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Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 17:15:23 pm

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Dougfish

Quote from: Yallerhammer on September 19, 2019, 18:19:08 pmHow you like that mono rig? I've became a fan lately.

When the conditions are right (higher, or swifter water), it's deadly.
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: Dougfish on September 19, 2019, 16:38:42 pmThose reels were made when real men fly fished. 30's - 60's. And RHW was the rule.
Pansy spinning reels brought on the LHW.
Yeah those beers are ghey. Good AM beers, though.

It is my understanding that "real men" of old used to pull their puds in their bandanas and switch hands to avoid undue hair growth in any one palm, much like you do while fishing.  As nostalgic as I am for the good old days, I am happy to say there's been wonderful advancements in the skills of masturbation and fly line retrieval.
 
Plus, if you were sincere on following the old with the glass and Medalist, then you'd be drinking Ballantine or Hamm's on the stream, and not these contemporary brews.
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Woolly Bugger

No scheduled generation on Friday

Philpott Generation Schedule for Sept.28-Oct.4
Sat. 28, 10am-6pm
Sun. 29, 10am-7pm
Mon. 30, 2pm-6pm
Tues. 1, 2pm-6pm
Wed. 2, 3pm-6pm
Thur. 3, 4pm-6pm
Fri. 4, no generation
*Note:This schedule is subject to change without notice.
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

October 16, 2019, 13:27:25 pm #1698 Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 13:29:04 pm by Woolly Bugger

I had planned to go low but was concerned about the flows, so I headed upriver for the afternoon.
Sunny skies and in the low 70s made the walk in much more comfortable than in the heat of the summer.
I jumped in at the head of a run and noticed that a gaggle of Canada Goose had settled in the pool bellow and beyond them was another angler whose car I had noticed in the parking lot. So he was high holed by them and me.

He gave up and hiked on out, I assume back to the car, but he could have hit another stretch.

There were a lot of midges in the air and I watched a dragonfly snatch them off the surface as they emerged. My what keen eyes they have!

I worked the water with a dry in all the places that had proven to hold trout in the past but they weren't looking up this day. Then I noticed a little rise at the tail-out and placed a cast in front of the rise and let it drift down, the trout struck the fly and I had a fish on the line. It was a perfect little brown trout.

That was the only fish I caught, I did see a couple of other risers but they weren't interested in my offerings.

So I drank a beer or two and turned over rocks and chased after flying midges and mayflies for photo opportunities.

The pics sum up the afternoon...



 



 


The serenity was broken by the roar of jest as they flew over the treetops.
 


cropped photo from the above image...



Stanleytown Food Lion carries some craft beer, but they are proud that they do!


 


Small Stonefly for @Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 to Identify


 

 



 


and this looks like a stone also but it was almost midge sized
 


snatched this bwo off of a rock that it had landed on, sorry I crumpled the wings...



since I don't have any #32 midges I threw this CDC BWO emerger



now that's a midge larva
 


ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Big stone = Perlodidae, likely Isoperla, but might be some other genus.

Small stone = Chloroperlidae, only Ma Nature knows the genus

Not BWO  - some wrecked flat-headed mayfly

Last critter = Diptera/Simuliidae Black Fly larva

Good job!
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

troutrus

You gotta be quick on the draw to get that aircraft photo. Normally by the time I hear them they're gone. I would guess FA18 Hornet ex Naval Air Station Oceana.
What kind of camera? That closeup of your thumbnail is truly amazing.

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Phil

Woolly, your pic of the midge reminded me of Darryl Dodson at PFF discussing how he fishes size #34 midge pupae in flat water. I didn't know whether to believe him or not. Hell, I can't tie on a #22.  :o

Fine photographs all around there, bossman. /'/

Dee-Vo

Quote from: troutrus on October 22, 2019, 08:38:05 amYou gotta be quick on the draw to get that aircraft photo. Normally by the time I hear them they're gone. I would guess FA18 Hornet ex Naval Air Station Oceana.
What kind of camera? That closeup of your thumbnail is truly amazing.
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on October 22, 2019, 09:19:11 amOlympus TG-6

The TG cameras have a super macro mode capability. I've got some shots with my TG-4 that I was impressed with, but I'm no real photographer.

Dee-Vo

Quote from: troutrus on October 22, 2019, 08:38:05 amYou gotta be quick on the draw to get that aircraft photo. Normally by the time I hear them they're gone. I would guess FA18 Hornet ex Naval Air Station Oceana.
What kind of camera? That closeup of your thumbnail is truly amazing.

Here are a few shots that I'm sort of proud of that I got with my TG-4. The camera is impressive for the money.

The water droplet was maybe the size of a BB. I stood and worked on getting that picture clear and steady forever on that trail in the middle of nowhere.

The snail was awesome. It was looking up at me perfectly. The entire snail, shell and all, may have been as big as a dime.

The dragonfly turned out good, I thought.






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rbphoto

I love macro photography!

Those little TG-series cameras are sweet, but I want the EOS-R or Sony A7III - mirrorless rocks.
"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben<br /><br />"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: Dee-Vo on October 23, 2019, 21:12:37 pmThe water droplet was maybe the size of a BB. I stood and worked on getting that picture clear and steady forever on that trail in the middle of nowhere.

I like the droplet of water.  It made me think of Anton van Leeuwenhoek and his cell discovery from a drop of pond water.  Good job.
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Phil

Verrry nice macro photos from both youse guys!  'c;

Doug, I've also started carrying two reels -- one rigged w/ floating line and one w/ mostly 20# Maxima and a Euro leader. Switched 'em out in the middle of a trip yesterday due to water depth/speed. It's not that much trouble and it seems to work. Old dogs and new tricks, maybe.
Now, if you would stop reeling with the wrong hand....  b';

Dee-Vo

Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on October 24, 2019, 07:27:03 am
Quote from: Dee-Vo on October 23, 2019, 21:12:37 pmThe water droplet was maybe the size of a BB. I stood and worked on getting that picture clear and steady forever on that trail in the middle of nowhere.

I like the droplet of water.  It made me think of Anton van Leeuwenhoek and his cell discovery from a drop of pond water.  Good job.

I appreciate that, MW. That droplet is probably my overall favorite shot so far in my photo "career."

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Quote from: Phil on October 24, 2019, 07:50:23 amDoug, ..............
Now, if you would stop reeling with the wrong hand....  b';

Most anglers are amphibious like Charles Shackleford; Doug is not!

"Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious." - former NC State basketball player Charles Shackleford
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon


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