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Friday, June 28, 2013

Michigan Out of Doors T.V. (N Branch of the Ausable Trout Fishing)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Other Guys - Big Boy Pants!

Okay I'm going rant just for a moment. My fellow brothers time to put on your Big Boy Pants and stop your whining about life!!!!! Time to grow up and be a MAN. Grow a pair will ya? Get a job and take care of business will ya? Nothing in life is easy. I'm so tired of supporting you!

I'm sorry I feel better now. Someone pissed me off today so this video was for you.

BOO

From the Boyz at SweetGrassRods. This video rocks and the music does too. Although I do not own a Bamboo rod yet? Or maybe you do or you don't you will enjoy this video! Nothing like the flex of bamboo. Tight Lines!



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The Chrome Trout

Check out this awesome video from my new Friend Ricardo from Patagonia, Chile. I hope to fish with you someday. Enjoy the video.



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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Skamania's are coming!

Photo: can anyone say"summer Skamania steelhead ?"...delish

Founded by Geniuses but run by idiots!

      If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license,
but not for being in the country illegally … you might live in a country
founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip
or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … you might live in a
country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If you have to show  identification to board an airplane,
cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a  library book, but not to vote
who runs the government … you might live in a  country founded by geniuses
but run by idiots

·       If the government wants to  ban stable, law-abiding citizens
from owning gun magazines with more than ten  rounds, but gives 20 F-16
fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you  might live in a
country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a
24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you
might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a
woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … you
might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If your government believes that the best way to eradicate
trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more … you might live in a
country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his
teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade
school is perfectly acceptable … you might live in a country founded by
      geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them
with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested
“homes”… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more
government intrusion, while  not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC
checks, Medicaid, subsidized  housing, and free cell phones … you might
live in a country founded by  geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If the government’s plan for getting people  back to work is
to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of Unemployment checks  and no
requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work … you might live  in
a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If you pay your  mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the
newest big screen TV while your  neighbor buys iPhones, TV’s and new cars,
and the government forgives his debt  when he defaults on his mortgage …
you might live in a country founded by  geniuses but run by idiots.

·       If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more
“safe” according to the government … you might live in a country founded by
geniuses but run by idiots.

·       What a country!

Alaska Bound Scene 1

Giant Rainbows! Enjoy the video these fish are huge.

Shit Girls In Denver Say

Flies With Attitude : Flash tail whistlers



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Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What a day!


 On Saturday I was bound and determined to get out and have some fun with the fly rod. I drove down to Ohio and spent the day with Steelhead Alleys own Mattrick! Matt and I have been buddies for years, brought together by our passion for pulling on Chrome. I woke up and loaded the truck with the gear headed down the highway. Of course I had to stop for a breakfast sandwich and a coffee, I have got to start the day fueled for my adventure.

We first visited a unknown creek that is full of little brown trout. STEALTH is all I can say on this venture folks. Those fish were very spooky so care had to be taken on not spooking the fish. We aught some little brown trout and had a blast. We caught one on a hopper and and the others on nymphing. We had no players for the dry flies.



The photo below shows what the vegetation  and trees should look like along a creek or stream. If you look close to the right of the photo you can see the bright sunlight lighting up the water. You can actually see the vegetation in the stream. That's why trout have disappeared from many streams in Michigan. I wished I had a real camera for this photo its really amazing how just a little sun light was showing through. This photo does not do it justice. Also there was a huge temp difference, it was like night and day. But through our logging practices from the past, it has taken its toll on the fish and the habitat.



We also tied up some Steelhead Spey Flies yesterday. We copied guide Kevin Fenestra’s Grapefruit Leech pattern. Matt says it’s a puke fly. Meaning in looks like someone threw up. But make no mistake, the fly shown here in the photo works great on Steelhead in Michigan.







We also stopped by a reservoir that was stocked with Bass, Crappie and Bluegill. I ended up catching 3 Bluegills and 3 Bass all on the fly. FUN, FUN, FUN! By the days end I was tired but fulfilled.

I then headed home and wrapped the day up some dinner and then watched a movie with my lovely wife. This trip was not filled with double digit fish by no means. Nor were the fish big. But I sure enjoyed the day, it was everything fly fishing. I will take that any day vs. working.

Life is good and way too short make the most of it.

Regards and Tight Lines!





The Hunt for Chrome October



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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Riptides Part 3

Some center pin action for you. Floats Down!



Salomon - Designed For Freedom

Yes this is a fishing blog and not an extreme sport blog. However it is my blog and I can do what I want. I feel this video is inspiring and promotes freedom for what ever it is you do. This short film has Unbelievable video shots and footage. But lets not forget where there's mountains, there is streams and in streams we have TROUT.

This weekend's weather  is supposed to be awesome so get outside there's no better place to be.
Tight Lines.



Home built test tank

Here you go Fly Fisherman.

The size, measurements and materials list in 40 seconds to build your very own swim test tank for your Flies! You can build one for a whole lot cheaper than buying one. If you do build one or you have built one? Then by all means please post here. Good luck and tight lines.

Fishing this weekend?

I'm planning on fishing this weekend. The weather is supposed to perfect. Were after brown trout, small mouth bass and ole' bugle mouth. Wish me luck.

Saturday, June 1, 2013