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Monday, August 18, 2014

I Love Fishing

I love fishing. I never get enough of it. I like dreaming about fishing and I like planning my trips in my head....my great big fish bucket list. I have been so blessed with my angling adventures....sometimes I have to pinch myself.

Trout Lake Lake Trout..haha

I always wanted to do a fly in fishing trip at a remote northern Lake and had the wonderful fortune of going to Cat Island on Trout Lake in Northwestern Ontario. It was everything I had ever dreamed of and more. It was so great it makes me want to fish more.

Smallmouth Bass on a Fly

I got all excited about catching fish on Fly Rod. I have been watching fishing shows on the World Fishing Network and I am all pumped and primes to catch as many species as possible on my fly rod. I dug out my fly fishing gear and went and replenished my fly tying kit, which hasnt seen the light of day in 25 years! I tied up a bunch of great patterns and gave them a whirl at camp this past weekend. I didnt manage to catch a Pike, which was my goal, however the Smallmouth Bass went nuts!!!! This wasnt even the biggest one. If you look closely you can see a bite mark scar. I want to catch the one that did that!

Hand Tied Neon Wolf

It didnt take too long to get back into the swing of things. I tied this as a little variation to the Royal Wolf and Lee Wolf patterns. This used to make the Trout go mental at the Trout club. I tied a bunch off wooly buggers for Bass and a Mouse and Streamers for the Pike. I may have to wait until spring or later in the fall for when the big boys come out to play.

Flyfishing Sand River Lake Superior

 Did I mention I love fly fishing. On our way out to Nipigon, we stopped at a small river flowing into Lake Superior. I found this sweet spot, placed a perfect cast and wham!..fish on. It was just a small Rainbow but it satisfied my thirst for the hunt. We chowed down a nice fresh tomato sandwich and carried on towards our destination.......to go fishing...hahaha