Salmon fishing & fly tying on the Miramichi...

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Bug tyin'

I managed to get a few more auction bugs tied today - that's why the hackle's on backwards -- a presentation that's highly effective in catching 'fishermen' in fly shops. Everyone knows a hackle tied in at the head and wrapped to the tail fished better ;)

These are going in a box to be sent to Debbie Norton at Upper Oxbow ;)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The ice fishing was only ho-hum today...

But the hijacked sleemans were cold and tasty! The weather was cool and sunny today and it wasn't overly windy which was a bonus. We used Brad's gear and his new shack works very well. It was easy and quick to setup and take down to the point if you only had an hour or 2 to fish you don't mind going through the process.We'll get more fish next time, Brad!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Frigid temps!

Makes for great ice on the river... it also makes for great sitting beside the woodstove tying flies weather! I've been 'puttering' at the vise each evening ... tying only 6-8 flies at a time most of which are destined for charity auctions for salmo salar related causes.. Here's a couple pictures of some deer hair flies:

We're going 'smelting' tomorrow AM down on the Kennebecasis - hopefully we get into some decent sized fish so we can have a fry! If there's anything to report i'll let you know.

So long for now, it's precisely 'rum o'clock'!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

In preparation for hit number 10,000...

...I've decided to tidy the place up a bit and use a few different fonts and colours that should be easier to read. Here's a picture I posted to instagram recently:

Lunchtime walking trail:

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

I managed to get a few flies tied today.....

... it's swap and dinner donation season so I tied up some bugs. There are at least 3 upcoming fundraiser dinners and bugs seem to do well at silent auction. I'll try to knock out a couple more sessions like this and I should have everything covered.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

In case you were wondering.....

... what all the lettering on my pics is about lately, well, my good pal Chris Sinclair had one of his recent photos ripped off and used in advertising so I'm just attempting to make it a pain for anyone who might do the same thing to mine... yeah, you're right.. it probably won't work =/

Friday, 4 January 2013

A couple Spring streamers ....

Here's a couple spring streamers I tied recently... really itching for spring to get here! Although I'm looking forward to building the camp more than fishing.... Come on April 15th!

Bunny snaring time!

I came across these today during my lunch break while snowshoeing:

The gents I snowshoe with walking beside Hazen Creek
One of several bridges across Hazen Creek:
We try to get out for a walk each day and we're lucky enough to have such a great trail to enjoy so close to the office! The fellas are looking forward to getting in on the snaring action as well!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Boycott Feedlot Atlantic Salmon!!

There are many great reasons to get onboard with this boycott and sign the petition - please go here to learn why:


You can buy 'wild pacific' salmon but any 'atlantic salmon' found for sale has been raised in feedlots which is neither healthy for you nor our environment..

Please vote with your wallets, folks!