He's Back!!! My favorite Midgeman. And three hoots for that! As Billy Crystal would say..."You look Mah-ve-lous", Rod!! The long awaited return of one of my favorite bloggers, fly tiers, and all around great guys. The Midgeman. You can now find him at The Midgeman Manifesto. And the new website is http://www.buttdeepinatroutstream.blogspot.com/ Rod, you have been sorely missed. Welcome back, my friend!
Rod and I met a last year at the little shindig in Colorado...The "Rocky Mountain Frenzy" after blogging back and forth for about a year. As I had expected, he was the down to earth person that I had guessed that he would be. He was a wealth of information to all of my fly fishing questions... He has such a deep understanding of fly fishing and fly tying... It's amazing. Maybe someday I will have a quarter of his knowledge on the subject. He is the master teacher of "everything fly fishing"! With experience...comes knowledge. I will get there...
And after I got to pick his brain for a couple of hours, I even got a casting lesson after lunch! Lucky River Damsel! Anyway, if you already have followed his blog in the past (The Poudre Canyon Chronicles) or you are a new reader and want to follow one of the most experienced fly fisherman around... this is your guy. He will share many of his favorite, proven fly patterns and also give very valuable fly fishing tips along the way... And hopefully, he will still share a few of his fly fishing journeys... They were a favorite of mine So, enjoy!!
|Look Ma, No Reel! Hmmm...|
mtbbrian.blogspot.com ) and I went up to the Big Cottonwood Canyon to fish for small browns and brookies. I learned about the set up, the delivery and the follow through. Well...I tried. Not sure if I was the greatest student. But, we got our feet wet. = ) Glad he is a very patient teacher. Now about that Tenkara net...
And here is a little diddy from Lesson 1...please excuse my "french" as I was a little excited about what had happened prior to this video... = ) Sorry, no time to shoot a picture of that brief interruption!
Then, RD and Brian journeyed out for lesson 2 this past "Fish Tuesday"... It was fun, but...still no fish on the Tenkara. But, I did land a few on the ol' standby. Ha. Yeah, back to my comfort zone. But, we will try the Tenkara one more time at least. Promise. And without moose jumping out of the brush behind us!! Wow...
|Ha! Reel time... How about that gear bag of Brian's?|
So, my journey continues this month with Tenkara...
Yes, a rather slow day on the river for our second lesson, but picked up a few little brownies to give RD that big smile! Maybe lesson 3 will have me catching trout with the Tenkara... Will it happen? Stay tuned.
I will be taking a little break until Sunday Tippets as I will be scouting some water in Wyoming...(Cowboy Country!) There's this Troutrageous guy that is coming out from PA. and we have to find him some trout to write home about! Haha.
I mean... I could show him some awesome bugs on the Weber that I found this past week... These stones were pretty awesome.
But, I have a feeling that he would have a lot more fun looking at something like this... Oh wait...Sorry T! That is the hat they wear in Wyoming...but, that definitely isn't the fish or the girl... = )
Yes, this is what we are looking for...
Thanks for sharing your Tenkara update. I haven't tried it yet. Maybe some day! Glad to hear your Moose adventure was exciting, but, safe in the end.ReplyDelete
Mel - I have seen moose from a pretty close distance when on the road. But, having one run behind you out of a thicket...whoah! He was HUGE!! Yeah, I jumped. Just a little.Delete
I'm really happy Rod is back. He's truly a gentleman fly fisherman.ReplyDelete
Totally agree on that, Howard.Delete
It's good to have Rod back in the saddle...been too long.ReplyDelete
looking forward to hearing about T! and the adventure west...
Sanders ~ And I think that it will be exactly that! Ha! I will try to diminish my river dunks while he is here and be a good river hostess!Delete
Glad you didn't get kicked by big hoss.ReplyDelete
Alert, I'm coming to Salt Lake next week. I'm not certain what time or which day I'll be available, but Tuesday or Wed afternoon I'll take some casts somewhere....maybe the canyon? Let me know if you're around.
RR ~ I will shoot off an email to you tonight. Fish Tuesday kind of has to stick this week with me taking a long weekend off afterwards... But, let's see what we can work out!Delete
You are a fine student Emily! And I know after the Tenkara Summit you will more than ready to buy a Tenkara rod!ReplyDelete
Brian ~ Well, thanks. I just need to figure out if I like not having enough line when it's in the water and too much line in my hand when it's not in the water. Still feeling a little confused! =o We will get it all sorted out soon...Delete
Hey Emily. If nothing else, Mike will get you Tenkara ready. After the first one, everything else is uphill.ReplyDelete
Mark ~ Boy, I hope that I can hang in there. It is supposed to be the "simple" style of flyfishing...right?Delete