Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gathering Fallen Red Leaves

It was so nice weather today. So we went to Mt.KANUKI(small mountain) to gather Red leaves.

She was glad to be there, because she had something to make it with them.

This is one of her works. So nice, isn't it?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Only two...; 2nd trip to TENRYU

It is a kind of unusual for me to go fishing on weekend.

Weather was so beautiful today.

Since usual hole was so crowded, I went AYUTSURI hole as book-san's advise. It was new one to me.

Still FUTABAKOKAGEROU mayfly was main drifter there also. This is DD, drawn dun. But there was no rise, so my dry fly had no chance to be used...

Yellow partridge gave me first luck today also. He was not huge, but had handsome face.

After that I moved up to usual hole again, and missed one fish, caught small one by indicator fishing.

That's it for today. I hope another chance to be there would come to me soon...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New ornament of this year

During my absence for business trip, my wife and daughter decorated Christmas tree with ornaments.

This panda is new one of this year, which was made by my daughter and me in her kindergarten's event this autumn. Its material seemed to be clay of wood, so should be nature friendly one.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Something Yellow Part2

I'm not sure this hair wing dun looks like FUTABAKOKAGEROU mayfly or not for fish. But I like it and hope it works.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Something Yellow

Based on new findings in last fishing trip, tonight's tying theme was 'something yellow'.

I forgot to write in the previous article, but the crane fly(GAGANBO) was also seen at TENRYU River last time. And according to book-san's fishing report today, there was likely good reaction for GAGANBO dry fly. It must be good news, so I'm looking forward to next trip.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wet is hot now; 1st trip to TENRYU river this year

For several reasons, I took a day off and headed for TENRYU River C&R section today.

It was so sunny and warm day today.

My yellow and partridge wet fly #16 gave me first luck. It was my first one by wet fly.

Several kinds of shucks were dominate in its stomach.

This small yellow mayfly's hatch (I guess FUTABAKOKAGEROU's female dun) was seen there. And it number got increased in the evening.

2nd one was caught by same pattern. Maybe its body color yellow matched dun's color.

It was first time for me to catch OIKAWA fish(Japanese native fish) by fly!

3rd one was small, but caught by Quill Gordon wet fly! It was definitely fun to catch the fish by my hand made fly.

And my most favorite wet fly Professor #8 gave me the last one!

Overall, fish size itself was smaller(around 14inches/36cm) than last year though, I had good time with my first wet fly fishing today.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Japanese Salmon; Report from my friends

This year, I planned to go Salmon fishing with my friends, and we applied for KIDOGAWA River Salmon fishing. But only two of us, curryman and O got a right to be there. So we three could only see them off...

But they did good job, got 11 salmons per day! Congratulations!!

We had a party to celebrate it today at curryman's house. They were so delicious!!

I can't wait next year anyway, please give me a luck!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Harvesting Rice

In her kindergarten, there is parents' association. As one of its activities, 'Harvesting Rice' was took place today.

Even it was raining lightly from morning, many parents joined it.

About her, she reaped rice well with a sickle.

I think this experience helps her to know Japanese traditional dietary culture.


This fly 'Professor' has been one of my most favorite flies, since I saw it in a fly fishing magazine long time ago. Especially I like its color balance very much.

I tried to tie it first time today, but had a difficulty to shape its wing because of Mallard Duck material's less stiffness.

I would like to keep tying this pattern for my progress.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Quill Gordon Wet

My tying fever seems to be turned on completely.

To tie Quill Gordon Wet, Wood Duck material is necessary. Since it costs expensive, I tried Light Cahill dry fly also to share the same Wood Duck material.

But this time, it should be called 'Ugly Cahill', needed more practice...

About Quill Gordon Wet fly, it was a little difficult to strip peacock feather as body material. I thought I was almost satisfied with the right one, but found the problem about body tying...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Just for change, I tied this wet pattern tonight. This color of turkey biot body is my favorite.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Silver March Brown; my first try for it

After 2.5months interval, Silver March Brown wet fly was my first tying theme.

Because of its simpleness, it was so difficult to keep each material's balance, especially for small hook size like #12,14.

They are not in perfect shape yet, but I hope they work fine in near future.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

FUJI Speedway

It was first time to be there, FUJI Speedway for us. Our purpose was to see my bike friends participating road bike race and cheer them up.

She were rooting for them a lot. I was not sure the reason why she needed a stone for it.

After that, she did practice to ride her bike by herself without supporting wheels. Getting better surely.

It sounds great if we took in same bike race near future.