Salmon fishing & fly tying on the Miramichi...

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Ice fishing on the Kennebecasis.

Ethan and I went out today for a quick fish on the Kennebecasis River. There was only about 12 inches of ice and WAY too many people with vehicles out there today so puckering was a constant issue... you couldn't really get comfortable and relax so we cut the trip a bit short . We managed a few smelt which we'll freeze and use for bait next time - they're little cannibals!

Here's a few pics:

Oh yeah, my lifeproof case paid for itself yet again today! There was a lot of water on the ice and at one point my phone was in about an inch of water for what I figure was an hour at least. Ethan noticed it when we were packing up to leave. I highly recommend getting one for your iphone! 

The Wulff Den Special

Here's a fly I came up with late in the 2011 season - so late in fact I didn't have time to prove it!

Pattern: Wulff Den Special
Hook: Partridge Supreme Salmon CS 10/2
Tag: Uni Oval Silver Tinsel (med)
Tail: From bottom to top - chartreuse marabou, 2 pieces each fl. green & UV KF, wood duck
Butt: Axxel flash, green
Body: Peacock herl
Rib: Uni Oval Silver Tinsel (med)
Wing: From bottom to top: Pheasant rump feather fibres, Peacock sword
Collar: Black hen
Head: UNI 8/0 green, chartreuse, green