Feb 16th 2010
Since I’ve been away since last Thursday I had lots of catching up to do. In the morning I did some paper work that just had to be done. Looking outside it was cold, windy but… yes there’s a but… it was very very sunny with no clouds in the sky. This lends it self great for fishing sand flats sight fishing on fly(well except for the windy part). Knowing it was going to be blowing 15-20knots today I brought out the 10wt.
Well the wind was even almost too much for the 10wt. It was very tough rolling the fly over against the wind for any distance at all. I did manage to fool 2 fish today but only one came boat side. When the winds started to crank up even more and white caps started to appear on the flats, we decided to bag it and call it a short fun day. 3 hours of fishing was plenty considering the conditions. It was blowing so hard it blew the stripping basket off the boat and it had 3 pounds of weight in it.
Needless to say.. I fell even further behind. Is there a place where you can buy more time?
Nope, money can’t buy you time. Some body once told me.. “When you’re on your death bed.. no one ever said, Dammit! I wish I could have worked just a little more.”
Photo note: This photo was shot in manual mode. iso 200, 250s, f20. The built in flash was used as a fill flash to get under the visor for less of the shadow effect.
Capt. Jon (Shadowcast) gave me a challenge for a Tarpon Fly. To make a realistic Palolo Worm fly pattern. I have been working on this fly for a little while and finally put one together that I would put my name on. It can be tied in floating, suspending, or sinking. I have already had this fly out in the lake for testing. It’s has a strait darting action when stripped, and a very natural drifting motion when stopped. It is lightweight and a great casting fly even when wet.
Looking for my next challenge!
The Drake Fly Fishing Film tour is coming to Tampa Finally. It’s just a bunch of guys getting together to drink beer and watch a bunch very cool fly fishing videos for a couple hours. The tour goes all over the us and this is the first time that I know of it is going to be in Tampa, Fl. If you are in to fly fishing this is your superbowl.
Some of the guys I know from World Angling are planing to be there as well. They have another cool video this year I was fortunate enough to get to see a couple weeks ago. They got some killer killer snook footage in the Everglades.
If you have missed it, this is last years video by World Angling, it’s called Slam.
Tampa Pitcher Show
Tickets can be bought on the website or locally at the Tampa Angler Flyshop
Monday, March 8, 2010
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Show Starts: 7:00 PM
14416 Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618