Monday, January 16, 2012

A solid start

Most of my flies fall in the "flies that catch fish, not fisherman" category...these included.  

 

 

10 comments:

Chris Cutler said...

They look delicious to me. Is that your own pattern? Also, do you lose many flies when you're chasing carp?

John Montana said...

that is basically the carp carrot, but i use different materials and colors. i also overwrap the eyes of the fly with dubbing and i like the rubber legs. i don't lose a ton of flies, unless i am careless and breaking fish off at the net!

Brian J. said...

Those are looking good - nice and shaggy

n.taylor said...

I like that dubbing. Now keep that secret a secret.

John Montana said...

Gotta love the free range!

Gregg said...

They are fine flies. Some carp fishermen simply put too much effort in a fly that simply must react in certain way. The only problem is, tying is as much a part of my angling life as fishing.

Gregg

McTage said...

I would guess that particular color scheme and weighting will work even better in CO than in your neck of the woods. I am quickly becoming addicted to the free range myself. I don't know why, but that stuff aint just purtier, but rolls on 10 times easier than most commercail stuff.

Ty said...

Nice.

Maybesubie1 said...

Those look like nice flies to me. I dropped in on your blog regularly last summer and fall, but not much lately until last nite. So, a couple things re posts from a while ago.

1) let me know if you get together to tie one of these nights. Looks like there is potential coming up for a lot of good nights to be inside.

2) that sign saying "non-navigable"? That's just strange. Non-navigable according to who? Even stranger because they go on to say it's ok to float through. So the river I am about to navigate is non-navigable? If that sign were posted by a legitimate state or county authority, I would tend to give it more weight. But I doubt it is. Seems likely to be from a person or group that wants to keep others out, and I am skeptical that they have the law on their side. Merely posting a sign that says non-navigable does not make it so.

There are some really interesting threads on the Westfly Oregon forums about this, including from people who really seem to know the issue. It is a complex situation. Among other things, it seems the way the law is applied and enforced varies county-by-county. As a native Oregonian, the way I learned it years ago was that on a navigable waterway, the public has access rights up to the typical high water mark. I was always under the impression it was a different story in Washington. But I'm not an attorney and haven't studied it that closely, so I don't really know the details for either state.

One thing I would say is that, while I clearly don't want my rights as a member of the public to be infringed, I really feel for property owners who have to deal with slobs who trespass, are destructive, litter, are rude, and so on. Legitimate private property rights should be respected and this whole thing would probably be much less of a problem if there weren't some slobs out there who make others look bad.

kp

Wendy Berrell said...

Eaten every time. If you're tying them, it implies your endorsement; which means people should fish them.