Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Old Man Winter Is Back





Jay's Flash Back Stone
Hook: Daiichi 1120
Size: 10 - 6
Thread: 6/0 black Tail: Black goose biots split
Rib: Medium copper wire
Abdomen: Olive V-rib
Thorax: Black seal substitute
wing case: Pearl flash back
Hackle: Two goose biots split
and tied tips to rear
Head: Counter sunk bead with
two turns of peacock behind head

For those of you who are not interested in fishing with the snow and ice, consider getting a head start on some fly tying. I often mention fishing with black stone fly nymphs. This flight is a good all-purpose standby for a lot of different fishing conditions even, now with the cold winter conditions.

1/10/07 -- winter has finally arrived. For how long, who knows. Sandy Creek is slowly settling down and should be an excellent fishing condition in a couple of days. Oak Orchard is still a little on the high side and way off-color, but improving daily. With winter weather making a show we are back to winter time tactics. Drifting nymphs and egg flies slowly along the bottom. Sandy Creek water temperature today was a chilly 33 degrees. This is what's going on here at home.

The Salmon River at Pulaski New York is making up for lost time with winter weather. In the past day they got one to 2 feet of snow and more snow is expected to fall in the next day or so. The water flows for the Salmon River has been increased to 1800 CFS at this time and is expected to be reduced to 1000 CFS on Friday. As for the water temperature, on the Salmon River, it has dropped down to 34 degrees.

One final note; if you are interested in fly tying lessons, either beginners or advanced fly tying classes from February 7 to March 21 time 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. held at the shop. Please give us a call at the fly shop. The number is 352-4775 if you have any questions.

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