Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 Fishing Resolution (Don't take it so seriously....) & 1st Day Fishing

Happy Fishy New Year!!
Hope everyone had some good times over the end/start of the years. I was reading books, 3 books totaling over 1,600 pages, since the last post here. I could have gone fishing on 31st and/or 1st (nice weathers) but this period was one of a few times of year that I can concentrate of reading. I didn't tie many flies either.

Before I go on, not really meaning to re-cap the previous year (I did in the last post), but I'd like to show you two projects I could get done on the 31st = within the previous year.

Every year I usually have several memorable trout in mind. I usually pick one or two then I print out, frame, and hang them on the wall. Selecting for 2013 was really a tough call, as it was exceptionally a "BIG FISH" year to remember. That was why it took me so long.

Of course, this had to be the first an foremost. No doubt!!
But also, in other words, this massive & decisive catch over-shadowed other memorable catches. In regular years, each one could have made a single pick for the wall. I couldn't let them go out of my mind and they deserved to be on the "wall". That was why it took me so long. I finally came up with a solution = make a "quartet"!!

So total of 5 = now it's a "quintet"!!  So my new year resolution for fly-fishing in general is to surpass all!! honestly doubt it if I could repeat all by myself. Well, then friends and clients who will fish with me will do it with their combined efforts!! How does that sound?

Another project that I happily finished is as follows. If you readers recall, I posted this just a regular elk antler shed over a month ago. It was to display my Atlantic Salmon Flies. I'd been working on the board. I guess the pictures describe themselves. Anyway it was really a hard work solely dedicated for my own use!!

All letters are carved. Also the ply-wood I had was not the best product available but I came to like it immensely after the base-painting. It shows the real natural feeling of woods, almost all looks like intricate "flower" works on saddles and other leather products!!

Then I could finally made the first day fishing to DePuy's Spring Creek ( yesterday 4th. But the fact was I had to force myself to get out the house....... Another winter weather was approaching the area a bit earlier than I expected. Yet it was "cold" plus "snow". "Wind-chill Factors" wasn't there. That was how I made a call. Actually once I got to the creek, it wasn't bad at all. As of typing this now, I made a right decision as it's colder now than yesterday.

I got the first trout for 2014!!
 The second one was really a "leaper"!!

It was getting cold.............
This was another nice browny which was caught on Sparkle Crane Larva.
 Happy enough for the first day fishing of the new year!!

I guess Holiday season is over now. I go back to my regular days and routines.
Hopefully everyone starts the year with good fishing!! Have fun!!


  1. Happy New Year to you too, beautiful fish...... TL Doug.

    1. Hi Doug!
      It's been very cold here. Not much fishing but hopefully we have more water during the summer than past two years. Have a nice day and good fishing!