Monday, April 16, 2012

A Weekend With "Kiwi's Fly"

I had gone fishing on Saturday visiting a small stream. The fishing was fairly good, with the exception of bleeding of the legs caused by briars, which seem to be very sharp and strong considering the lack of rainfall. Well yesterday Jeanette suggested taking a walk through the woods. Her incentive was the beautiful day and wanting to take some photos. So seizing the opportunity to be fishing again there was no hesitation. As we walked the stream, Jeanette taking photos and me fishing we spent several hours of total enjoyment. Several months ago I did a fly swap with Chris, aka Kiwi at The North River. I received some wonderful Tenkara flies and one in particular the Royal Sakasa Kebari, I hope I spelled it right. So I just call it "Kiwi's Fly". The fly produced some wonderful fish, at one point this one long riffle gave up many small brookies in the 3 to 4 inch range. This was a good sign of a healthy stream.
This a rainbow who found it hard not to slam "Kiwi's Fly"
We stopped for lunch at stream side. And in keeping with healthy eating enjoyed a chicken cutlet, (they were baked not fried) sandwich and a cucumber salad.
As I fished down stream I managed to take a few nice browns.
The "Kiwi Fly" worked well on this wild guy.
He just stopped to see what was happening. If your interested in some of Chris's wonderful flies stop by and see him at "The North River"






20 comments:

  1. Good stuff Alan.......that frog was enormous.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      He just swam up to where I was fishing and stayed there observing.

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  2. brilliant alan , yet another fly to copy from your blog!

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    1. Col,
      Thanks.
      Chris ties some nice flies.

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  3. Thanks Alan! More than anything I love to see another angler do well with a fly that I have tied. Of all the flies I have tied the Royal Sakasa Kebari is my personal favorite. I always have a few on me. I have caught Brookies and Browns with them and am happy to Rainbows to that list now.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      I knew the fly worked well on wild brookies. But those browns and rainbow seemed to like it to.

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  4. Brk
    I could see where the Tenkara would be perfect for that type stream. I know you would get a better drift with the Tenkara in a stream like that. Nice meal and fantastic images. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      In those small streams Tenkara would work well, but I'm stuck in my ways.

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  5. Good that you're keeping up heart healthy diet. You'll find, like I've done, that you tend to slip as time goes by. So try to keep on the straight and narrow.

    Mark

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    1. Shoreman,
      Thanks.
      I have a strong coach, my wife. Once a week I cheat at one meal and enjoy something bad.

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  6. A lovely way to spend the day, brookies, browns and a rainbow, great stuff.

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      Those days are truly special.

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  7. Beautiful stream! Seems that you had a really nice time along the stream. That's the way to relax and regain strength and a healthy meal in beautiful surroundings helps also.
    Keep having fun along beautiful streams,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      A day like that can renew not only your body but your mind as well.

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  8. A day well spent. Looks like some really fun water to fish, glad you were able to get out and enjoy.

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    1. Sanders,
      Thanks.
      That it was my friend.

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  9. Having someone who is close to share with makes the experience more complete except of course on those days that you want to be alone with your brookies. Onion roll (?) , one of my fav's.

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    1. penbayman,
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      An onion roll is correct. They make most anything placed within taste good.

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  10. Looks like a "perfect" day to me , life is good.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      A perfect day it was. And "life is good".

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