Thanks To RIck B. for sending this story mu way. Its always good news to see wild fish retuening to their native spawning grounds.
I found this old vid I took a bunch of years ago. I think it is s\in NC or VA. I dont really remember the state but I remember that this was a spring that fed into a river. It was really beautiful, check it out.
I took my older brother to fish a wild brookie stream on the day after xmas. The stream is at an undisclosed location in an undisclosed state. So don't ask! Fishing was hard with lots of blow ups at the highly buoyant flies we used. As we got deeper into middle earth the fish got bigger and we had a higher catch to strike ratio. These places are real gems. I feel so lucky to be able to experience them.
The government should spend its money on habitat restoration not on stocking. If the waters were healthy and appropriate laws were enforced there would be no need to stock these zoo animal like trout. Any angler that has any sense knows that wild fish are more fun to catch. I understand that keeping the put and take crowd out of the wild streams leave more of the places I enjoy devoid of the trash leaving folks but really what should the government do? I say it should protect and improve our natural resources not make things worse. Two wrongs do not make a right.
When it comes to the buffalo I don’t know enough to make an informed decision. I know I like eating them. I also know that I would feel better knowing that they could range free as they used to before we destroyed them as an act of war.
I think the supremacy clause will win out here. Can a state defy the federal government? The answer is no. You know the whole Civil War thing settled that. Can a State governor defy a federal regulatory agency? let's see what happens. Either way I hope those trout eggs don’t make it to their destination
Read this and other stories. I welcome comments and other points of view. Maybe I don’t have all the facts here. What do you think?
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I want to give a big shot out to Delaware native, Ivan Orsic. He was featured on one of my fav fishing podcasts from the guys at Moldy Chum. The Chum and Yukon Goes ishing are my two top fly fishing blogs. I highly recommend listening the podcast and checking out both blogs. Also anything that involves fly fishing and the term fluvial geomorphology nerd alert is something is not to be missed. Oh and check out this vid below. Lucky bastard.
I like this fly. It is easy to tie. I have done some on shanks and I am looking forward to doing some on tubes
I will keep adding and subtracting from this up until the trip. I need to tie more sucker spawn. I will be updating my tube flies with the new components and techniques I learned last weekend at the open house at A Marblehead Flyfisher from Spirit River's Andrew Niethe.
I saw this huge boat that on the drive to work. Every morning as a drive along the Delaware River I wonder what the river must have been like before it was industrialized. I would be cool to have easy access to it now. Too bad that the tracks and chemical plants bar access.
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