Been a little absent of late when it comes to blogging. A few reasons include a broken foot and because of this, not been doing a lot of fishing. In addition, been real busy at home doing kids stuff. The foot is feeling great and I am now ready to get back on the rivers to do a little winter smallie fishing.
This past Friday my son and I had the opportunity to hunt a private hunting club in Eastern Illinois. The opportunity was afforded to us by my fishing buddy, Randy Dunlap. Randy is a multi-species hunter and fisherman. Randy and I set up this date months ago and luckily my foot had healed sufficiently enough for me to keep the date.
We hunted with Randy’s superb hunting dog Ruby. Ruby is a young Vizsla.
I had never hunted with a pointer before…..............what a blast. Ruby got a workout as she was pointing most of the day. Jack got in a ton of shooting. He hit his first three shots and then never hit another bird. He always seems to shoot great the first hour or so and then he loses his mojo. I was still very proud of him.
We cooked up some pheasant breasts on Sunday morning. I marinated them in an Herb and Garlic wet marinade….......................yum!!
On behalf of Jack and myself, thanks again Randy.
My good buddy, Dustin Hinds, caught this fish about a week ago. His first on the fly for 2013. He caught it on one of the flies I had made for him. 38 inches
The background is blurred in respect for the other anglers who fish this area.
Congrats Dustin…...............hope I am next.
Been cranking out muskie flies the past few weeks. Tying these flies keeps my mind occupied until I can get back on the water and chase the toothy dragon….........
The above fly is Nick Granato’s El Chupacabra…...................pretty cool.
The above fly is my own design and was tied to mimic shad. This one was tied for my good buddy, Dustin Hinds. By the way, Dustin caught a 38 inch muskie on the fly last week. I will be posting a picture very soon…........
The above fly is an articulated (jointed with two hooks) model designed after Brad Bohen’s “Beuford”. This one will be truly sexy in the water.
That’s it for now. Hoping my 2013 muskie is going to happen in the near future.