High Park Fire

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autumn Carp Fly Fishing

Hit up a local pond for so autumn carp fly fishing.  This is my first fall specifically targeting carp on the fly.  There was more water in the pond since I fished two months ago with my mother-in-law.   I was surprised with how many tailing carp where just a few feet from the bank.  For some reason I had it in my head that the carp would be staging off shore and not interested in feeding, glad I was wrong.
Overall I hooked up with 4 medium size grass carp and landed 3 of them.

This guy was the best take of the entire day.  I cast past him and stripped my orange and black Zimmermans Backstabber slowly toward his head.  I witnessed the carp stop, turn on his side and bury his head into the silt as he inhaled the fly!  A gentile tug on my Sage TCX and zing! went my reel.  Oh how I love that sound.

 A huge frog sitting on the bank.
The smallest carp of the day.  Still a great fight though.
Get out there now! Fall Carp fly fishing is on fire.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

A week and a half spent on Maui, Hi.

Jocelyn and I went for a trip to Maui, Hi. this past month.  This trip really was a combo trip, honeymoon, birthday trip and wedding anniversary all wrapped into one.  Jocelyn and I really didnt take a honeymoon so our trip together was special.

For several weeks before the trip I was taking private photography lessons with Skippy at:


I really feel that with his help I have made some progression with my photography, but I am always looking to learn more.

Enclosed are several of the pictures from our trip and I hope you enjoy the view.  Now back to some fly fishing!

 Wasabu,  sticky rice with Spam.  Love the stuff, get it a a 7-11 or in Foodtown.  Just 99 cents, easily the cheapest food on the island but so worth it.
 Jocelyn took this one on one of our daily walks along the beach. Behind me is the Mana Kai Maui condo's where we stayed.

Haleakala National Park
This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place - renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry.

 The green avocado looking fuit is called Pineapple Gauva.  A bit bitter at first but the middle is delicious.

Flowers flowers everywhere.  Such variety and the scent of flowers everywhere we went. Wish we could bottle the scent up and take it home.

 One of the best snorkel sites on the island.   Mokapu and Ulua are two beaches separated by a nice little snorkel point. This is a nice place for the family, especially if you are staying in the Wailea area.

 We took a helicopter ride around the entire island.  This is the best way to really see all there is to see on Maui.  Just incredible!