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post #241 of 502
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Pretty spot, but yeah that water seems low.

 

lefty

post #242 of 502
Yeah, all the catchable fish were in the runs and riffles where the oxygen and cooler water is. There were fish in the flat water too but impossible to catch them, put a wulff, nymph, emerger and para adams over one 10 times each but couldn't elicit a rise. We've unfortunately had an extremely hot run of about 4 weeks straight of high temps (90-100F) and zero rain. So hopefully it will improve a little soon.
post #243 of 502
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Well, it's freezing here and I've been on my ass for four days with the flu, so your "couple of fish" weekend sounds pretty nice.

 

Congratulations on the upcoming family addition. 

 

lefty

post #244 of 502
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Sorry, jp - it's all over for fly fishing. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/nyregion/brooklyn-rod-and-gun-an-urban-haven-for-anglers.html?emc=eta1&_r=0


lefty

 



Damn Hipsters!!
post #245 of 502
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Well, it's freezing here and I've been on my ass for four days with the flu, so your "couple of fish" weekend sounds pretty nice.

Congratulations on the upcoming family addition. 

lefty

Thanks Lefty, exciting times ahead.

And don't worry, give it 4-5 months and i'll be the one whinging about how cold it is.
post #246 of 502
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Jason Borger talks a little about the casting he did for A River Runs Through It.

 

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I get asked regularly about the fishing scenes in A River Runs Through It. There were a lot of very talented people who contributed time, energy and expertise to the fishing aspects the production (not to mention the brilliant crew of people who made the production as a whole a reality). 

 

There are five major casting/fishing scenes throughout the film (plus the scenes of the brothers as children). The three principle actors—Brad Pitt (Paul), Craig Sheffer (Norman) and Tom Skerritt (the Reverend)—did much of their own fly casting, but John Dietsch, Jerry Siem and I also appear as fly-casting/fishing doubles at various points.

 

As for me, I ended up scattered throughout various scenes in the film, from the “home from Dartmouth” scene to the “big fish” scene at the end. The scene that really means the most to me, though, is the “Shadow Cast.” This is where Norman sees Paul casting on a rock in the middle of the river, and realizes that Paul has become an “artist.” The long shot of the Shadow Cast was doubled by me (with Brad Pitt demonstrating some really solid casting in the close-up). That cast on that rock on that river really brought things full-circle in my angling life. Not only was I actually performing the cast that I had first read about in Norman’s book a decade before, but I was performing the cast on the same river drainage on which I had caught my first trout on a fly rod when I was child.

 

http://fishfliesandwater.com/words-images/a-river-runs-casting/

 

The scene:

 

 

lefty

post #247 of 502
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The famed McCloud River - Enough is Enough.

 

 

lefty

post #248 of 502
I'd been looking into getting some decent waterproof, breathable fishing boots that also looked the part for a while.
Eventually I pulled the trigger on these White's Outdoorsmen with a Hill-tex liner.
These things are built like a tank.
Though I can't comment on how they will hold as I've only just got them up I'd be very surprised if they would give up on me prematurely.



post #249 of 502
The uppers may be waterproof but if you repeatedly and deliberately get these wet, I suspect other parts of the boot such as the insole and heel stiffener and so forth will start to deteriorate. Also as they get wet they'll get heavier.

They're a nice looking work/outdoor boot but if you're going to wade or fish seriously you might want to look into waders and real wading boots simply because they are engineered for total immersion for long periods of time, days at a time and may also have special outsoles to make staying upright on slippery rock and ledges more likely. It could save your life.
post #250 of 502
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Not sure what you want those for. Hiking I guess, but one little slip while you're ankle deep and you're wet wading with a boot that will not drain or dry out for a week or so. 

 

lefty

post #251 of 502
Thanks for the usefull input DWFII.
I was looking for something that was waterproof rather than just water repellent (like a veldtschoen). These will be used for long hikes where I have to cross the occasional brook or wade into a loch a little to push a rowing boat in. I don't plan to keep these submerged for long periods of time regularly or to use them as substitues for waders.
That being said this silicone tanned leather has proved to be extremely resilient up to now and absorbs hardly any water, even when being submerged.

I know water and leather aren't a match made in heaven but as far as that match goes I doubt it gets much better than this.

I'd better not slip then, lefty
post #252 of 502
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Now why didn't I think of that?

 

NYC area anglers may be interested in this:

 

 

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As a Director of the Wild Trout Flyrodders chapter of FFF I am pleased to invite all to our first Casting Rendezvous.
It will held at the CCFCM on April 19 thru 21. 
Check out the details on our Facebook page and also our web site.
http://wildtroutflyrodders.org/casting-rendezvous/

Lots of casting classes, food and even fishing. FFF Casting Instructor certification tests will be available on a limited basis. 
The Catskill Fly Tiers are holding their gathering the same weekend just a few miles up the road so you can also pop in there. 

Looking forward to meeting lots of fishers who frequent the great waters of the Catskill Mountains. 
This will be a wonderful chance to tune up your casting techniques for the new season. 
Spey classes will also be on the program.

 

I may be going on Saturday if someone wants a ride from the city.

 

lefty

post #253 of 502
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We went up to a place called Jindabyne in the snowy mountains

I LOVE JINDABYNE!

Actually I love all parts of the bush, even the really out there parts (way past Dubbo) that are really only the start. I thought there is a great poetic beauty to the Nullabor.
post #254 of 502
Yeah it's a nice spot isn't it. I'm about an hour and a half drive from Jindabyne, but I'd move there in an instant if my wife would let us and I could make a living out there. Lots of great streams nearby and while I'm not much of a lake fisherman the lake can have some fantastic polaroiding through winter around the edges. The mountains are beautiful once they fill up with snow too.

I'm from Parkes, which is not too far away from Dubbo so I grew up around that area, but yeah there is a lot of bush to go around in Oz. I think like most Australians that are from the bush but spend more time in cities, my heart is in the country for sure.
post #255 of 502
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Yeah it's a nice spot isn't it. I'm about an hour and a half drive from Jindabyne, but I'd move there in an instant if my wife would let us and I could make a living out there. Lots of great streams nearby and while I'm not much of a lake fisherman the lake can have some fantastic polaroiding through winter around the edges. The mountains are beautiful once they fill up with snow too.

I'm from Parkes, which is not too far away from Dubbo so I grew up around that area, but yeah there is a lot of bush to go around in Oz. I think like most Australians that are from the bush but spend more time in cities, my heart is in the country for sure.

Yep. I've got (distant) cousins who live out in Wanaaring (way past Bourke) and went to see them on their property. Anyway, one of my cousins went off to Uni in the city, then in the U.S. but returned to work outside of Alice Springs.
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