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OrnJune 22nd, 2012, 6:56 pm
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OldredbarnJune 22nd, 2012, 7:03 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
Orn,

Great looking fish! I have a beetle that I would love to try up there with you! Looks like that fish wasn't letting anyone of them get by him.

When you speak of re-capture...Are these fish tagged? We are about to start a study over here where we will be placing tiny transmitters of some sort in a few fish and chasing them down every so many days and marking their location with GPS...Should be interesting.

Thanks for the report...That one Brown is a Hog! :)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
OldredbarnJune 22nd, 2012, 10:33 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
Orn,

I went back and watched your vid...Wonderful! I am envious of a lot of things I saw but especially the fact that there's nothing to hassle with your backcast! :) Somewhere in that thread you responded to someones note by saying that you needed to work on your casting...If you come fish the Au Sable with me we can take care of that...The tag alders are so thick along the banks and behind you that your casting should pick up rather quickly or you'll lose a hundred flies a day. :)

Your casting looked fine and you were getting it done!

You said you are tagging birds as well...Are you keeping records?

Interesting landscape there...

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
MartinlfJune 23rd, 2012, 1:03 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3056
Orm,

Thank you for the windown into your world. A number of us are still saving our pennies for a plane ticket. :) All kidding aside, you do live in a flyfisher's paradise.

--Louis
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PaulRobertsJune 23rd, 2012, 1:31 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Good to see you are on the water again. Ahhhhhhh......

I've done similar things with largemouth bass here -"fingerprinting" them by markings. And posted the images too.
MartinlfJuly 13th, 2012, 8:49 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3056
I think I'm turning into Captain Ahab


Now there's a sentiment that many of us can relate to. Best of luck, Orm. Just don't let one of them bite a leg off.


"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TroutnutAugust 5th, 2012, 9:10 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2592
Great pictures! Very few destinations can make me wish I could hop on the first plane out of Alaska to go fishing, but I think you're in one there.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
WbranchAugust 6th, 2012, 10:24 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2651
Orn,

As usual just gorgeous pictures of big browns and now atlantic salmon. Do you use traditional hairwing salmon flies and fish them across and down on a floating line? Do you see them come up on the swing and boil on the fly before they take the fly?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PaulRobertsAugust 7th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Wonderful images, and stories. Thanks for sharing.
Jmd123August 8th, 2012, 2:26 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2480
Wow, what a beautiful fish! Aren't char lovely?

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
AdirmanAugust 16th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Monticello, NY

Posts: 479
Beautiful pics my friend!! From the background landscape in many of them, looks like you have a beautiful country as well!! Whats the temps like right now?
MartinlfAugust 19th, 2012, 11:36 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3056
I hope you (and your fish) get rain and relief soon.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PaulRobertsAugust 20th, 2012, 12:18 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Man! Scary. So sorry to hear and see that. We'll do a rain dance for you.
AdirmanSeptember 30th, 2012, 6:59 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 479
Hey Orn;

What kinda flies you use for those salmon? Nice pics as well!!
PaulRobertsSeptember 30th, 2012, 7:46 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Wow. Love the fall color!
WestCOOctober 1st, 2012, 12:44 am
Palisade, CO

Posts: 65
I've never checked this thread before. Holy cow those are amazing images. What a great life you're living.
...but fishermen I have noticed, they don't care if I'm rich or poor, wearing robes or waders, all they care about is the fish, the river, and the game we play. For fishermen, the only virtues are patience, tolerance, and humility. I like this.

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