Monday, April 30, 2012

A MIXED BAG FOR MAY.....UP- AND- DOWN STEELHEAD, UP-AND DOWN WEATHER,BROWNS CHASING BABY SALMON!....AND 'BACKYARD IN NOWHERE' DVD

( JEANNIE FROM TUSCALUSA,AL- SHE WAS THE WEEK'S STEELHEAD QUEEN-YOU GO SISTER!)
( ANTON JURA FROM SLOVAKIA WITH HIS FIRST MICHIGAN STEELHEAD SUNDAY- A GORGEOUS BUCK!)

( I WAS PLAYING WITH T-14 TIPS WITH CLIENT TOM TERRY'S NEW MAGIC WAND- Z-AXIS SAGE 8134-4 550 RIO SKAGIT- WITHOUT DOUBT THE FINEST SPEY ROD I'VE CASTED WHEN THIS DROP BACK BUCK EXPLODED ON A SENYO'S 'EASY COME-EASY GO EGG SUCKING LEECH-CRUSHED THE FLY ON THE SURFACE IN SHALLOW WATER!)
THE ROLLER COASTER CONTINUES. HOTTEST MARCH ON RECORD, COLDEST FREEZER BURN APRIL, DRY/WET.....WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON! WE LOST OR APPLE CROP, CHERRY CROP...WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE....WE BETTER START PRAY'IN HARD MAN!
( SENYO'S "EASY COME- EASY GO LEECH- LETHAL ON FRESH FISH AND DROP-BACKS AT THIS TIME)
( MATT'S "SWITCH HITTER" SAC/PARR- IT IMITATES CHINOOK PARR, NEWLY EMERGING STEELHEAD FRY - BROWNS ANNIHLATE IT!)

ANY WAYS HERE IS THE SKINNY. JUST WHEN WE THINK THE STEELHEAD ARE DRIED UP, WE GET A FRESH SPURT. THE INSANELY COLD NIGHTS-20'SF AND COLD DAYS KEEP BRINGING IN FRESH STRAGGLERS. SO IF YOU SWING FLIES ON A SKAGIT HEAD WITH ABOUT 10 FEET OF T-14, YOU'LL PICK UP AGGRESSIVE /ACTIVE CHROME COMING UP, AND DROP-BACKS GOING DOWN. THE TAKES ARE VIOLENT AND THE FISH COME UP TO THE TOP FOR YOUR WHITE LEECHES IN SHALLOW WATER!

NYMPHING IS DONE WITH OTTER EGGS( PEGGED WITH MICRO RED BEADS), MY STEELHEAD SOFT HACKLE AND MICRO TINY CHINOOK FRY.
( MY STEELHEAD SOFT HACKLE)


( IN MY NEW BOOK "SELECTIVITY", I AM INTRODUCING J:SON SWEDEN'S REALISTIC MAYFLIES WHICH ARE EASILY TIED BY BUYING THE KITS FROM HARLINE DUBBIN THROUGH YOUR FLY SHOP- FISH MOVE GREAT DISTANCES TO TAKE THESE REALISTIC PATTERNS)



IF YOU WANT TO HIT NICE BROWNIES, MY SAC/PARR CHINOOK STREAMERS WILL DO THE JOB TO THOSE RAVAGING CARNIVOROUS GARBAGE FEEDERS.
 WATER AT A GOOD DEPTH- 2,105 CFS....WATER TEMP 51F.


A FEW CADDIS STARTED AND SAW SOME EPEORUS QUILL GORDONS....FISH NOT GOING CRAZY  ON TOP YET DUE TO THE CHINOOK FRY AND SUCKERS STARTING TO SPAWN....BUT WHEN THE DRY FLY ACTION STARTS IN LATE MAY/JUNE, IT WILL BE HOT AND HEAVY DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF BIG BROWNS AND BOWS WE HAVE THIS YEAR.
( TIME TO START TYING TEMPLE DOG WILLIE GUNNS FOR YOUR ATLANTIC SALMON TRIPS- THE WONDERFUL TUBES OF ROBERT WHITE- SCOTTISH GILLIE, ALONG WITH ARNI BALDURSON'S ICELAND CREATIONS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN SELECTIVITY)

THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHERE YOU HAVE IT ALL....ENJOY!,,...BE PATIENT AND WORK HARD FOR YOUR FISH ...THEY ARE THERE....EVEN THE FISH ARE CONFUSED WITH THE WEATHER! TIME TO START PLANNING FOR THE MAYFLIES AND DRY FLY ACTION !

AND FINALLY THERE IS THE NEW DVD, "BACKYARD IN NOWHERE"
Peter Christensen and Mikkel Poppelhoj are from Denmark and the stars of the great action packed fly fishing western DVD. Peter and Mikkel, have contributed their work with Artic Chars for my Selectivity Book and they just did an amazing trout DVD filmed in New Zealand this winter.

Enjoy!....it ain't for the squeamish, prudish and faint hearted and not for young ears !- amazing aggressive /active footage of river monster pike- sort of a cross reality show of Hillbilly hand fishin, Moon shiners, Swamp People and River Monsters...wild stuff!

 Told Peter and Mikkel I'ld put the word out. The videography and music are great if you don't like the red neck trash.It's not for everyone, but it is very unique...eh!