Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bass poppers and rabbit strips

I have really been getting into deer hair spinning and hope to one day get to the quality of Pat Cohen . For now it is just getting the basics down and trimming perfected. Here is what I have tied.

Fly 1 - Rabbit strip on a size 6 hook and red thread under body.

Fly 2 - Green and yellow bass popper

Fly 3 - Yellow and green bass popper

Fly 4 - Another bass popper, but with inset black and orange circles and a bi-colour body

Fly 5 - One of the first poppers I tied

Fly 6 - This fly has pheasant as the tail and inset peacock herl wings, was actually thinking it looks like a bald eagle so it might actually scary the fish away.

Fly 7 - My first try at insetting feathers during the spinning - some how turned into an orange raccoon.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lake Colyer

Decided to try out Lake Colyer this morning. Being only 20 mins away it was a good choice for the possibility of rain with hurricane Irene coming. We got there sometime around 8 to 9 in the morning. There was already a group of people fishing in front of the car park and a few people with model yachts out on the water. From the car park we could see fish rising and some good spots along the dam side. After rigging up the 7wt and 5wt rods we headed off. Using Mrs. Simpson and a black fly we were able to hook into a few fish. After about 3 hours we had caught about 12 bluegills and a perch, could have possibly been more perch if I did not lose a few. We did not see any pickerel, which were meant to be there.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fly Tying in a Storm

So we decided to go to spring creek on Sunday. After spending about 4 hours hunting trout we decided to call it quits, especially after the clouds started to look very nasty. Lucky for us it was the right choice. Just as we got home the thunder and lightening started up, then the heavy rain and that was that for the day. Additionally our internet was out, so it was back to the bench to tie up the BWOs that I needed to do for the swap and some poppers that I hope to use next weekend.

The token blue gill to finish off the big three

One of the three brown trouts that I got with nymphs

One of the two rainbows that my wife was able to get to rise to her fly. The other one decided that it was not to keen on being netted

Another photo of a brown that I got

The solo mayfly of the day, not sure what it is yet

Mrs Simpson streamer pattern, as tied

After applying water to give it that wet look

Bass popper (Front)

Bass popper (Side)

Half of the BWOs

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Warm Water Fishing

It has been awhile since I was on my blog, mainly due to the high temperatures that we are having in PA right now. Even though the rivers are cold in the morning by lunchtime the water is up into the 68-70F. To reduce some of the fishing tension I have been out catching blue gills. And also improving my tying ability of deer spun bass poppers. I am not sure I will actually find somewhere to use these poppers, but a trip of Whipple dam or the Mt Tussey pond might be required.