I've taken Howard's advice and set the comments for Google accounts and removed the Word Verification. We'll see how that works. The spammers only managed 6 since this morning.
Today was a practice day for Yuki out at the Trout Pond. I set him up with a fly box and a few olive Wooly Buggers and a couple Thin Mints to get him started.
Then I lent him my 6 wt Streamlight fly rod from LL Bean and a new 6x leader. I wanted him to get a comparison between his fly rod and mine. I also wanted him to practice casting. My plan was to work him from 4 or 5 hauls to a double haul cast that most of us use at the pond.
While I was flippering around the pond in the Float Tube Cumberland not catching anything, I watch how he progressed. I'd say that after the first three hours (9 to Noon) he got pretty comfortable with casting. I think I'm winning him over and he'll soon be a fly fisher extraordinaire.
So that was it at the Trout Pond today. He didn't catch anything, I didn't catch anything nor did any of the other guys out there with the exception of one guy that was fishing a size 20 nymph under an indicator. No, don't even ask.
We decided that the next foray into fishdom will be out at New Melones, but probably not until next week as it's supposed to rain for the next few days.
Thanks, Mark, for bringing Yuki along in the fly fishing scene. That first fish on a fly rod is something he will never forget. Those fish at the Pond must be a bunch of tight lipped..........................ReplyDelete
Hey Mel. I don't think it's tight lipped as much as just not many fish. It's moving toward summer and they aren't stocking as much although they haven't stocked anywhere near what they used to.Delete
Good luck with the anti-spam thing. I haven't had one since I switched over. Most spammers don't seem to register with Google.ReplyDelete
Thanks Howard. Does seem to work, nothing in the last 12 hours.Delete
I think you guys have had your fill of rain out that way---It's always good to help a fellow fly fisherman become better at this great sport.
I converted the two guys gave the trout to the other day while fishing that fantastic hatch on the tailrace. Both told me they would be back using their new fly rods next time. I told both of them I would help with them casting if I was there when they make it up again.
Hi Bill. We're a long way from having enough rain, but what we really need is snow. This storm is supposed to dump a couple feet up on the hill so that will help. Our snow pack is about 24% of normal.Delete
I am going to have to look into this comment Setting. My blocker has been blocking at least six a day for the last few months.ReplyDelete
I have to work on my double haul cast. I cant seem to get it right! Once you go fly, you never go back !ReplyDelete