Friday, February 21, 2014

Snow, Nymphs, Reels, and Fly Rods


I don’t know about you guys but I am beyond ready to get on the water.  I can’t wait to try some of the Super Nymphs that Luke over at “The Young Man and the Stream” mailed me last week. He did an exceptional job at the bench. Thanks Luke for helping me replace the last batch of flies that was stolen from me back in December. I found out last year that this fly is not only an awesome bluegill pattern, but a killer trout fly as well.

  Luke threw in three extra flies that will be tested early this season. I am impressed with double bead eyes not only for the weight factor, but the attention these flies will get from the bass and bluegills.
My new 8 ½  3wt. Tempt Redington fly rod with the matching 2/3 Redington reel will be perfect to fight some of the trout on the tailrace in the next couple of weeks. I lost this same combo in the burglary.
We seldom get snow this far south, but this year was an unusual year for bitter cold and yes snow. Bring on Spring!!!
 

 
  

19 comments:

Luke said...

I hope they get the job done for you Bill!

BrookField Angler said...

Bill, I am so ready!! A couple rivers by me are now free of ice but flooded/flooding. I don't care...Im still going out Saturday. I need fish

Mel Moore (Pond Stalker) said...

Bill, I agree, Luke sent you along some awesome nymph patterns. I need to tie more with the dumbbell eye set up. They are quite popular. Great to see you getting your gear back together after the robbery. Any of that stuff show up in Pawn Shops or even on EBay?

Blake said...

Nice job on those flies Luke. Must be a treat for you guys to get some of that white powder down by you. The novelty wears thin quick though, doesn't it?

Brk Trt said...

Love that Redington rod and reel.
Lots of white in Alabama.

Bill Trussell said...

Luke
Hope to post some results soon with the flies you tie up for me. Thanks

Bill Trussell said...

Nick
Get out and land some for me!!!Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Never heard anything else about my equipment. I hope this never happens to any of you guys. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Two days of snow was enough for my wife and I with the white stuff. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
My new Redington combo will be awesome to use on the tailrace. Thanks for the comment

Howard said...

Howdy Bill! I'm ready as well. Let's get this show on the road. By the way, I need your address. I have a few "things" to send you.

FlyFshrGrl said...

Looking forward to seeing the many species you will be catching with those great-looking flies, Bill. Beautiful snow picture, and at least water temps for trout will be cool.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
All of us need a break from the cold and snow, address on the way. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Flyfsh
I have found that a lot of the flies I used are interchangeable, for trout and bluegills. thanks for the comment

Juan said...

Great looking redington Combo you have there!

Bill Trussell said...

Juan
Can't wait to use it---thanks for the comment

Justin Carfagnini said...

Bill, good to see you're replacing your lost gear to be ready to get out and fish, again, once this dreadful winter is over.

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
I have finally replace all the reels and rods, and thanks to some of my blog buddies I have replace all my flies. thanks for the comment

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