Monday, April 23, 2012

LaChute River

I'm out of town for the Week for work, I'm up In Fort Ti, NY  there are so many places to fish around the area, So after work a co-worker and my self set out to this local River full of Dams, and Water Falls, The town uses the river to Create Electricity, But there are a lot of Different species of fish in the river,

We hit some deep slow moving pools with No luck, i hit a long stretch of calm water and threw a Dry and boom and nice size Rainbows Hammers it!!  It put a nice Smile on my Face, we moved up stream a little ways and hit a fast moving deep hole at the bottom of a Waterfall. I tie on a Silly Legged nymph.And with in 5 cast I landed another rainbow, so I said to my self there gotta be more in this hole, so I kept casting and Casting and after a while i figured where I had to through it, I landed a Total of 4 Rainbows, my Co worker Landed 3,

All in all a great night on the water

Here is the Porn,

Tight Lines!!!

An Outing with Mr. Cohen

So Sunday I got up and got already to go Load up my yak and hit a new lake with My Buddy Pat Cohen and his step dad, But as I was getting ready I look out to see Rain Ugh, this don't look good i said to my self. So i Walk over to my Garage with all my gear ready, and Pat shows up and we both kinda Look at each other and said Well what do you think? So I said well we either are going to catch a fish or catch a cold, so we chatted for a bit and still trying to decide if the rain was going to stop, at that time we Both pull of are Fancy Cell phones, and we are looking at the weather and downloading Weather Radar Apps, LOL,  and It looked to have seem to stop raining,

We said well lets give it a min and see what happens, we looked at the Radar and it showed clear, but a storm moving in, so as were bullshitting in the Garage, Pat shows me his Wide Collection of old Vintage Glass rods and MADE in the USA Reels,  it was a great collection and i soon to have more vintage Rods in my Collection too, so have 20 Min's or so we decided to hit the Local Reservoir for some Perch and Pan Fishing,

We grab our gear, grab a hot Coffee and a way we were, get are gear rigged up, walked up to the water, seconded cast in of mine I hooked a Small Mouth On an olive Woolly Bugger that i tied,  soon after Pat hooks into a Smallie also,

After that it was Tuff Catching Fish, i believe the Perch had Spawned and wanted nothing to do with us, we did get a few to bite and Landed, also even the Blue gills were not liking us, So we fished for couple hours, then the Rain and wind came back, and we were already Being Babies Because we were Soaked to our feet are are hands were numb,  So we called it a day, and set off for home to a Hot Shower and a Cup of Coffee,,

Enjoy the Porn

Tight Lines!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

My New Tattoo

So i have been throwing around ideas for a new Tattoo, so i contacted my Friend Pat Cohen, and told him what I been thinking of and he said no problem i draw something up.

So a week went by and i went in for my Appointment, to find him drawing up my tat, he said he had looked and looked and could not find anything that caught his eye. Till he happen to look on his Coffee table and there Sat the The Drake, and the Perfect Silhouette of a Fly Fishermen Casting and it fit perfect, he added some line and some shading and Background and here is the Finished Tat!!!

I'm Stoked to be able to Show off my Passion of Fly-fishing!!!!! I'm Already Thinking of the next one!!!

April 20 2012

Finally after Weeks of trying to get A Trout on the end of My line. I finally fooled a little rainbow to bite my fly, It put a Smile on my face!! was the only trout of the day but one fish a day Keeps a Fishermen happy!!

Here the Porn!!

Tight Lines!!!!!

April 18 2012

I hit a Little Creek action After work today on my way home. Felt Good to Chuck a Line after a Stress Full on the Rail road, Got a couple good hours in before it got to dark. I hooked and Landed a few Hog Small mouths, biggest was 17inch and smallest was around 13inch, also got a couple Rock bass, glade to see our Home Town creek is back to normal after the Floods we had this past year that Wiped out Towns and Homes, Business, and Historic Sites,

Here is the Porn!!

Tight Lines!!!!!!!

Friday the 13th!

So a couple of co-workers and my self set out for the day on a little fishing trip to a local pond, my one friend had never fished before. So we set him up with Worm and Bobber  and he went to town, He caught a hand full of Pickerel and some nice Perch, Our other friend i think was having an Off day. He did manage to hook in to a monster bass, but he got the bass to the boat and it Straining his Hook and off it went, My self being the only Fly Rodder in the boat i did very will i Managed a 21 inch Pickerel along with about 10 other good size ones  also got a nice perch and few Crappies and some hog Blue Gills,   enjoy the Porn!

Tight Lines!!!!!

River Hunter Flies Owner Stephen Prunier Interview

Q & A with River Hunter Flies Owner Stephen Prunier

I asked a Good friend of mine Stephen Prunier to do a Little Q&A for my Blog about his Business of Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

How did you get into Fishing? 
Like a lot of others, my Dad introduced me to fishing at a young age.

When did you start Fly Fishing? 
My first time fly fishing was 25 years ago. I spent ice-out weekend trolling for Salmon and Lake Trout on Moosehead Lake, in Greenville ME. I also started learning how to cast from shore. I loved it, but it was several more years until I became committed to Fly Fishing only. Like a lot of people I didn’t know you could fly fish for “All Species” so I continued using my spinning gear until 10 years ago when I gave it all to my brother.

What's a little Back ground on your self?
Let’s see. I have always been creative in everything I do. I have been, or still enjoy being, a Musician (guitarist) a Chef, Fine Art Photographer (still) Carpenter, and I worked with my late Father at his Consulting Business. I kind of march to the beat of my own drum, so mostly I have been self-employed. I currently operate River Hunter Flies, which is where, I sell my Flies, and offer Fly Fishing & Tying Lessons. I also have my Photography businesses. I have lived along the Coastline of Massachusetts North Shore for all of my life. I also spend time in Myrtle Beach SC, were I have family, and look forward to fishing that area too! For me, it’s always been about enjoying what I do .I found “What I Love To Do” when I started River Hunter Flies ( just over two years ago. It’s not an easy way to make a living. But it makes me happy!
What and when did you tie your first fly?
The first fly I ever tied was a Hare’s Ear Nymph. About eight years ago I purchased a cheap (cheap) streamside tying vice kit. You know, the ones you see in the catalogs for twenty dollars! At the same time I bought two of the Fly-Rite kits for the HE and the Prince Nymph. Within 24 hours I had a new Griffin Vice. I now use a Renzetti Rotary Model. I haven’t stopped tying since!

What made you decide to start your fly Business?

I found that I love Creating, and Tying Flies, and it goes back to my “enjoying what I do” philosophy. I have always loved being outdoors, whether it’s fly fishing or looking for things to photograph. Originally I wanted it to be a Guide/Fly Tier Business. But it has become more Tying and Lessons. The Guiding end of it will come in time. The reason for starting River Hunter Flies was, at the time, I was still running my Carpentry Business and tying was going to be part time. Then the economy tanked and the EPA added all these new rules and regulations making the new venture more appealing. So I stopped the carpentry and I now put all my efforts into running River Hunter Flies full time.

Who inspired you to tie flies and start fly fishing if any?
To many to name, but a few would be Bud Guidry, Chris Del Plato, Dick Talleur, Al & Gretchen Beatty, Ray Bergman. Charlie Craven &, Pat Cohen are a couple young tiers that impress me. There are just to many for me to list.

What is your favorite fly?

I would say I love the old “Classic Streamers, Wet Flies” But any fly in my vice is a good fly to me!

What is your most memorable fish you have landed? 
It wasn’t caught on a fly rod but twenty years ago I was fishing with an ultra light spinning setup with 4lb test. I landed a 20lb Carp! It smoked the reels drag and it was done after that fish.

If you could fish anywhere in the world where would it be
Don’t really know. I don’t think that far ahead. To me any place to fish is usually good enough. I don’t like a lot of wind so that rules out a lot of places! Maybe chase Atlantic Salmon in Canada?

What's your favorite fish to target?
I know it sounds dumb but it’s whatever fish I’m targeting at that moment. If I had to chose just one I would have to say I love Smallies, Then Trout, & saltwater. 

Please Take the Time to Check out Stephen and His Work at

Thank you Stephen For taking the time to Answer my Questions

Tight Lines!!