Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fishing and some poppers

I managed to get out for some stream fishing yesterday. I got out on the water slightly before 8am and when I arrived a downstream wind was already starting to blow. We had some rain earlier in the week as well and the river was flowing quite a bit stronger than I expected. Never the less I rigged up and headed down to the river. It was one of those days though where you wonder if it wasn't better to stay in bed. On the first cast I manged to get a tangle in my leader which had me cutting everything off. From there things just got worse. As mentioned the river was a bit high and the by now strong downstream wind made getting a decent cast in next to impossible.  I did manage to get about 8 fish and also missed a few, but after numerous tangle's, a head first plunge into a deep pool and hooking myself and every branch around me, my heart just wasn't in it anymore, so I just mechanically kept on fishing till my exit point.


No, the sparkles weren't intentional. Only realized afterwards my new camera has a "add sparkles" feature.


Today I was in the mood to tie some flies, buy after my piscatorial misadventures yesterday I thought it might be best to stay away from the small stuff, so I tied a few poppers.

Some popper bodies in the curing rack

11 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful, wild looking stretch of water.

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  2. Awesome looking poppers.
    Nice work.

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  3. Very nice little fish!
    Are you using ready made bodies or do you make them yourself?

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  4. I have to admit, I like the sparkle feature on your camera...cool pics! I wouldn't know a popper from pop corn, but those are really nice looking.

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  5. That first picture is absolutely beautiful! Nice job.

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  6. you are getting and better each batch

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  7. Gorgeous fish! Great blog, you got a new follower!Really lovely wild looking stretch of water.

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  8. Attractive blog. All the pictures are very eye catchy. Nice blog !

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  10. Nice Blog. Very attractive article for fishing. Mainly pictures are awesome. Flying fishing system is best. Thank you very much for share this helpful blog.

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