Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Work has me in court all day tomorrow, so look for the story on this one in a day or two.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sure enough he starts telling me about how he likes to go to the Pequest and fish the hatchery outflow for those BIG FRIGGIN' TROUT that hang there. He boasts about how adept he is at hooking them, although he doesn't always land them because they swim so hard. He says he breaks them off a lot.
I say, "Oh, yeah, I hear that pool gets pounded. What do you use to take them?"
He says, "I use woolley-buggers that have lead eyes. They are killer."
"Lead-eyed buggers, huh? I figured those fish have seen every bugger known to man." I said to him in more of a question than a statement.
He says in kind of guilty whisper, "It doesn't matter. All you have to do is cast it past them and wait until one swims over it and then lift it fast and you hook them."
"Are you serious?"
"Yeah, my dad says it's okay because you are using a fly and everybody does it because those fish won't take a fly. He does it all the time." He says confidently.
"You think that's sporting?"
"Why not. They can swim much better when you hook them in the tail and they are hard to land." The kid is serious.
I told him that wasn't fishing and if I saw him doing that I would report him. "You must know that's not legal, come on." I say with not an ounce of sympathy and a dose of venom.
He walks away, but before he does, he tells me his dad says people like me should be shot.
Great......I guess the clown doesn't fall far from the tree.
So, if you see a 15-ish Y.O. kid, 5' 9" with black punk hair, a uni-brow, and XXL, with his dad at the hatchery outflow, keep and eye on them and nail them if you see them practicing their clown act.
Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity? ~S. Polyak
.......and BAD parenting.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
No, we're not talking about a sad dog, we're talking about a great winter-time streamer - a blue, woolley-bugger style deal, that's killer in the cold months. It has all the qualities of a good streamer fly - easy to tie, durable, bulky, shimmery, lively and ugly. It pushes water when stripped.
There it is, in all its glory.............the Blue Bitch, the best bitch you'll ever meet and fish with. The recipe:
Hook: Size 2 - 8 3XL Streamer
Bead: Gold - size to match hook
Weight: Lead wire
Tail: Royal blue marabou
Body: Royal blue SLF - twist in a loop and then wrap up shank to gold bead.
Let 'er rip. Fish it dead-drift, swing it, strip it.
Have fun, and protect those eyes!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Hours are: Friday 10-6, Saturday 8:30-6, and Sunday 9-4:30
I'll be doing a presentation all three days, "NJ Trout Streams Tactics and Strategies", and signing my new book, "Fly Fishing NJ Trout Streams", immediately after each presentation.
The presentations are in the DoubleTree, and the authors booth is in the Exhibit Center.
My presentation schedule is: Friday 1:00pm, Saturday 12 noon, and Sunday at noon.
More info at: http://www.flyfishingshow.com/
Hope to see you there.
The HYPE has already started, by the time we get to the game I'll be so sick of hearing about it and everything surrounding the game (no don't expect any intelligent words about the game itself) I won't even want to watch it.
That's it. It's too damn cold to go fishing, so what do you expect? I just started this thing, too, so give me a little while to get my sea legs.