söndag 23 oktober 2011

Sunday at the creek 23 october 2011

My great fishingbuddy Bergstrand and I hooked up at the creek this killer morning. The conditions was perfect and there was feeding bows everywhere.

Stunning morning at the creek
Lovely colors at the moment, yellow, orange and green leaves and sunny wheater .... just perfect! We spotted some feeding fish on the most tricky places and I was very satisfied with my new line, a Guideline Presentation. I could make some perfect cast with that line. It loads with little line outside the rod and it was easy to make roll cast with. I can really recomend that line. Bergstrand didnt bring any rod so he borrowed mine to make a try on a bow that stod pretty bad. He is very skilled and a good caster so he soon hooked that nice bow. A perfect gem of the creek and one of the biggest we have catched there.

Bergstrand and his nice bow
After we had released his bow another bow started to feed at the same spot. I crawled into position and after a while I hooked a really nice female bow in a killer condition.

Love these fishes
It is kind of funny though. In the early season and under the summetime, we have only cought smaller bows, but now they are bigger than before. It seems like the bigger ones are getting in position to feed on mosqitos before the winter time. In the summer you dont see these fishes at all. I think they only feed at the evening/night and they are after bigger preys like frogs etc.

Well .. we had a great morning and I got some nice tips from Bergstrand. It is always nice to fish with a great buddy and I learn a lot from you guys, thanks!

Tight lines/Calle

söndag 16 oktober 2011

Three days in a row 16 oktober 2011

Well ... it must be some kind of record. I fish the creek three days in a row, I wonder what my girlfriend is up to? Had an great afternoon with a lot of bows feeding and I managed to land three really nice ones. Two of them was really tricky and great fun. My boss was coming with me and he enjoyed the time at the creek as much as I did. Lost a really good fish that stod very bad under a branch with a lot of leaves on the water. It was like hooking into a rock. Next week I hope to try out a new stretch that I havent fish, saw a massive wake there before I leaved. Well .. I let the pics speak this time.

The gear, love my Scott rod and Ross reel

The first gem of the day

It pays of to sit still and smoke a backwood, a nice wake

And here is the reward, a lovely bow
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lördag 15 oktober 2011

A ordinary walk in the park 15 oktober 2011

Took a fast trip to the creek this afternoon to see if I could catch the monster fish we saw hunting yesterday. Moved into position at the spot where we saw it and waited. After a while a fish started to feed from the surface and it looked quiet good. The fish took the fly at the second drift and I had some struggle with it. My Scott 6.6ft #3 rod had to work and after a while I could net a nice wild bow. They are really fat now and in great condition. A took a bunch of pics and let her go ... se ya later! The big one is still out there, saw it once and it moved a lot of water .. tomorrow maybe.

Great bow
Fat and in great condition for the winter

Lovely colors
A clip of the relese: Oaklind Flyfishing on Vimeo

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fredag 14 oktober 2011

Afternoon session at the creek 14 oktober 2011

The fall is over us and it is starting to get pretty cold here in Sweden. This morning we had -6 degrees celisius and the frost was cover our cars. Gustav and I had planned a trip to the creek for some dryfly fishing on the wild bows. We arrived in the afternoon and a lot of small feather mosqitos was hatching. On the bridge we started to gear up and soon there was two nice bows feeding frequently. Gustav won our little game that decides who shall start casting. He moved into position and in the first cast he hooked a nice fat bow.
Gustavs first fat wild bow for the day
After relesing the bow I spotted two feeding bows upstream and sneaked into position. Made a few cast and hooked a bow in almost same size as Gustavs. After a few sec I lost it :-( We walked upstream and spotted some feeding bows and I lost another one :-( After a while we moved down to a nice place where I had lost a bigger brown trout earlier and at almost the same location a nice fish moved a lot of water among all the leaves that had driven into a backstream. Gustav made some casts and after a while he hooked what we first thought was a brown trout but it was a nice rainbow male that was turning into spawning color and had a begining of a hook. It is one of the most beatiful bows I have ever seen here in Sweden. I am lucky to have the creek so near and all by my self.
Gustavs wonderful bow

Back he goes
On the way back to the car we spotted a really huge fish that we made a few cast on but that one will be another time.

A clip from the creek, not much light so it is a bit grainy
First cast of the day!

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söndag 2 oktober 2011

Fall at the creek = dry fly time 2 oktober 2011

The rain had stopped for a cuple of days and there was time for an afternoon session at the creek. Dropped of the little guy at his grandmother and grandfather and I took of to the creek. The conditions was perfect and the waterlevel was also great. At the creek there was a feeding frenzy going on and several bows attacked something on the surface. The choice of fly was an size 17 F-Fly variant I had tied up at lunch. Hooked a nice bow that stepped of after a while, I think it was the biggest fish of the day. Moved upstream and found several bows feeding. Some of them stood pretty bad and it was some tricky cast to get them. I am very pleased to see that my casting has improved and I move very gently when I approach a feeding fish. After all I got 3 of 4 bows I casted on so I am very pleased. A nice day with a lot of feeding fish.

The lovely creek of mine!
Almost like an steelhead!
This is how a wild bow shall look like.
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