Tying the W.F.F. Hairball

[singlepic id=2340 w=320 h=240 float=right] This pattern was my entry for the 2010 Pet-Fly Smackdown, a friendly competition between fellow anglers involving a fly made incorporating some material from a pet you own. This fly has been fishing rather well this season and as such I’ve gotten a few requests …

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Feb. 21st, 2011: The Cold

[singlepic id=2319 w=300 h=220 float=left] It’s back. After a week long thaw that woke most of Southeast Minnesota from winter hibernation and got everyone outside to enjoy the 50°F air temp the cold has returned. I just have to remember to layer well, stay out of the creek as much as possible and don’t …

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Feb. 14th, Sun & Bugs Vid

Enjoy a minute from the Feb. 14th outing. Remember to change the video settings from 360p to 720p in the lower right corner after the video begins playing. It will take alittle longer to load but well worth the wait. Thanks Wendy B. for another excellent day on our Driftless …

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Feb. 14th, 2011: Sun & Bugs

The Field Report [singlepic id=2284 w=380 h=300 float=right] Arrival: ~8am, Departure: ~4:30pm Airtemp: Arrival ~35ºF, Departure ~42ºF Wind: NW 18mph at 8am slowing to 8mph at 4pm Water Temps: ~12:30pm 39ºF, ~2:45pm 41.5ºF Midge in the snow at 10:30am, Rising trout at 1:15pm Wendy B. and I met roadside a bit before 8am under …

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Parr and Fishing

I’ve gotten some good feedback regarding the Jan. 17th video I released a few weeks back with Charlie Parr singing Ol’Rattlesnake, I enjoy knowing that folks out there enjoy whats going on in S.E. Minnesota. I found this on youtube.com thought it was worth posting here. When Parr is blaring over the …

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Feb. 11th, 2011: Ice Fishing

[singlepic id=2277 w=380 h=300 float=right] Arrival Air Temp: 12degrees Departure: ~18 Onstream Arrival: 11:15am Departure: 2:30pm ~10mph Winds from the SW Zero Midge Activity, No Risers Ice Shelving Created Issues ~15 Brown Trout Landed #12 Hairball (Both Black & Tan) We arrived onstream later than planned but the weather hadn’t warmed …

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Feb. 4th, 2011: More Stones

[singlepic id=2250 w=380 h=300 float=right] Onstream Arrival: ~11:15am Departure: ~3pm Arrival Air Temp: ~15degrees Departure: ~20 Wind: ~10mph from the South 2:1 TB Stonefly to Midge Ratio at ~12:30pm #18 Orange Hot Spot Scud/#12 Hairball (Tan) Of the four hours we were on stream well over half was spent trudging through …

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