"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."  ~by

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."   ~by

Friday, November 23, 2012

Slow Fishing Today

Fished all morning without a bite. Ate lunch and tried a new spot on the river. Caught 2 rainbows right off then nothing else. It was nice to be out again.





Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rod Building

So far this fall I have built 2 new switch rods. An 8 and 6wt. The 8 was a kit and the 6 was one that I put the parts together myself. The fun thing about the 6wt was making the handle myself out of cork rings. Both rods cast great and are a lot of fun to fish with. If you haven't tried a switch yet, you don't know what you're missing. I now fish waters I never thought I could ever reach.




Sunday, November 11, 2012

Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Quebec

My son and I and a friend made a trip last summer to fish the Matane River in Quebec. Unfortunetly the weather was hot and the water was low so the salmon were not in the biting mood. We did see plenty of big fish which made our blood boil. Tim our friend did manage one nice one on a dry fly.
What beautiful country. Hope to get back there next summer.




Saturday, November 10, 2012

Been Awhile

Well it's been a long time since I posted and now I'm trying the Blogger app on my iPad to see if I like it.
I've done a lot of fishing since last post. The most exciting was my trip to Bermuda and bone fishing. Hired a guide one day who showed me the ropes but couldn't manage a bone on the fly. Did catch a hogfish on crabs. So the next day went out on my own on a beach early in the morning. Had great luck. Caught my first bone. It was about 30 inches and took me well into my backing 3 times. What a blast and a memory I'll have for a life time. Can't wait for another chance to go after bones!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

First Atlantic Salmon

Fished for Atlantic Salmon with my son yesterday. Was able to get one to the net. Had another hit but couldn't attach. My son was able to get into one but it came off before he was able to land it. He got several other hits.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st Salmon Season Open

Salmon season opened today and was able to get out this morning for a couple hours. Took the kayak since it was a beautiful calm morning. Sunny with temps in the 20s. Lake was 40 degrees. Glad there was no wind. Was able to catch 3 salmon and lost one trolling flies on the surface. Great way to start the 2012 season.






Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fishing 2011


A little video of last years fishing.
video
http://youtu.be/Vc8eWwN8Xsg

My First of 2012

Thursday afternoon saw beautiful weather here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. So after work I headed to a local river to try to get my first trout on a fly for the 2012 season. Water was a little high so put on three different flies and weight to get them down. A soft hackle, hares ear and a olive feedinator. After about 4 casts the first rainbow was on the feedinator. A real nice fish. Fought him a few minutes while he made three leaps then off he came. After losing the olive feedinator to the trees I tied on a red one. Wasn't too long when I got another hit. This time I took my time and finally got him into the net. Another real beauty. Made my net look tiny. First fish of 2012, a 19 inch rainbow.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sand Eels and Klinkhammer

Tied a few sand eels then did a few Klinkhammers. Both were fun to make. Can't wait to get out on the water again.


Saturday, February 25, 2012