Hey all! Man, if you live in the East, you’re getting spoiled today…if you’re lucky enough to have been out on the water…well, you’re probably having an amazing day! Late summer like day today out here, sunny and 20 Degrees C…and here I am stuck in a office…
Anyway, if you are too, let’s try and blow off these office day blue’s and take ourselves away to a better place…even if that place is just in our heads…
I had to ad this one in, just cause of the title…I LOL’d when I read it…
This is another one )of many that I’ve posted) from New Zealand. I honestly can’t think of many places in the world I’d rather go, and do exactly what this guy did…wow!
Play this one, put up your feet and relax. This is more of a personal shoot form a guy and his gal, but it’s well shot and shows some very pretty footage….the fish ain’t half bed either!
Me, I’m going to try and hit up the Clyde in Northern VT this weekend for the last weekend there. Should be some good Landlocks there, fingers crossed.
This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend the day on the water teaching/introducing this hobby…passion we call fly fishing to Stewart, a great guy from Montreal who was cashing in on his B-day present form his brother….a day trip with me to a river that shall remain nameless…Let’s just call it the AlmonS.
The weather for the last day of the season in up-state NY was dismal, rainy, often times pouring and a measly 8 degrees C, but we were all smiles for most of the day!
Nymphs were the order of the day, with a fish or two being lost on a streamer (Grey Ghost).
Stew was tied up at first with a golden Stone and my good friend the Lafontaine Caddis emerger, he brought 1 Rainbow, and 1 Brown to hand, both around 8″, his first fish on the fly! way to go Stew!.
After pulling in numerous caddis cases with the bright, almost fluorescent green larvae still inside I put on an heavy October Caddis nymph and trailed it with a bright green caddis larvae pattern…And that’s when the magic happened…first a gorgeous 12″ Rainbow, and this Slab of a Brown
Beautiful Fall colours on an 16″ Brown
Way to go Stew!
…though next we’ll have to work on your fish holding technique 😉
So basically, that’s it for the season! I’m going to try my best to get to Ontario in the next few weeks to chase some Steelhead, fingers crossed!
Hey ya’ll , well the season out East is about to wind down, this weekend is pretty much all she wrote for many Eastern rivers…save a few sections of the Chat and Ausable. BUT! that doesn’t mean we cant get our fix of Fish porn for your filthy….filthy minds 😉
We’ll kit start it off this week with a tribute to my main man MG who recently spent some much needed time down in Hilton Head, SC chasing relaxation…and Red’s!
MG spent his time in a kayak stalking tailing red’s for a few days, and apparently it ain’t easy, as they spook easily while their heads are buried in the mud chasing crabs and shrimp, but as always, MG doesn’t disappoint…
A nice SC Red caught on the fly
Just to drive home the point of how beautiful it is in Hilton Head (Golfing Mecca to some), here’s a little diddy for ya…I think you know this guy, MG! 😉
If you’ve been following Frostheaves at all this past summer, you know that I love Smallmouth Bass…and really, if you’re a trout bum who “poopoo’s” fishing for Smallmouth…well you’re dumb…yes I said you were not smart 😉 Smallmouth are maybe the best fish you could catch, they strike hard (usually on the surface), fight even harder, and are incredible acrobats and plain just don’t really give a fudge! And really are quite a pretty fish.
Here’s a nice long one about Oregon Steelhead there are some good fish shots, but the video is more than just about the take. I’ve never been Steelheading and I’m pretty sure I’m missing out on something amazing…it shall be done soon!
And last but DEFINITELY not least, some BIG browns from NZ…ahhh New Zealand…now that’s Mecca….
Have a great Weekend !
Hey everybody! How’s it going!
Temps are cooling down out east and rains have come…THANK GAAAAAD!
MG and I were able to get out last Sunday and did “OK” we each lost what was for sure a Trophy each after 2-3 head shakes…a lesson for you all…SHARPEN YOUR HOOKS regularly, and focus!!!
I’ll hopefully be getting out another day or two over the last 2 weeks of the season so they’re definitely be some updates for ya’ll. For now, however, here is another mail it in Film Friday’s…after the Friday where I wasn’t able to “mail it in”…stupid work that pays me! PFFFF!
This first film is from NZ and gave me the shivers, maybe it’s the ominous background music…maybe its the sheer awesomeness of this battle, start to finish…
Ok, this one is down right DIRTY!!! HUGE Pike on the Fly. Just watch for the wake….absolutely BANANAS!!!!
That’s it for this edition folks.
Tight lines and talk soon.