Another day in the near shore Pacific off Oregon, exploring the saltwater fly
fishing world like a kid in a candy store. Calm ocean. Warmer water moving
onshore. TONS of baitfish. Silvers on the surface in the morning. Black
Rockfish at 15 ft all day long. Rockfish on the surface in the evening. None
of it is easy. All of it is fun. Plenty of no-fish times, mixed with oh my
goodness i have a fish on now how did my line get wrapped around my rod.
Jellyfish. Whales. Porpoise. Outboards and inboard motors that actually
function properly. Trucks NOT stuck in the sand. Chatter on Channel 5.
Mid-day naps. No time to tie more flies. The fun of never knowing when the
next tug will come, at what depth, and what sort of fish or critter it might be.
One of these days I will drone on about fly lines and have PLENTY to say about
flies. For now, though, the ocean is good, black is turning gray, and I’m going
out with my friends again. As long as they have a spare seat in the Dory, I
will be there if I am able.
A coho Double.
No brand fixation here: Echo rod, Nautilus reel, Rio Striper fly line, all come
together in this magic Coho on the surface moment.
Tube flies with no barb were tasty for some . . . .
Coho Ocean sea lice.
Trippling up on the Rockfish (someone was fishing two flies so there were
actually 4 good Blacks on at this moment.
Fresh protein for family and neighbors.
Desperately seeking Kings; Lingcod? Chasing Rockfish on the surface, and
waiting for the Tuna to turn on?
Hope this day is good for you and that I can report again soon.
JN (August 1 2013)