Saturday, October 16, 2021

 Licking Vine

Sunday, September 26, 2021


Monday, September 06, 2021


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

 BWCA 2021 photos

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lake Michigan water levels - past and forecasted.
Dashboard for water levels here.  Low end of the predicted range for June 2021 would put it around 2018 water level.


Monday, March 22, 2021

Gamakatsu Carp Specialist R hook notes

[Just notes that I can return to later for reference and study.]

Bought sizes 2, 4 and 6 from Bass Pro Shops.  Best price I could find at $4.29 per pack of 10.  Silly sharp hooks, and they feel basically unbreakable.

The hook gap is big; shank is short.  The #2 hook is so "tall" that I was thinking it might tip over without big DB eyes.  So I've been using the size "large" DB eyes and they keep it upright (along with splayed out bunny, legs, etc for stability).  I think for general use the #4 is the best all around.  The 2 hook is pretty damn big.  The 6 probably has no place in Lake Michigan fly box but would be great for patterns used in MN.  I did a lot of smaller bunny leeches using the 4 hook.

#2 hook with size large DB eyes.  An iteration of the FYI fly that we used back in 2013.