Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The weather is going to be in the high 80's for net few days. A good time to tie some woolly-buggers. May just bring the necessary materials into a cool place. I usually set up the tying vise in my garage, but when its too hot or too cold out there I move it all into the house.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Tuesday,6th of May and my friend and I are fishing the Roaring River in Stone Mountain. On the drive up I kept thinking I forgot something. I did, I forgot my wading staff. We strung up at the Church Pool. We were catching trout by 12:20. This was a lot different from the last trip.Jerry was fishihg a Woolly-bugger, I was doing well with a Griffith's Gnat.At the days end we got a spaghetti dinner. and crashed. Wednesday, 7th of May we went to the Mitchell River in Mountain Park. We continued to catch fish pretty much at every pool we fished. At a bit after noon I slipped wading and fell forwards damn near breaking my pole. I got really soaked, my hip boots filled with water and I could hardly get out of the stream.The pole was saved,I remembered My friend Wendell Niemann saying when you fall like that.... "SAVE the POLE"! All in all, it was a good trip.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
My fishing friend, Jerry Noe and I finally got to go to Stone Mountain to fly fish for trout. The drive up started with gas in the car and sausage muffins and coffee in us. We strung up our rods at the big parking area. The water was clear and a little low. We couldn't spot any fish in the pools where we usually easily see them. Jerry went down stream and I went up stream. It was not a good start. I saw one trout swimming below the foot bridge. We both saw a nice fish leap clear of the water taunting us. It was a disappointing day. We had dinner and crashed after deciding to go to Helton Creek next morning. 24 April 14 , Thursday morning we started for Helton, had breakfast in Sparta, and drove Rt 221 to Route 16 and Helton Creek. We didn't catch a trout until late in the afternoon. Jerry caught two right close to the car.On the way home we stopped at Bogangles for our usual chicken dinner.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
|The Final Burst|
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A bamboo walking staff was split from end to end. The nodal partions were ground down and the interior prepared to allow a 3 sectioned telescopic crappie fishing pole to be fitted into the bamboo. A web wrist strap was attached and epoxied in place. The butt of the crappie rod had a screw cap to which a strip of metal with some foam was secured with plumber's epoxy, when the cap was unscrewed and the strip withdrawn several flies were made available for use.