Great Barracuda - Sphyraena barracuda

Great Barracuda - Sphyraena barracuda

June 26, 2012

The Amazing Diversity of Fishes

Clearly anyone who visits this little sight has an interest in fishes, fishing, diving, etc. I think for some, interest becomes fascination which becomes amazement. Fishes are... amazing!

Here is a very nice little primer on the Diversity of Fishes. It's fairly long, and only scratches the surface of the topic, but well worth the time to watch. Skip forward to about 4:00....


The Grand Diversity of Fishes: Form, Function, and Evolution from HMNH on Vimeo.

June 20, 2012

Pond Scum Fly? You Betcha!

This cracks me up... Pond Scum Fly. Never heard of such a thing until this morning. I was actually joking when I chimed in on a Facebook post about fly fishing for Grass carp: "Tie a pond scum fly -- salad for a carp!" Turned out, someone had already invented a Pond Scum Fly. No joke....

Apparently it is fished like, well, scum! Let it drift. Twitch it like it's got a bug in it.

I have very little desire to catch a Grass carp on rod and reel. I caught some by net while relocating critters from a pond slated to be drained and filled. Grass carp are BIG, slimy, and stinky.
That said, should any of my carp-fishing readers want to try this... let us know the results!

CLICK HERE for full Pond Scum Fly post. Cheers!

June 9, 2012

Time to Kill

One of the reasons I keep rigged rods in my truck is:
This evening.
Going to formal supper.
An hour to kill.
Pond on the way.
I'm ready!
Pull over, catch 9-10 bass, have cocktails, cheese and crackers, watch Belmont Stakes, and enjoy supper all with bass slime on my hands.
Completely and absolutely normal.

Oh, I fished again on the way home:
Who wouldn't?