Posts Tagged ‘CT Fly Fishing’

Bachelor #1, Bachelor #2 and Bachelor #3

Monday, April 18th, 2011

We don’t need no steenking striper fishing advice.



Greg, Ian and Brian at Short Beach in a steady 40mph wind.


Out looking for Morone Skunkatilis

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Would you let this man near YOUR children?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

You can stand right on top of fish but they won’t spook unless you resort to the Thrash Cast. Josh shows how.

Some lovely wildflowers on the way to a secret hole on the <BEEEEEEEEEEP> River…

Full Moon on Penfield Reef

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Penfield Reef full moon in May

Striped Bass Bum night fly box

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Some bass bum’s fly box, patterns mostly by IanCT 4-7″ flies for Striped Bass… just another late night in May

Hous-Stock May 8 2010

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Almost A Keeper

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Heh, just tied it this morning…

A Very Strange May

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

This is a very strange May. After an initial surge of school Stripers with some keepers mixed in we have a very strange lull in the action, reports of bait and bigger bass ten miles up river are strange for this time of year- they should all be down here by now. OH, well. We’ll take what we get, and like it.

Stormy Saugatuck Apr 27 2010

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I had the place to myself for four hours, a private stream, what with threatening rain and strong gusty winds, and freezing temperatures.

I arrived armed with a boatload of newly tied CDC Elk Hair Caddis, planning to fish on top, like last Sunday but nothing was happening on top, except savage freezing wind gusts blowing sticks into the leaf hatches.

Started out with a dropper rig with bead head princes, PTN and scuddly duddlies on the point and smaller #18 midges. Got two tugs that amounted to … NOTHING! The water was up 100% over the past 2 days due to rain.

Switched to swinging #8 spey style flies, using a fast sink Snowbee polyleader and a short length of 5X tippet. A couple of slams! Then a reluctant take which felt more like a stick, and suddenly there is a Rainbow making 4 straight psycho wiggly crack addled jumps, one after the other. He came unbuttoned as the leader was nearing the rod tip… Lost 2 more fish in rapid succession, but this brown stayed on the hook long enough for a pic.

And then it was dark.

I was thinking about Shaq while swinging the flies, because he showed me how to swing flies on the Salmon River NY, and here, I was doing a mini version of that. All of my fish today struck pretty much on the dangle, or at the end of the swing, while I waited. And waited. That’s what Shaq taught me, he doesn’t say much but he did yell when he said “fish it all the way to the end and WAIT! Sometimes they take it there.”

When I got home tonight I find out on that, it’s Shaq’s birthday today. Thanks Shaq!

Harold’s Clouser Replacement

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

This here is a Lead(free)-wrapped bigass Epoxy headed 2/0 Eagle Claw embedded flatwing and bucktail beastie, don’t let that hit you in the back of the head on a quartering wind.