Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Its Beaver Flipping Time In The Yukon!

I dont know who he/she is but I would like to fish up there! Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Here is my first Intruder....

I want to thank everyone on the net you has posted a step by step of this pattern!







Sunday, July 10, 2011

Just......

....Practice, Practice, Practice!
Today I would return to the Great Miami River. I took my 6wt single hander and my new custom 6wt Switch Rod by feathercastrods.com. I have lined this rod with a Rio Skagit short of 375 grain. I’m getting the weight forward line dialed in. I used an 8wt Scientific Angler Master Series Steelhead Taper today. The grain weight of the line was almost enough to load the rod. I will have to get a 9wt Scientific Angler Master Series Steelhead Taper and try it on the rod next. I have a 10wt Scientific Angler Master Series Steelhead Taper but I fear it will be too much! Figures the one line I don’t own “use to own” I need one again! The day was hot and I drank so much water! I was out to just practice casting. I was able to cast out about 70’ with the rod and let’s be honest no small mouth I’m going to cast to is going to be out 70’. I tried several patterns and caught no fish but was able to maintain a good slow “sometimes” casting stroke. You need to slow down your casts just let it happen! I also wanted to chare something I have been doing to my tube flies. I have been adding glass beads on the mono behind the tube fly to make the hook ride farther behind the fly see attached photos enjoy!

Tom










Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We Miss you Buckeye!








In two days it will be two years when Buckeye, Beanie, Buckers left us to beg for socks out of the great drawer in the sky. I miss you old friend. I miss your muddy paw prints. I miss you talking to me. I miss your sassyness! I miss you.

Love Tom!