Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fingerlings are Free

We floated down the river this past Monday and released 3000 fingerling Rainbows. These Rainbows are from a warm water strain of fish that can stay active up to 75 degrees, so lets see what happens.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Featured Fly - Double Squirrel Nymph

I will start this feature fly off by apologizing for not doing one for a long time. I was camera and computer less for a while, but I'm back up and running. This is a very basic nymph, but it has been working well for me. Tied from size 16 up to size 10, it works well for an anchor fly or just a general attractor. 

Hook: Orvis Tactical Hook - Wide Gape - 16-10
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead - Copper or Black 
Thread:  Ultra Thread 170 - Fl. Orange 
Rib: Mirage Tinsel - Opal - Sm. or Med. 
Tail: CDL Fibers - Dark
Body: SLF Squirrel Dub - Fox Squirrel 
Collar: SLF Squirrel Dub - Drk. Brown 

Step 1: Slide the proper sized bead on the hook.
Step 2: Make a solid thread base, tying in your ribbing as you move towards the hook bend.
Step 3: Tie in your CDL tail, making a few extra wraps of thread to form a Hot Butt.
Step 4: Making tight wraps, dub the body, leaving a small space open behind the bead.
Step 5: Taking the ribbing under the tail towards the backside of the fly, make your forward ribs.
Step 6: Dub the collar with Drk. Brown squirrel.
Step 7: While doing your whip finish, make a small "hot" collar with the orange thread.
Finished Fly: Double Squirrel Nymph 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Honeymoon Fishing - Part Two

The second day of fishing on the honeymoon took place on the flats. Elizabeth caught her first bonefish on the fly, it was awesome to see her do work on the bow. It was also my first time on the flats for bonefish. We had a great time, and even saw a couple permit. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Honeymoon Fishing - Part One

As promised, I will fill you in on each day from our Honeymoon. I have to first Thank my Beautiful wife Elizabeth for putting up with me, and allowing me to fish on the honeymoon. The first set of pictures were all captured by her, from beginning to end. We were headed to a "secret" Beach that everyone seemed to know about via gulf cart. I spent more time looking into the mangroves and water than I did at the road. It paid off, I saw a tarpon and the rest is history!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Missing In Action

I have to apologize for being absent from the blog for over half the month. If any of you didn't know I got married on 10/10/15, so I blame it totally on that. I will be filling you in on my honeymoon (with fishing) very soon. First here is a picture from my last float of the year with Andy. I would love to get out for bass a few more time before its too cold, but we will have to see.