Monday, October 10, 2011

Sea Trout On The Fly

No art to post but I did manage to do a little fishing today and hooked into two very nice sea trout. What a freekin blast!
I only had about 45 min but it was enough and man what a rush. I also learned a few things:
1 - always tie up enough fly patterns for your trip.
2 - don't forget your fly patterns at home on the coffee table... Seriously $4.90 for a simple hair streamers at the local shop. I could have tied 20 patterns like that at home for that price..
3 - don't Ever....and ever! Grab a sea trout by the lip or try to unhook him with your fingers. I quickly learned to avoid those massive fangs the hard way!  What a fighter.
These were my first sea trout ever and I can't wait to go back for more. Now off to the beach for a bit of family memories to go with these fishing memories.  Good times!


Sanders said...

Great looking fish!

...and thanks for sharing the lessons, I routinely need a reminder to grab the fly box.

Brk Trt said...

Expanding... now sea trout.
Well done Joel.

Mark Kautz said...

That's the thing about those ocean fish, they have a mouth full of teeth.


Unknown said...

Sanders - no prob. If I can't learn from my mistakes I hope somebody can...
Brk Trt - I'm always eager to try new things
Superman - I knew the salt fish had teeth but when I saw my old friend the trout, I figured I was safe. Surprise, my old friend had grown nasty fangs. Geez, those things are like vampire teeth.

Jay said...

If I had a dollar for every time I left a box of flies at home, I'd probably be able to afford one of those overpriced streamers from the local fly shop.
Great lessons. Watch out for those teeth, Joel. Artists like yourself need to take good care of their hands!

Unknown said...

Jay - thanks for the comment - those prices aid in teaching me a lesson. Remember the box of flies or pay dearly!