Wednesday, February 28, 2007

First One at South Fork of Clearwater

I had a chance to go the South Fork of Clearwater again. On the way, I dropped in the Little Samon River again, but no luck for this time.

So I arrived SFOC around eleven o'clock in the morning.

At the first hole, which I thought one of better holes through previous trip's experience, I had a luck. I couldn't believe it was Steel's take at first!

He surely bit my nymph!

Though his size(26inches/66cm) might be under average in this river, I was really satisfied with his tug and beauty. He was so healthy one.

I think I liked this river by its flow and water color, only exception is its location(close to 5 hours is too far!).
By the way, I felt my double haul casting technique was getting better.

Monday, February 26, 2007

French Toast

I took care of my daughter until about 3 o'clock.

I asked her 'What do you wanna eat for lunch?'. She said'French Toast!'. 'F,French Toast?' I was embarrassed a little bit, but I decided to try it for the first time.

I think I could make it not badly, just following my wife's example.

She said 'I liked it, Daddy'. I was pleased to hear it, needless to say.

By the way, she's begun to practice fly casting recently.

It is a kind of fun to have a time together like this.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

President Day's Native

Last weekend we spent a day together on Saturday, and I did 'Honey Do' on Sunday. So I've gone for fly fishing on Moday, President Day's holiday.

I decided to go the South Fork of Clearwater as a destination for Steelhead. And I checked the Little Salmon River on the way.

I could catch one in an hour morning. She was a small as Steelhead(23inches/59cm), but was definitely native one, a kind of lucky.

I left this river around Riggins about ten o'clock, and arrived the South Fork of Clearwater River around eleven.

It was my first time to try there except ice watching. It showed moderate flow and water color.

Although I got two white fish, no Steelhead there.
I think I need to try again.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Valentine Day

As I expected, I spent terrible busy days this week. So I could have a time with my family only during breakfast...

But on Valentine Day, I barely managed to see them just before their going to bed.

I gave my wife some roses with funny vase, and yammy chocolate to my daughter. She seemed to make some flower for my wife.

And for me, such a cute card!
I heard she made it at her pre-school.

I surely was given unmeasured power. I felt I should do my best for everything.

Thank you, my sweetie.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Muddy Wallowa

We family all'd suffered from a kind of cold for two weeks. So I had no chance to go fishing.

But I had a chance to go Wallowa River after long silence. As soon as I arrived there, I was so surprised. There was no ice, and it colored so much , in other word, just muddy. I also noticed a difference of the amount of flowing water. We had much smaller at last year's trip.

I had no way except to give it up... I'm wondering where should I go next.