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Friday, October 29, 2010

steel head streamers

some steelie streamers I came up with to try this weekend


some flies for a recent order....

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The new fly...The Pick.....Articulated....Fly Lipp.....Killer....tested it out this morning....EAT THE FLY!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I've been tying up a storm of bass bugs...I will be tying at the International Fly Tying Symposium in New Jersey in November. I will be at the Hatches Magazine booth....Make sure to drop by and say hello....Hatches is an amazing up and coming magazine and is in connection to as well....Make sure you pick up a copy....You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I wanted to hit the SR today for Chrome and Salmon...However...Those plans fell threw...I decided to hit the lake and hunt pickerel and buckets for the day instead...It started off a little chilly for sure..40 degrees and raining...You can't control the weather...but the fishing was on....Stay tuned for a new fly...This fly swam off in the mouth of a 25 inch plus pickerel that ripped through 50lb braid to kill it....It was an experiment that proved to be amazing in the water...I will post it soon...

A big thanks to Dave Lindsay and Ken Capsey....I received flies from these gentlemen in trade for some of mine...Amazing work from both...True masters of predator flies...Thanks again guys...
Till next time....Tight lines and screaming reels...

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Some wet flies for steelies....

Monday, October 18, 2010

on the top

these were made for a local collector...enjoy

Sunday, October 17, 2010


My first trip to the Salmon River in Pulaski NY.....My buddy John and I took the journey today...Wow...If you've never been to a salmon spawning river then you should..It's amazing to see these huge fish scrambling with all of their might to get upstream to lay eggs, continuing their blood line then dying....There were fish jumping next to me, I even had a few bang into my legs....Amazing stuff...
The day started with a turkey flying full speed at the windshield of the car, missing us by inches....The fishing started a little slow...John hooked two in the beginning, but broke off both times..I had notta...We moved on to a few other areas with no real luck...Then we came to the honey hole with some advice from a friend...I had two immediate hookups, one fish had to be pushing 30 pounds or more...Jumped in the air, slammed down, took off on a dash into the current and broke me off....I caught a little brown after that....Then I hooked and landed my first salmon....I had heard all sorts of crap about the river, people are rude, unfriendly, blah blah...What I found was to be exactly the opposite. In fact, a stranger fishing next to me helped me land my salmon by grabbing his tail when I got her close to the bank...I caught another brown after that, about 14 inches, he got out of my hands before I got a pic....Hooked up another salmon, broke me off in a mad dash for the fast water....Then one more for the day, she was played within nets reach, but we had no net...She broke me off on a tree limb....
What a great time, I can't believe I didn't do this sooner...Can't wait for my next trip up....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I may have been a little over gunned for my catches today....but I went home with fishy hands.....Had a weird feeling of doubt this morning as to the use of my kayak in the lake...Not really sure why, just a bad feeling...So I left it home and went to another body of water that I can fish from shore. Brought my 8 wt in hopes of some big smallies with a full sink line...Ended up with a couple of perch and one bass, nothing huge, but a slight bend in the rod anyway.....Scraped my windows to get there...Winter is on the way....

Monday, October 11, 2010


My buddy Steven and I went out for a little fish chasing this morning...It was a beautiful morning, lots of a sun, a little wind, but generally a pleasant fall day...I ended up landing around 20 fish all together, missed about 5 pickerel at the boat...3 or 4 crappie missed my net....I lost the biggest largemouth I have ever caught about 3 feet from my boat...0x tippet, size 2 streamer hook, 8 wt rod....muscled him in out of the weeds, one last kick of his tail, straightened my hook out before I could net him....all I could do was laugh....I have never had a hook straighten on me before...Big ass fish....All fish as usual were safely returned to swim and fight another day, even the crappie.....Everybody came home safe and sound and as dry as you can be in a kayak....

Sunday, October 10, 2010


OK.....So my brother and family were visiting for the weekend...He, myself and my step dad decided to rock out a little fall fishing adventure this morning...Kayaks loaded, directions to the new lake we've never fished, gear in the back ready to go....Arriving at the lake, we all realized exactly how wrong the weather forecasters were...They said 60 degrees, it was more like 40 with 20 mph winds...Being the manly men we are, we carried out the plan....

Finding the big pickerel we set out for proved to be a little challenging. The high mountain lake was only in the low 50 degree range...The fish were of course bottom hugging....So we struggled for the first hour or two, then we got into a few fish...My brother Chris...for the life of me I can't figure out why he can't hook up, thankfully he is satisfied just being out enjoying the other side of fishing....the outdoor step dad...if you remember back a few blogs he can't swim...testing my water rescue skills over the summer....He got into a couple of fish...He managed to land the biggest fish of the day at 20 inches...I hit three smaller pickerel when it was all said and done.....A good time was being had....

Then it happened...Phil and Chris were at the deeper end of the lake...I was near the weed line across the way....I hear my name being screamed....Oh shit....I turn to see Phil's boat capsized and no Phil....Everything gets tossed to the floor and I paddle like I've never paddled before...The entire time yelling to my brother...keep his head up.....I get to them, Phil is holding on to the side of Chris' kayak, gasping for air and shaking in the water...He has his feet locked into the other kayak that's sinking because he was trying to save it...I yell for him to let go...He grabs the back of my boat...I paddle him to shore...This seemed like an eternity..but in reality was just few minutes...Thankfully I read every night before bed...My knowledge gained in the field of survival and my brothers medical knowledge saved a possible tragedy....We got Phil to get off his wet clothes, my brother and I both shedding our layers for him to put on....My brother was on his vitals like white on rice....Rational thinking got the job done...We got him into Chris' warm truck and to the hospital in a very short time....A little eye opening for all of us, things like this bring people closer together though....Shook us all up for sure, I'm not a religious man, but Phil seems to have something watching over him....We can only be grateful for that....

Fall fishing is some of the best fishing of the year but it can take your life....The water temps are cold, the air is cold, tragedy is a slip away....Please be careful out there...Here's some tips I grabbed from a website....

What happens in cold water?

Cold water removes heat from the body 25 times faster than cold air. About 50% of that heat loss occurs through the head. Physical activity such as swimming, or other struggling in the water increases heat loss. Survival time can be reduced to minutes. Strong swimmers have died before swimming 100 yards in cold water. In water under 40 degrees F, victims have died before swimming 100 feet.

Cold Shock

1. Without a life jacket, a victim may inhale while under water (involuntary gasping reflex) and drown without coming back to the surface. This can only be prevented by wearing a life jacket at all times on the water in the off-season. There is no second chance.

2. Exposure of the head and chest to cold water causes sudden increases in heart rate and blood pressure that may result in cardiac arrest.

3. Other responses to cold water immersion result in immediate loss of consciousness and drowning.


Hypothermia (decreased body temperature) develops more slowly than the immediate effects of cold shock. Survival curves show that an adult dressed in average clothing may remain conscious for an hour at 40 degrees F and perhaps 2-3 hours at 50 degrees F (water temp.). The crisis is more serious than these numbers suggest. Any movement in the water accelerates heat loss. Survival time can be reduced to minutes. Hands rapidly become numb and useless. Without thermal protection, swimming is not possible. The victim, though conscious, is soon helpless. Without a life jacket, drowning is unavoidable.

Even with a wet suit/dry suit on, one's hands rapidly become useless in water in the low 40's degrees F. Protective fingerless gloves for fishermen can be important. Shivering occurs as body temperature drops from 97 degrees F down to about 90 degrees F. Uncontrolled rapid breathing follows the initial gasping response and may cause loss of consciousness. The victim must attempt to recover control of his/her breathing rate.

Muscle rigidity and loss of manual dexterity, physical helplessness, occurs at about 93 degrees F. Mental capacity also deteriorates at this point.

Unconsciousness occurs when the body's core temperature reaches about 86 degrees F. If drowning doesn't occur first, death occurs at a core temperature of about 80 degrees F. Once in the water

Try to get back in or on your boat immediately. Do not leave the boat. If you are not wearing thermal protection and can not get out of the water, stay as still as possible. Fold arms, cross legs and float quietly on the buoyancy of your PFD until help arrives (Heat Escape Lessening Posture; H.E.L.P.). If 2 or more people are in the water, put your arms around one another. Stay still and close together (Huddle posture).

Treatment of Hypothermia

1. Mild hypothermia (victim shivering but coherent). Move victim to place of warmth. Remove wet clothes, give warm, sweet drinks; no alcohol or caffeine. Keep victim warm for several hours.

2. Moderate hypothermia (shivering may decrease or stop). Victim may seem irrational with deteriorating coordination. Same as above but no drinks. Victim should be kept lying down with torso, thighs, head and neck covered with dry clothes, coats or blankets to stop further heat loss. Seek medical attention immediately.

3. Severe hypothermia (shivering may have stopped. Victim may resist help or be semiconscious or unconscious). Removed from water, victim must be kept prone, on back and immobile. Victim must be handled gently. Cover torso, thighs, head and neck with dry covers to stop further heat loss. Arms and legs must not be stimulated in any manner. Cold blood in extremities, that suddenly returns to the core, may induce cardiac arrest. Seek medical attention immediately.

4. Victim appears dead. Little or no breathing or pulse, body rigid. Assume victim can be revived. Look for faint pulse or breathing for 2 minutes. If any trace is found, do not give CPR. It can cause cardiac arrest. Medical help is imperative. If pulse and breathing are totally absent, CPR should be started by trained medical personnel.