Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Bucks

My dad shot this nice little 7-point on the third day of PA rifle season.  The deer was standing a few yards from the place where I shot my deer last year.

The .44 Mag did its job!



My friend TJ shot this very nice 9-point.  He assures me that it wasn't stuck between the two trees before he shot it.



Good work, and congratulations gentlemen!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Opening Day 2011

Despite seeing between 20 and 30 deer I didn't get a chance to use Ol' Betsy today.



However, I did get a very amateurish video of a deer that had the call to dooty!


And I got to hunt with my dad and brother.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

There Are Pigs In Hell

Fished an undisclosed small stream this morning that supposedly held wild browns.  I was expecting to catch some of these...

But I wasn't expecting to catch one of these...



The surroundings were a beautiful bonus, and no other fisherman in sight.  Some hikers did look at me funny when they saw the gear, but that is what you can expect when you are hunting wild browns on small streams.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fly Fishers Paradise Online Store

Today is the first day you can order online through Fly Fishers Paradise in State College, PA.  If you are looking for a great fly shop with excellent customer service, great prices, and extremely fast shipping this is it.  Steve Sywensky will treat you well.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Orvis Animated Knot Series

Check out this link if you would like to know how to correctly tie some knots.  Good Stuff!


Click the picture.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

European Nymphing Podcast w/ George Daniel

http://www.orvisnews.com/FlyFishing/Nymphinq-techniques-from-across-the-pond.aspx

If you are at all interested in European Nymphing techniques, please listen to this very informative podcast by Tom Rosenbauer featuring George Daniel.  George is a coach of Fly Fishing Team USA and a resident of central Pennsylvania, a place that is very near and dear to my heart.

Enjoy!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Sparrow's Casual Fart!

A combination of The Casual Dress, The Sparrow, and A Fart in Church.  This may be my buggiest tie to date.

Hook: TMC 5263 #6
Thread: 6/0 Brown (Does it really matter?)
Underbody: Round Lead
Tail: Muskrat
Body Dubbing: Muskrat
Hackle: Natural Dun CDC (Three Feathers Palmered)
First Collar: Cock Pheasant Rump
Second Collar: Muskrat in a Dubbing Loop
Third Collar: Black Rabbit in a Dubbing Loop


Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Meat Army!


Brown Trout Beware!  This meat bites back!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This is one of those flies that I needed to tie...

but I'm not sure it is any better than a wooly bugger.  The Slumpbuster is a John Barr pattern.






The guys at TPO put this video together.  A nice quick tie.