CXC 365 ISV Day 53

The moon doth rise and glows in its eyes … intent there in … If there is a food fish among the freshwater gamefish, it would be the Walleye.  They reign near supreme in the Cook’n Grease category.  Perch are delicious, and so are the cousin sauger, but filet-for-filet, nothing beats the Walleye. There could … More CXC 365 ISV Day 53

CreXpoCon: The PROJECT

CreXpoCon – The Creative Exponential Continuum … was begun in 2010 with a collaboration between N5CG owner Les Booth and noted Canadian watercolor artist and fly-fishing enthusiast, Diane Michelin. Diane posted one of her finished paintings on her then new Facebook page and upon seeing it, Les knew, as soon as he saw the image, … More CreXpoCon: The PROJECT

CXC 365 ISV Day 28

Pat’s Pickle … a most tasty potential side dish for any hungry fish I guess when you’re a fly creator and you develop a new fly, coming up with a name can be .. well, a pickle. Voila! We have a name. So, I guess, Pat had a difficult time naming this fly and was … More CXC 365 ISV Day 28

CXC 365 ISV Day 27

The Chubby Chernobyl; bulky iteration of the Chernobyl Ant… Big body, high floating fly that is, on many waters, a go-to-fly. It can mimic so many large stoneflies and hoppers. The high flotation of the large body is great of using the dry-as-an-indicator setup. Drop a smaller fly; from wet fly to beadhead; off the … More CXC 365 ISV Day 27

CXC 365 ISV Day 26

When you hear the word, “Cahill”, what comes to mind?  If you’re an Outdoor Writer or reader of interesting and intriguing adventures told in peak detail, you’ll likely have the name, Tim Cahill (a most amazing outdoor writer), come to mind.  However, if you’re a fly-fisher, then you’re more than likely to think of Tim … More CXC 365 ISV Day 26

CXC 365 ISV Day 25

Every fly-fisher, every guide, every fly shop owner… have a desire in common: continuity.  And the center of their Continuity of Universal Fly-Fishing (CUFF) , it is the, FLY. That wee object of feather, fur or synthetic, designed for deceitful dalliance and used to convince a specific member of the piscatorial world of aquatic creatures, … More CXC 365 ISV Day 25

CXC 365 ISV Day 24

Line-stripping 64 km/h (40 mph) runs and hard fighting ability when hooked puts the Little Tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus – False Albacore) on the fishing adventure menu of many fishermen.  The little tunney’s small, streamlined body facilitates huge bursts of speed… legendary in many a regaled story, by off and inshore fishermen.  Dark spots ventral of the pectoral … More CXC 365 ISV Day 24

CXC 365 ISV Day 23

Oh!!! The travails of the Striped Bass (Striper – Morone saxatilis ) fisherman!  Bad weather. Rough weather. Fish On. Fish Off.  Explosions and explicatives.  Exultation and exhilaration in a colliding roller coaster maelstrom with anguish and agitation. The striper addict has much in common with the Steelheader of the same obsession.  Many combine both miseries. But … More CXC 365 ISV Day 23

CXC 365 ISV Day 22

The world of the redfish (the Sciaenops ocellatus – Red Drum) is a magnet for many fishermen.  Scanning the water for the infamous spot-tail is the highlight of many fishing adventures.  Making the cast in windy conditions, sun-glare, without spooking the fish – make for a great challenge.  The hook-up is an explosion of success.  As fine table … More CXC 365 ISV Day 22