Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Little Non-Fishing Entertainment

My mom forwarded me the "Turtle Burger." Perfect for when you want your client to have a heart attack because you can't deal with them any more. Yes, it's burger wrapped in bacon with hot dogs.

Delish! (Vomit)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bad Day on the Creek

This morning, I headed out for Tricos at about 6.15, which is always a feat for me. Paddy and I signed in at the Preserve, then were beat to the place we wanted to fish by three dudes who did not sign in (technically tresspassing). Then we passed a guy guiding illegally (I'll spare the neighboring state--all four cars at the preserve were from there). We each found a spot--a reasonable distance from each other and from the illegal guide below me. Then there was extensive waiting for tricos, so I took a seat on a little island while I waited.

Some dude then saw me and walked in on me about twenty feet below where I was sitting (tricos are always a downstream or across cast). He rigged up and watched--I think he was waiting for me to get out of his way. He never got in the water, but waited for a looong time before he left. He then turned around and said, "Excuse me." "Yes," I said. "If you moved to the top of the island, you would be able to cast to the fish that are right where you are." I replied, "There aren't fish right here, but they are rising all around me." "Suit yourself," he retorted.

The dude not only walked in on me, but wanted me to move so he could fish to the BIG fish directly below me! I was so mad, it was all I could do to control myself. The tricos ended up not being that great and I was so mad, I just left the preserve and found much better fishing elsewhere.

Lessons of the day:

1. Follow the rules (sign in; don't guide illegally)--they may not be convenient, but they are there for a reason.

2. Get up early--I was on the preserve at 7 am--that's an hour and a half before you, old guy.

3. Be courteous--The guy who walked in on me slept in and took it out on me. I'm pretty sure he would have never walked in on or commented to a man.

Sorry about the rant, but I'm tired of being treated like a second class citizen by old dudes who don't know how to fish on Silver Creek.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Eastern Rises Pemiere

I saw the premiere of Eastern Rises tonight. Wow. It was definitely worth waiting two years to see. Kamchatka has been at the top of my fishing list for a few years now, but the film was basically life changing. The film was beautiful--the music, the commentary, and most importantly, the fishing. I also think I'm in love with Ryan, the guide. Definitely pre-order for an August release.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I've fished the past couple of days with family friends from Corpus Christi, Texas. Clark is a huge redfisher and was telling me about the thing he fishes out of. I was really confused, but looked it up and am dying to get one. The Flatstalker looks like the perfect flats (including carp) rig. It also comes in more appropriate colors than yellow. I can't wait to try one out at Thanksgiving. Check them out here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Silver Creek Sunset

The fishing's finally awesome. We have some tricos in the morning on Silver Creek and PMDs and baetis in the evening. Other than the mosquitoes, it's pretty much perfect down there.

The Wood is highly fishable with lots of green drakes in the afternoons. Up in Copper Basin, the flavs are going insane in the late afternoon.

I couldn't ask for anything more.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Slab of the Month

Y'all need to vote for my hot boyfriend (even though he doesn't know how to hold a fish for a photo) on Moldy Chum for Slab of the Month. Check it out here.