Kayak Kid wrote:Darn, Ron, that's one beautiful photo of the rainbow in the landing net. But, why did you have to denigrate it by including that ugly old wooden fly rod?
Kayak Kid wrote:Those bamboo rods make my mouth water. There's just something about them. Hard to explain.
I got kidded a lot because I hunted for the last eight years of my hunting years with nothing but black powder muzzle loaders, mostly flints...[/i][/u]
You don't have to spend an arm & a leg for a bamboo rod (of course, you can...).
I just rec'd my first bamboos, a 5/6 & a 8 wt Heddons.
No, they're not museum quality, but appear perfectly fishable, no cutdown sections, nice revarnish.
Spend ~$130 for one, ~$150 for the other, both off ebay.
Just took a little patience until I found what I liked, and could afford.
Can't wait to try them!
Nice looking flies. Specially like the Scaups.
Did you harvest them yourself?
Although I tie mostly with synthetics, I keep telling myself I'm gonna tie more with naturals.
Why, don't know, maybe it's like the black powder/bamboo thing?
Made it to the Texas Flyfishers Fly-tying Festival this weekend, after missing it a couple of years.
Brought a work buddy who is just getting into tying, he also had a blast.
If you haven't gone, I would recommend doing so going forward.
These Crappie are really digging the balanced leech. I fished off the dock at lunch and tossed a 1/8” tungsten bead black marabou tail, olive dub body at one spot in 2-4 feet of water and got 5 nice fat Crappie. I’m not fishing an indicator, but letting the jig fall with slow strips to keep it just above the bottom.
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