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

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 21

One fish that stands out in the minds of most fisherman – regardless of the gear used – is the Marlin.  Hemingway saw to this with his infamous novel, ‘Old Man and the Sea’.   Huge, muscular fish, living and racing through the pelagic waters of the oceans around the world.  Feeding on bait schools of … More CXC 365 ISV Day 21

CXC 365 ISV Day 20

 OK Ryan, here you go, for Day #20/365, befitting your razzle-dazzle of the infamous Gartner Gurgler, developed by the late and iconic, Jack Gartner, I offer the following complimentary verse.  The Gurgler is a well-known fly that is incredibly successful in salt and fresh water fly-fishing.  I hope our ‘study contributions’ are honorable enough … so … More CXC 365 ISV Day 20

CXC 365 ISV Day 19

An now, Ryan, for the reveal of Day #19/365 … the sockeye salmon treat.  What amazing colors these salmon provide. Truly an amazing palette.  And here you find the complimentary verse … it’s tale of an important eco-element: salmon and their value to the eco-systems, of which they are a part.  The sockeye is also … More CXC 365 ISV Day 19

CXC 365 ISV Day 18

In the roux the cooks rely. No rue is known unless there’s too much heat. Yet… it’s in the ‘heat’ when a metal’s inner-core is known. As you find the heat picking up… remember, Sweating IT, can be a good thing…  Enjoy  — CXC

CXC 365 ISV Day 17

Well, Ryan as you hustle to get your goods to the shows and meet your Daily Study, you continue to imbue us with creative goodies. Not to mention grist for the writing mill. Don’t sweat the small stuff, keep your Eye on The Prize.  –CXC