Archive for the ‘Adam’s Fly’ Category

A Bad Start? Nah.   Leave a comment

You might look at this scene and think to yourself, “That’s an inauspicious start to a day of fly fishing.”

 

Bridge out? Aw Hell.

Bridge out? Aw Hell.

 

Stephen and I went up to Richland county this morning and it was gangbusters on dry flies. It was some serious fun. Much more in a post on Monday. With photos and everything!

oh Lord, I’m stuck in Lodi Again…   7 comments

Here are some shots of my outing to Lodi Spring Creek recently. I had a great time and caught about a dozen fish. That is a beautiful little creek full of springs. Go check it out sometime.

 

That's one ugly Brown Trout!

That's one ugly Brown Trout!

 

A Pretty little Rainbow

A Pretty little Rainbow

 

Oh, so that's what a Brown Trout is supposed to look like...

Oh, so that's what a Brown Trout is supposed to look like...

 

Some dry fly success was had!

Some dry fly success was had!

 

I love how these fish slam dry bugs!

I love how these fish slam dry bugs!

 

Just a baby.

Just a baby.

 

My "Happy-but-Cool" face.

My "Happy-but-Cool" face.

 

Exhibit A - Tom not at work, as recorded by Tom's own foot.

Exhibit A - Tom not at work, as recorded by Tom's own foot.

 

Pictures from the Weekend   6 comments

Stephen Rose and I got out over the weekend to a creek that has baffled and battered us for some time now. This creek doesn’t give up its fish easily. There may not even be that many fish in this creek, but it is certainly enticing. It is a beautiful place, not far from home, with lots of fishy-looking spots. Others who’ve fished it have reported successes and failures. It is popular with fly fishermen, probably because of the many “improved” areas that allow a person to cast a fly rod.

Stephen got a few strikes but couldn’t connect. I got one fish on a wooly bugger. The fishing that was had would not make a very good extreme fly fishing movie. But, like you’ll hear from many fly fishermen, it was a beautiful experience.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Double Surgeon's Knot, by Stephen Rose

Double Surgeon's Knot, by Stephen Rose

Clipping the Tags

Clipping the Tags

Stephen working an Adam's in a very attractive pool

Stephen working an Adam's in a very attractive pool

This flower is every fly fisherman's nightmare (Black-Eyed Susan)

This flower is every fly fisherman's nightmare (Black-Eyed Susan)

Pretty, isn't it?

Pretty, isn't it?

Another failed attempt to lure a fish from a fantastic bend pool

Another failed attempt to lure a fish from a fantastic bend pool

Ha! I fooled a fish!

Ha! I fooled a fish!

Please, God, just let me catch a fish! There have got to be fish in there!

Please, God, just let me catch a fish! There have got to be fish in there!

This farmer mows a path along the stream. Thanks buddy!

This farmer mows a path along the stream. Thanks buddy!