Thursday, November 14, 2019

How to Get Your Flies Out of Trees

You may want to give this a try next time you hang up your fly in a tree.  One thing NEVER EVER EVER do is to reef back on your tenkara rod until something breaks.  If you do, something will break - it may be your tippet, it may be your rod.

When all else fails, collapse your rod, pull directly on your line.  It only takes a few seconds to collapse your rod, and it can save you from having to stop fishing because of a broken rod.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Fly Fishing Wisdom

    You don’t learn fly fishing as much as you survive it. [Tom Davis]
    There are lots of ways to catch a trout. Maybe that’s why there are so many experts. [Bud Lilly]
    There’s no taking trout with dry breeches. [Miguel de Cervantes, about 400 years ago]
    The more you fly fish, the less flies you will use. [Bob Granger]
    Rivers and their inhabitants are made for the wise to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration. [Izaak Walton]
    The deepest satisfaction comes from letting go. [Tom Davis, on catch-and-release fishing]
    There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. [Patrick McManus]
    Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip. [John Gierach]
    No hatch is good enough for you to risk waving a nine-foot graphite rod around during a lightning storm. [Bud Lilly]
    There’s a fine line between fly fishing and waving your rod like an idiot. [adapted from a proverb by Steven Wright]
    Accepting advice makes you no less a fisherman. [Peter Kaminsky]
    What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch. [Patrick McManus]
    Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. [Henry David Thoreau]
    Blessed is the fly fisher who has nothing to say and doesn’t say it.