I got a new rod the other day and took the morning to test it on a new pond I discovered. Okay, so really it is a vintage rod, complete with an old school Martin automatic reel, I got as a gift from a friend at church. I have never fished with an automatic and it was fun to experiment with it on the open pond.
My original hope was to hook into some bass but as with my last few attempts at landing a bucket mouth I found that those finicky fellows just were not ready to show up. The little pan fish were more than willing to take my woolly and I had a blast flipping those eager fish onto the bank one after another. It might have been a bit overkill with the six weight rod and 3x leader but it was still a great little outing.
I have also gone a bit overboard with the fish pics on this post but what the heck, we all love looking at fish caught on the fly even if they are small panfish.
Along with the fish posts today I woke up to find a number of orders for the nine fly boxes I had ordered and customised with a digital decal. There are still a few boxes available today but if you are really wanting one for your own then get your order in soon because there is only a few left.
And as this is an art and fishing blog, what post would be complete without a little sketch to finish it off. The sketches below are just time wasting sketches of a fly and a Coho.