Friday, December 30, 2005

Last Fishing Trip in 2005

Hide and I took a day off, and went SFB River as Last Fishing Trip in2005. It snowed but, not so cold. We tried to find new hole, and took a walk about a hour one way. But there was no fish to bite fly.

After 1st hole, we moved and tried last hole together. Then chance has come, my indicator disappeared suddenly with stoneflynymph pattern. The fish jumped a little, but I missed it. Oh my god!

Though we got skunked together, I had a confidence of stonefly's effectiveness. I really want to catch good one by stonefly nymph.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

One good Rainbow

I had just a little time for fishing today, so I went urban Boise River. But it blowed so strong and time was limitted for me, I did lure fishing.

Reaction of fish was almost none, but I could get one chance. It was not so big, but good size for this river I think. 15inch(39cm)

I hope to catch good one by fly within this year.

Monday, December 26, 2005

New Rod Debut, but...

Today, I could go South Folk of Boise River with my family. It was their request to go fishing together.

Recently it was getting warmer(2℃) than before(-10℃), so I agreed their proposal.Of course, when I was fishing, their were playing in the car(back space) .

I used new #6 rod first time, and it was so good for me. I felt casting distance was getting longer than before. And it was also first time for me to fish there in winter.

I wanted to catch the fish by Stonefly Nymph, but there was no reaction. Although I also tried nymph dropper and Conehead Zuddler etc., it was same result. In addition to that, fishing time was given two hours. As a result, I got skunked.

To make matters worse, Engine Oil pan was damaged by fallen rocks on the way to home. We could reach our home safety, but oil was continued to be leaked, finally got empty. So, I had to call road service to come my garage next morning.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Shoveling the Snow

Last night, we had much snow. But I didn't have a time before leaving for office. So my wife and daughter had to shovel the snow.

I heard it was so hard work for them. I'm sorry, I needed to get up earlier...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I've just bought them!

I bought SAGE fly rod(VPS 690-4 #6) in fall special sale. I think it would be used for Steelhead and lake fishing(including ASHINOKO after returning Japan).

But major reason to buy it was the price! Though it usually costed about $500 in Japan and $400 in Boise, it became $250 in sale!

Of course I knew if it was broken after returning Japan, I had to send it to SAGE USA directly by myself. But I thought it was worth to buy now.

To tell the truth, I'd already bought ROSS REEL just a little befere also. Though it costed $275 in Boise, it seemed to be about $400 in Japan.

Anyway, it seemed to be time to go fishing!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Frozon Pond

My daughter and I went to the park together, because my wife needed time to study for written examination of IDAHO diriving license. There were many water birds and pond was completely frozen. Boise is so cold now! Thickness of ice seemed to be enough for skating or something.

There were a kind of geese also. She forgot herself and run after geese. Finally she had a fit of coughing because of running so hard, I had to persuade her to run. But I had a good time with her almost all day.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Sea World

We enjoyed seeing show of dolphin etc. Especially killer whale's (called 'SHAMU') one couldn't be better. Everything included splash was so powerful!

This is a golden trout. I saw it in Freshwater Aquarium, and it was first time to see for me. I didn't know it was fish of California.(Cutthroat is Idaho's fish by the way)

I wish I have a chance to fish the golden trout.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

La Jolla again

We visit places where my wife lived in her high school days for a year. For example, apartment, high school, restaurant etc.She seemed to be very pleased with this visit.

After that, we went back to La Jolla, and took a walk around downtown. Fortunately there is Christmas parade, so we had a good time.

We also enjoyed sunset in La Jolla sea shore. It was so beautiful.

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo was just like nature forest in itself. It was fun enough by taking a walk.

Although we used guide bus first, it might not be necessary looking back now.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Move to La Jolla by car

We moved to La Jolla(San Diego) by car today. It took about 2hours(not so long time). In the evening we took awalk around the La Jolla coast. And, we found nature seals on the rock. I was surprised by abundance of its nature.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Anaheim Disney

My daughter seemed to be very impressed with TIGGER, because she liked him very much.

She also seemed to me to be deeply moved by Christmas parade. My wife and I were satisfied with her smile.