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Friday 1st August, 2014

Going to keep this real short, Computer is acting up.

I watched a video about insect activity during twilight and dark, compared to daylight and full sun. It appears that fish are not the only ones with sensitive eyes. Insects notably nymphs that inhabit trout streams don't like the bright sun.

This was brought home on a very recent fly fishing trip with lady Strange, about 2 hours down the river fishing time, we came upon a nice pod of Bulltrout, these fish all range from 18-26 in, they were congregated in the tail out of a long "C" shaped run up against a rock wall, The majority of the run was bathed in nice full sun, the fish were sitting in the only dappled area, Tiana was first cast and, well I will let her tell you of the disappointing leader and tippet, when she calms down!

She had stirred the fish up enough that we carried on fishing down stream, returning later the fish were no where to be found, much disappointed we started back up stream and at the head of the run there they were, 10 very large Bull trout nose down tail up in the very dark dark head of the run just where the white foam spins in a back eddy, they where nymphing!!! We both tried streamers and drys to get their attention but nothing it was not until I remembered the video and tied on a size 8 Stonefly nymph that BAMMM hook up.. 24inches of pissed off bull trout.

All that to say there must have been more than enough nymph action to make these LARGE trout forget the larger food they normally target.

So at night and twilight times put on a large nymph or streamer and let is sit on bottom, you never know what may suck it up for a joke.

I have many more examples but my computer has shut of twice now and I will pass that on later... enjoy these jokes.

An Aussie stockman and his wife had just got married and found a nice hotel for their wedding night. The man approached the front desk and asked for a room.

He said, 'We're on our honeymoon and we need a nice room, with a good strong bed."

The clerk winked, "You want the 'Bridal'?"

The drover reflected on this for a moment and then replied, "Nah, I reckon not. I'll just hold onto her ears until she gets used to it."

Frozen carburettor

In the fun world of the administration of NZ Justice, not all the laughs are in the court-room. Indeed, giggles and guffaws can erupt at almost any time or place.
For example:

On a bitterly cold winter's day on a deserted Road in New Zealand, a Police Constable on patrol came across a motorcyclist, who was swathed in protective clothing and helmet, and stalled by the roadside.

"What's the matter?" asked the constable.

"Carburettor's frozen," was the terse reply.

"Pee on it. That'll thaw it out." Said the constable.

"Can't." came the reply.

"OK, watch me and I will show you." said the policeman.

The constable lubricated the carburettor as promised and the bike started. Then the rider drove off, waving.

A few days later, the Waiouru police office received a note of thanks from the father of the motorbike rider.

It began: "On behalf of my daughter, who recently was stranded..."


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