Monday, March 14, 2011

Pan Fishing & A Few Boxes Still Available

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. 


cofisher said...

Nice photos Joel! Those beauties are such fun to catch (and eat!)So, the old vintage tackle guy wants to know what the rod was? I'm guessing an old St. Croix or Cortland...Western Auto maybe?

Brk Trt said...

Those bluegills are beautifully colored. They are strong fighters too.

The rod and reel what are they?

Leigh said...

I'm jealous - the northeast is just now thawing.

Looks like a lot of fun.

Bigerrfish said...

good post man!

Unknown said...

For the classic gearheads out there, the reel is a simple Martin 'Mohawk' Automatic. The rod is another subject. Im not sure what it is really. It says 'Custom Built By Heddon' & 'Otasco X 15'. It is a bit willowy on the cast but that might be due to the weight line I got on it. Im going to have to do some research to dial it in.
Leigh- soon you'll be hooking and cooking. Id stay out of the boat till the ice is out of the water though if I were you.
Josh- thanks

Dustin's Fly Box said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I must say yours is one of my favorites and was happy you at least gave mine a look over!

Phillip said...

If it's got fins it's worth catching.