesomeness with savory and delicious Texas Chilli Cheese Dogs from the locally notorious Mr. Hot Dog and More franchise.

Don't be jealous now...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Cabin Fever?

Is something awry in Craig MT?

Somewhere Out West from scumliner media on Vimeo.

Strobel "Jurassic" Lake

from Catch Magazine:

Friday Bacon!

Behold the iPhone Bacon Alarm Clock courtesy of our friends at Oscar Mayer, (Hoping for innovations from Hatfield that take this idea to the next level.)
Lets keep it real here, who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of bacon wafting up from the kitchen?  Now that's the way to start every morning!  From the invention of fire, (and perhaps the cast iron skillet), bacon has served as the free worlds most effective alarm clock.  Fast forward to today, our friends at Oscar Meyer are unleashing something laser awesome that allows you to wake up to the aroma of bacon everyday.
The Bacon-scented alarm clock from Oscar Meyer! This bad boy plugs in to your iPhone and with the installation of a proprietary app releases the amazing scent of bacon at the designated time.  Interested?  This new technology is a need not a want.  Unless of course, you don’t like bacon, then we really don’t don't want to talk to you anyway.  Get yours at Oscar Mayer - Wake Up And Smell The Bacon now!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

33" Brown Trout

Apparently it takes some serious dedication, and a Loop rod & reel, to connect with the most awesome of piscine predators

my LOOP story Derek Olthuis from LOOP USA on Vimeo.
Obviously the fish above is a Char, while the fish below is the aforementioned trout.