For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, October 28, 2013
Just a few thoughts on some "stuff". For years I've used a braided leader. I have always found them to be one of the better innovations to come into fly fishing. They are attached to the fly line by a loop, and then your tippet is attached at the other end. Changing is very easy and does not require that somewhat difficult nail knot. It's all about simplicity. The braided leader I have always used was an Orvis Braided Leader, but I've seen a similar leader offered called a furled leader by FeatherCraft. I purchased a couple in various sizes and have been using these on my last several outings. They differ from the Orvis leader in that they have a micro ring connector at one end instead of a loop. They come in various lengths which I find useful on some real small streams. They have great pickup on the water and do not cause a spray when casting. Another plus is the cost. The Orvis leader is 14.95 and the Feather Craft is 12.95.
I purchased this fine chair a week or so ago. It's a slider chair that's so comfortable. It's placed in a spot with lots of natural light, great for reading, napping, or watching TV.
This book was purchased about a week before the chair. While I don't fish for steelhead I do enjoy reading about this wonderful fish. This book is almost finished, and it is a great read. It's like reading this mans journal. A good title, maybe for someones Christmas stocking.
We have been out checking on several of those "thin blue lines" I love, and we have found them to be in not to bad a shape. There are spots where the water is thin but there are also some pools with deep water.