Monday, July 18, 2011

A Rant about Forums

This rant is pointed to the fly fishing and fly tying section of the forum. One day this weekend got up an got on my computer and was checking out a couple of the forums. I started reading this post on the fly fishing forum about a poor customer service from a popular Denver Metro fly shop. The member that posted this topic was very unhappy with the customer service he had been receiving and he was done giving this shop his money. The posted was done very tasteful, no foul language. I marked this post for follow up, came back later in the day and could not find the post. Personally I think some of the moderators on the fly fishing and the fly tying portion of this site delete post way to freely. I understand the need for moderators for these types of site, what they did feels more like censorship. Also I feel if the post was about any other shop than it was it would have been left. I'm really thinking about contacting the site and voicing my displeasure of this practice, moderators need to be kept in check.

Done with my rant. What do you think?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

CP's RAzor Foam Caddis Dry Fly

Thought I would do a new video this morning. Tied my Razor Foam Caddis Dry Fly. You can use this Razor Foam on a lot of dry flies. Give it try.

Hook: MFC #7000KBL, Black barbless hook - Size 18 thru size 14
Thread: MFC 8/0 olive
Body: Olive Razor foam .5mm
Wing: Elk hair
Thorax: MFC UV Frog's Hair Dubbing Olive
Hackle: Standard Dy Fly in Brown

Monday, July 4, 2011

Test Kick Outcast Fat Cat LCS

Had the opportunity to take out my birthday and fathers day gift for a test float. I received as Fat Cat LCS for a gift from my wife. Headed out for Spinney mountain res on July 3rd. We arrived at no name bay around 6:00am, fished from shore for a while. Then it was time to get the tubes out. Got all set up and headed out, minor to the seat on the way out. The first thing I noticed with this tube was how high you sit in the water. After a while in the tube I thought i was sitting in my recliner at home. The Fat Cat maneuvers fairly easy. The other thing I figured out is need a different net, I don't like my wooden net sitting in the water all day. After about 6 hours on the water I realized my legs are out of shape. Overall had a blast. Oh by the way fishing was ok, the cali hatch on no name bay was epic. Hard to catch fish with that many naturals on the water.

 This was the fish of the day, went about 20 inches. This fish put up a fight like no other, just about put me into backing. It was like I hooked into a torpedo.