Thursday, March 31, 2011

OSHINO kept silence

 Fishing Time; 10:30- 14:30   Weather: Sunny, sometimes cloudy. Still cold.
Hooked: 7,  Caught: 0 ( in other words "SKUNKED", missed some wonderful YAMAME trouts...)
Hatch: poor but some OKUMA were seen
Hit Fly: #20 baetis parachute, #14 OKUMA parachute, #26-32 midge pupa
Only ENAGA, Long-tailed Tit consoled me. Thanks.

10th anniversary

Thank you for being with me for ten years, honey.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

KANOGAWA main stream

Found some rises here though,
it was unstable and difficult for me.
 I guess most of fly fishermen are hesitating to go fishing now. And It was same to me. Still I don't have any justifiable reason to do though, I'd gone for fishing today.

Okuma-madara mayfly's dun(male),
first time to see at KANOGAWA

 female dun

Could catch two fishes at upper section. And missed several good strikes there...

Many HIRATA mayflies are popping out now.
Especially in the evening.
In the evening,many white HIRATA duns were seen on the surface, and several spotty rises also. I thought I got it. But it was still mysterious evening for me this time again.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Usual peaceful day

We found the TSUKUSHI just in front of our house.Looked like something strong.

Now she is good unicycle rider.

She took a nap in the baby carrier.We all family had to thank for having usual peaceful day.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Visited KIKUGAWA after long interval

She helped her grandma
 to harvest the broccoli sprouts. 
The flower of a potherb mustard, MIZUNA.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Arrangement of the storeroom

I did arrange the stuffs in our storeroom today, especially for the emergency items.

Still TV reports the sad news about the earthquake and TSUNAMI disaster of the northeast region in Japan. We should get over it together now.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The intensity of 4 earthquake

on the Japanese seven-stage seismic scale, which we had here in MISHIMA about one hour before. We all are safe now.
So I added the parts which should prevent the bookshelf's falling down. I hope we won't have such a big one as it works.

First deliberate power cut

was scheduled yesterday though, it was not done. And today was the first one for us. It started 19:00 when I got home, and ended 21:00.
It was only two hours, but we had a new understanding of our blessed environment. And we found that we could minimize our usual power consumption more. It must be good experience for our kids. 

One evening

Strong AMAGO trout

The sun is going down
Beautiful back side

I like this side too

3 days have passed,

since the largest earthquake and the death wave attacked the Tohoku region. We still can't believe the terrible TV pictures. May the souls of the victims rest in peace.

The intentional power saving has started today here we live in. We should be patient with some inconveniences as much as we can. Please don't lose your hope, the sufferers.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

HATSUTSURI; Got started

 Today was my opening day of this fishing season though, I had strict time limit. For older daughter's skating, had to drop her at NUMAZU station by 8:30 and pick her up by 15:30. But this morning, there was very bad traffic jam for the construction work. So I decided to take a shortcut because I thought we'll be late. It seemed to be wrong decision. At the narrow alley, I scraped my cherish car against a wall. Bad start, Lance. It was very difficult to erase it completely in my memory...

No rise at first hole.

Famous hole had fishermen waiting the rise.
I didn't want to join them. I liked calmer place.


This hole was also busy.

NOSURI; Common Buzzard

UGUISU, Japanese Bush Warbler was busy for singing.

I found calm pool and waited some rises. But the river kept silent.
On the way to the parking place,
the UME blossoms were beautiful.

This crane fly pattern looked like good on the water surface. But fish wasn't interested in it today.

So I said good-bye to KANOGAWA main stream, and visited one of its branches.
And could catch the first fish of this season. Thanks, god.
Small but precious AMAGO trout for me today
By the way, I am suffering with bad running nose now because of hay fever. Poor Lance...

Friday, March 04, 2011

Without hesitation again


New reel for new rod! I'm just an impulse buyer now. Let's check all fly gear and make arrangements for tomorrow's fishing, Lance.

Image Training

Wonderful evening at Henry's Fork, Friday July 20, 2007 (taken by kawkoi-san) 
Casually, I looked back on my crazy fly fishing days in US. And found this pic after very long time. Again, I was surprised by the number of mayfly's spinner! Please give me a good luck this weekend, god.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Without hesitation

Got this new rod for this fishing season! Likely it has two different type of tips. So far, I'm going to use the fast tapered one for KANOGAWA main stream, and the medium fast tapered one for OSHINO.

Anyway, can't wait this weekend!