Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gurgs kick ass!!!


Thanks to friend and bass guru Brendan for the pic of a nice bucket mouth on one of my gurgler patterns. Jack Gartside was a master!!! Keep it up man and see you at the "ditch pickle classic"!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

3rd casts a charm......................


On the phone with my brother yesterday I had told Dave I was going to chase some bass....smallies in particular. He made me promise to dedicate the 3rd fish to him. Never let brother down...sometimes things happen that are out of your control but it's when this happens that you know you have a real friend. Here you are .....with the FENNY. Great fight and the cool thing was whatever it had just ate was well...still squirming in it's stomach! Love that shit!!! Tight lines and remember Dave they are only getting bigger for next year mate!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fiberglass.....


I like flyfishing with fiberglass. My bass fishing is alot more fun with these ole boys! They were good enough for Dad and Gramps there good enough for you! The feel and the fight feel it's par none! I caught 18inch smallie tonite on the Fenwick 8wt FF85 a real sweet rod and topped off with a Pflueger rim control reel 8-10wt model. If you get a chance to do a vintage run or pic up a fiberglass rod..do it. It is alot of fun and you just may find another addiction...I did! Here is a great link to the fiberglass I.D website. http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbworks.com/ I gave my buddy Kevin a run with the new eagle claw the other nite and he stuck ole Mr. Whitefish a real scrapper!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

eagleclaw....rocks dude!!!


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Eagle Claw Featherlight Fly Fishing Rods

Eagle Claw Featherlight Fly Fishing Rods

Famous Eagle Claw Fiberglass Construction

  • 2-Piece Rod
  • Classic Featherlight action has been updated for a slightly quicker response
  • Traditional fiberglass construction for the ultimate in feel, durability and forgiveness
  • Beautiful cork handles fit comfortably in your hand and provide a sure grip every time
  • Perfectly matched components such as reel seats and guides complement every rod
  • Featherlight – A family tradition is now the industry standard!
  • One year warranty
Model Length/ Sections Line Weight Guides Reel Seat Action
FL300-6'6 6'6"/2 Sec=40" 3/4 8+tip Aluminum w/Cherrywood

Light

FL300-7 * 7'0"/2 Sec=43" 5/6 8+tip Aluminum w/Cherrywood

Light

FL300-8 * 8'0"/2 Sec=49" 5/6 8+tip Aluminum w/Cherrywood

Light


* Will ship to most countries. Be sure to check your maximum shipping lengths to your countries PR
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These rods rock....love em. Check out The Fiberglass manifesto for a great review!!!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Yak Floats and Cat puke!


Well it was a warm ass day from the pits of hell...great bass weather..well for me. Brian and I set out at 1pm and killed it at 7:30 pm. Yep short float lots of fishing...cigars and laughs! Smallies and whitefish were everywhere. Clouser's , crease flies and Dave's cat pukes in my version nailed em good. I stuck with the crayfish version and Brian liked the top water stuff. Both were taking fish. Finding more fish in the head and tail outs high sticking and swinging worked for me. If you have a place like I do that is chocked full of bass...float it...explore you don't know what may be around the next bend. We found some slow sections and some really surprising sections as well. Been a while since I had been in a yak. Can't say I am a convert yet but I liked it for sure! Plenty of forage food as we saw dace, frogs, damsels and dragons, stoneflies and big river caddis. I wish i had some pics but my damn battery was as dead as a door nail. Instead I will give a look at where we were fishing through last years float...tight lines bassers and get at em!!! If you double click the photo you will see some whitetail deer....enjoy!