Friday, June 29, 2012

"Pete"



That's "Pete". And your seeing right, there's nothing wrong with your eyes. He's fishing the Farmington River with two fly rods.

I had another opportunity to fish with this gentleman. We met yesterday at the "Farmy" to fish late afternoon/evening. We met one another a few years ago on the river and have fished together a few times including what might become a tradition on New Years Day two consecutive years. Pete is guy who knows the Farmy like the front of his his fly vest. It's knowledge that he's willing to share with most. And even in stream side conversation not really pertaining to fishing, you'll say to yourself I just learned something about a certain fly.

Pete is a fly angler, and a damm good one. He knows what to fish and how to fish it. He should be an ambassador for the sport. He is honest and genuine. He is what I call a fly fisher, not a fly fisher elitist. For that I thank him.
Pete fishing a section of the Farmy that I consider my favorite. Again with the two rods. Pete is also the Master of the Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail. When he fishes that fly the trout don't stand a chance.

Pete about to bring a feisty brown to net.

It was a great outing on the river last night. May you fish your river in health for many years friend.

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27 comments:

  1. I am humbled!! My only comment is, "Thank you"
    It was my pleasure to fish with you again. You are the master of the Bomber.
    Tight Lines!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      I know you have also taken a few on the Bomber.
      I would wish you "Tight Lines" but yours are always like that.

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  2. Pete's a great guy for sure and a lot of fun to fish with. When I first started fly fishing again Pete graciously showed me around some local streams and then eventually introduced me to the Farmington. My only regret is that I tied those darned bead head pheasant tails for him one Christmas and now he cleans my clock with them every time we fish together and then asks me for more! Glad you too had a good day out, it was a gorgeous day for sure

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    1. Mark, In keeping with the Christmas Spirit it is the gift that keeps on giving.
      P.S. My Birthday is coming soon!!!! Thanks Mark !!

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    2. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I knew it was you that created the "Trout Monster. He always gives you the credit for the fly. And a great fly it is.

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  3. Very nice post Alan...I have fished with Pete a few times and we trade email intel during peak season. Pete is one of the few people I don't mind telling where I have had success as he does the same and I believe he just wants you to enjoy your time on the water. We are trying to fish together in the near future...perhaps you can join us??

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      Telling him info or your secret spot will stay with him. The trout may not like it though.
      Perhaps we'll team up sometime.

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  4. How the heck does he fish with two rods? I don't even think I could handle two tenkara rods at one time.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      I believe he watches his own videos. Seriously he can do most anything with a fly rod.

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  5. Hi Alan....thanks for sharing.

    I hope that I run into you guys on the "Farmy" one of these days soon.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      I'd love to see you there. But I don't spend much time fishing though. Is that second sentence believable?

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  6. Hi Pete!

    What kind of rods You carry when fishing? Why two?

    Tnx...

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    1. Anonymous,
      Thanks.
      I see Pete has told you.

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  7. I'm starting to feel left out. All you guys out there together.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      Your welcome to join us anytime.

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  8. Why two rods? One is an 8 1/2 ft.,5 wt rigged for swinging soft hackles or fishing with dries.
    The second rod is a 10ft, CZN, rigged for Euro nymphing. I carry a spare reel with a sink tip line for slinging streamers. I like to cover all the bases so to speak. Trout are not always looking up!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      There you have it.

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    2. Pete,

      Thank You for explanation!

      Tight Lines!

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  9. I've begun fishing with two rods when I'm on the Housy (though I leave one streamside with my backpack). I usually have one rigged for streamers and the other for nymphing or dries. Of course, I don't have the success that T1 has but that's a whole different matter.

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    1. Steve Zakur,
      Thanks.
      Fishing two takes something I don't have. I can see the reasoning of a quick change.

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  10. Brk
    Does Pete fish the beadhead with an indicator or tight line it? I am not quite sure how he manages two fly rods while making cast after cast. I do see the reasoning behind having both rods rigged with two different patterns. Thanks for sharing a great report.

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I don't know how he rigs the nymph rod. It's a Cezch Nymph setup. Perhaps Pete will give some idea if he reads this.

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  11. My favorite Pete line of all time..."these fish are rising with blatant impunity!"

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  12. Ben!! I remember that day!!
    I fish the PT Soft Hackle with or without the BH, on a tight line, no indicator. Cast quartering across the river, let it swing naturally. Sometimes I add a twitch as I retrieve. Fish take it on the dead drift, the retrieve and at the end as it swings upward.

    Czech nymphing fish with an anchor fly and a dropper about 18 inches above the anchor.

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  13. Go get 'em Pete! If he only wet wades like you Brk Trt, he could stick a third pole between his toes.

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      He might wet wade but not in that river....to cold man.

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