5 MINS - JUNGLE SNAKEHEAD
Monday, 20 February 2017
It's been an interesting couple of weeks chasing Adult Snakehead on their babies. On a good day Ashly and I are getting ~8 shots combined. Now I would like to think that out of 8 shots we would be getting six fish, and I'm sure that is possible. But the truth is the Snakehead seem more inclined to chase rather than eat! However I'm working on flies, have had some success on sunk flies and we're working on other Popper variations as you can see in this week's 5 MINS video. Vince's Loud-Mouth Diving Popper With Tongue Sticking Out may be a game-changer.
Dress for success?
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Over the last two weekends I made two separate trips into the backcountry, specifically flyfishing for snook from a canoe. On both trips I took another fly angler with me, which is rare. On the recent trip I actually never touched a flyrod. Instead I mostly played with my new video camera and otherwise just sat back and enjoyed the show, um, I mean environment, while letting the other angler fish.
Fly Casting Week
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Germany has been covered under ice all week long. So no fishing but a lot of fly casting for me.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Tracy and I haven’t done a lot of fishing this year (yet) for various reasons, but we have found time for some casting practice most weekends. As such, I thought I’d write an update about my preparations for the casting competition season that’s upcoming; it’s going badly – very badly.
My non-distance casts feel and look normal but that’s a pretty subjective area as seeing any changes in a 45ft wiggle or an off-the-shoulder snake roll is hard to spot. However, the addition of a tape measure for distance work removes the subjectivity and cold, hard numbers are the name of the day. Currently the numbers are not to my liking!
sexyloops fly tying focus - macroshots
Friday, 17 February 2017
I learned ... or better said still learn tying through macro photography. Shortly after I began tying I also started taking pictures of these litte creations which mean nothing to the uneducated eye. Fluff on a hook.
The "educated" nerd on the other hand can loose him/her -self in the universe of these tiny things. It´s all in ones mind. This feeling is amplified by at least 24dB when looking at the macro shots. One starts to see details one has not assumed possible.
It´s really a meditation and one can think about all other stuff in live from a distance. Looking at these tiny things let´s one forget wht´s going on around oneself. - in a good way.
I am now again sitting a whole night tying and taking pics. A whole night because it is never right, is it? ;-)
P.S. - Danish Fly Festival 4th and 5th March 2017 coming up - we hope to see you there
Arctic Hare's Feet
Saturday, 18 February 2017
I've written about my dislike for CDC before, and it's a double edged blade, because while CDC flies are one-fish-flies, they sometimes catch the fish that no other fly will. But those who say that the fly is clean and as-good-as-it-came-from-vice-new after a few falsecasts, they can fasle cast in a way that I can't. CDC flies have a place in my boxes, but they are reserved for the really difficult fish and they are certainly not my go-to flies.
How to tie... a tobi-pattern
Sunday, 19 February 2017
As I promised here an other step-by-step pattern, this time a easy to tie tobifish. Of course is created for sea trout fishing but it also works with other predators like perch or what you will cast it to.
So get your vise ready!