Professor Fly Factory: Year 2

[singlepic id=1729 w=495 h=415 float=center] I met with Winona Senior High students taking the Fish and Wildlife class on Monday, May 24th. I gave a re-vamped version of the trout presentation that I gave last year but this year I updated it and tailored it more to explain the Driftless …

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May 19th, Big Brown’s 2 – W.F.F. 1

[singlepic id=1710 w=495 h=415 float=center] Fished for ~2.5hrs from 3:30pm-6:00pm Hooked into ~20in Brown on the 3rd Cast. Net Too Far Away. Lost Trying to Land By Hand When The Hook Slipped. Too Wide, Couldn’t Wrap My Hand Around It. A Bit Bummed but Lesson Learned. The Net. Hooked into …

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May 10th, 2010 The P&P

[singlepic id=1654 w=360 h=280 float=right] Couldn’t get to the water until 12:30pm. Clouds were about, air temp was cooler in the upper 40’s and rather windy. With a short hike downstream I rigged my line with a #16 Black Flashback PT with a #16 Partridge and Peacock trailer. I started …

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May 4th, 2010

[singlepic id=1644 w=360 h=280 float=right] Notes and Observations: On stream arrival at ~3:45pm, fished until 7:30pm Water Clarity: Stained but Very Fishable Air Temp: ~73 Degrees Streamer Fishing Produced Little, Again… Bummed to Find Fields of Garlic Mustard Trout Rising until 5:30pm, A Storm Blew In Fly Fishing a SERIOUSLY Deep …

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May 1st, 2010 CSMP Update

I’ll take any reason to be near flowing water, trout and the bugs they eat. The Citizen Stream Monitoring Program that the folks at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency put together affords me an opportunity to be closely connected to a stream I live near. Once a week (or as often as …

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