Friday, April 30, 2010
I was at my local fly shop the other day, on a mission to pick up a few things, one of them being SF flash blend in orange, to tie up some p-nuts. Well they didnt have plain orange, but had just got in this "bleeding orange" SF blend. I hope the stripers and blues like it, I know it will stand up to some abuse.
Steve Ferrar flash blend, bleeding orange and white
Hi and low ties of differing lengths
Gami SC15 1/0 hook
Prismatic eyes, plasti dip coated.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
With the earlier than average fish in the usual spots along the housy, I decided to search closer to home. I stopped by a small outflow, not near the housy, for the outgoing tide. There was a nice rip forming along the channel so I cast across current and let the fly drift and swing. On my third cast I was retrieving along the current seam slowly, when this guy took my rays flatwing.
It is hard to tell from the pic, but he had a very dark back, and a gorgeous purple sheen to him. Didnt fight as hard as some of the housy fish, but great to connect! The wind was maddening at times, but would lay down as the sun came out between the clouds.