Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Selective Fish

Selective fish can frustrate you, but if you are prepared, you can quickly make the change to match what they are eating.  In this case, a Rainbow who was eating Trico duns immediately switched to emerging PMD nymphs.  How did I know?  The rise forms were more hurried as it was chasing the bug from below the surface and turning downward after eating the nymph.  What pattern worked for this fish?  My PMD Ice Emerger.  The wing on the Ice Emerger duplicated the adult crawling out of the nymphal shuck.  I'd say it worked pretty good.  There were several fish eating these nymphs 10 feet above fish still eating tricos.  Always bee on the lookout for easier fish.  There is a huge difference between throwing a #22 spinner than a #18 dry and dropper.   

Monday, August 4, 2014

Taylor Reels, Albuquerque, NM

I've always been a gear junkie.  Most of you know that.  I love rods, reels, gadgets and other crap that most people don't ever think about needing.  I have most of it if it's used for fly fishing.  I like my stuff and and when I find something I like, I tend to stick with it.  I like to support the USA made companies and the local companies.  When I stumbled upon Taylor Fly Reels, I checked out their website and I liked what I saw.   A local company, they are based in Albuquerque, NM.   They are a new company and I shot the owner, Matthew an e-mail asking him if I could test out a reel and provide a review to help him out in anyway I could.  I have a few trips out with the Taylor Reel, the Type 1.  What do I think?  I think it is a solid reel and can do everything a Nautilus, Sage, Lampson, Orvis or Ross reel can do.   I've put it in the hands of my clients and I never worried about it having any issues.  I noticed that as soon as I unboxed it.  It was a good reel and it was a quality reel.  I'll have more information about the reel as I use it more, but I am pretty sure I won't have much more to add as I can already tell this is as good as any other reel.  Check out their website and their story.  It's always great when someone works hard to create a great product.  More to come..........
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