I was writing an email back to a west coast fly fishing friend when I started reading the head hunters blog that he suggested. I was intrigued by a term they used, swey rod. I read further and came to find out that they were borrowing a term from another blog called Mystic Waters. I know these rods. I have coveted these rods. I have also just thought of them and heard others refer to them as little spey rods or big switch rods. I have even seen the them in action. I know the Sage TCX switch rods fit these categories. I also know that the new one switch rods will fit this category. So these Swey rods are just two handed rods that fall above 11 ft and less than 12 ft. It is a great concept. The rod I fish most is a 12'6" spey rod. I have no doubt that with today's super light weight materials on weight saving construction techniques that these rods are a blast. After my recent experience with a slightly softer salt stick I think that I will love the one switches... I mean Sweys. Check out the posts below.
So Tim from A Marblehead Flyfisher has done it. He completed the Clouser Challenege by catching smallmouth on all 17 patterns from Bob Clouser's book. Click on the gret pick of time with his loomis switch rod to read his post summarizing his efforts. What is next The John Barr Challenge? If so I am in!
Check out these photos from yestedays trip to the GP. Brown caught a sweet football of a bow. I love wild fish. We had to work for them in the middle of the day but they were there. We even got our fishing in before the kayak hatch.
Listen, I understand that the fish is not native. I understand that it is sterile. I just wish people didn’t have to kill magnificent creatures like this to make them feel like big men. I also wish that the News Journal would not glorify killing. Really I guess I am just selfish since I do not want more anglers targeting tiger musky and I want more alive fish like this out there so that I can catch and release them. SO here it is, Hey News Journal thanks for promoting irresponsible behavior and to James R. Stewart of Newark, get a clue. If you enjoy catching these fish don’t kill them. And best of all don't promote where you caught it. If you need a lesson in responsible angling and ethics message me. I will give you an earful.
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And if you want ot see an even larger Tiger Musky CLick on the picture below
Each year I see this story with proud anglers displaying the dead catches. The papers make no mention of the horrible example these anglers are setting. Fishing does not have to be a blood sport. Killing game fish for a photo op is just poor form. The people in these pictures should be ashamed of themselves. Hopefully one day they these heinous acts of environtmental destruction will be criminal. Shame on the anglers, tournament, papers and websites for promoting such barbaric behavior. Its stuff like this that gets the "antis" all riled up. You can catch the fish, measure it, take photos and videos and the release it. The displaying of dead fish like this does nothing but display the anglers disrespect for the resource and point out their own stupidity. Get it in gear a-holes.
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