|The Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari|
When I go fly fishing I generally only like to fish flies that I have tied myself. There is a certain extra sense of satisfaction I get from knowing that a fish brought to hand was done so with a fly I tied. However, every once in a while I see a fly that I would like to fish and I propose a "mini swap" with the creator of the interesting fly. A few weeks ago I saw just such a fly. The Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari is the creation of Ashley Valentine of LearnTenkara.com. Ashley (generously) offered to send anyone some of her flies to try out and give their feedback. I immediately proposed a mini-swap and Ashley and I exchanged some flies. This past weekend was my first opportunity to go fishing since receiving them.
With my 11' Iwana in hand and only a some Punk Rock's and some of my own Royal Sakasa Kebari's I hit the trail to have a little outdoor enjoyment. The effects of Hurricane Irene are still plainly visible along many streams in the Hudson Valley and after last weeks "adventure" in the Adirondacks I wonder if I was going to have similar luck. After a few casts....nothing was biting so I moved onto the next pool. This was repeated several times and I began to think "come on! not again!" Then I felt the first little tug and my attitude changed. Within a few minutes I had my first brookie.
|First Brookie on a PRSK|
|I love catching these guys!|
|Alina and Bella enjoying some hot apple cider donuts at the orchard|