Sunday, February 13, 2011

Com'on its Hopper Time!

fish were missing tabs... probably damaged when they were small fellows.

Rock hopping again!

The double foam strip with the yellow on top is easy to see.

Had some fun on some big foam hoppers. I use a really small gape long shank hook by Daichi, which in my mind is harder for the fish to see. Most people here use massive hooks for hoppers, there's no need and they only put fish down. Boy do they eye-ball them before they take. I used red deer hair which is common around here, for the wing. It's very stiff and can survive a real thrashing. I was impressed with it. When tying it in it flares out if you over tighten it. To get around that I just use glue to do the rest.

New Year Fish'n and Fun

The peat stained water brings out the red spots beautifully on this Brownie.

Getting through the weed, Dad waits for the slurp!

A little patience pays off...

The rabbits have been chased, the sheep surveyed. Now it's time for a break.

Wish it was mine...

A new location.... wonder what's in here?

Ashley keeping an eye on the fishing.

Take your pick of leader destroyers.

The New Year brought its weather challenges. The rain came from every direction. Dad's more of a fair weather fisherman so we sat it out and waited for some better weather. And when the sun finally poked through, we fished up a storm!