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Lots more photos of my trekking around the South/ Western portion of the Great Basin…with the “Evil Spawn”…

Ally finds something black and shiny while groovin’ on Pearl Jam…

Ally, leaning on the ONLY post over 5′ high in Deep Springs Valley…while looking for more black and shiny objects…

Cocktail onions skewered on a BENCHMADE…near Tinemaha Res. on a VERY COLD day…

Air Soft exploration…somewhere DESERTY…right…

BHP Squirt gun replica somewhere in the Sierra Nevada foothills…

Sunrise on the Owens…

Chipmunk rounds like.223 blow around – .308, Lake City Match…just don’t…

Mono Lake, coming down from Bridgeport, CA on black ice

Ally. stumbling around the desert near LP looking for something…Another, cold, windy, wet and overcast day that Dad drags Ally out to look for “stuff” in the Owens Valley…

Michael, strippin’ a streamer on a very cold day on the Owens River…

“Take is slow Son, there are some BIG GUYS in here!”….

South of Bridgeport, CA…first snow of Fall…

Ally in the White Mountains looking South down the Owens Valley…

Hogback Creek…

B.R.A.S.S. – ALLY!!!…

Twilight on the Owens River, below 5 Bridges…

Michael working a pair of nymphs on the Owens River…

More nice water on the Owens River…

Michael takes a break in the Wild Trout section of the Owens River…

The “MOO” with a nice typical Owens River TROUT…

Angelo, getting ready to bury something on the Owens River…

Angelo takes a break…

Mr. BROWN posing for a very brief moment…

NEXT: Michael and Aimee engagement party (beach blow out) 6.6.10…

PT/TB

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I say retro because it takes me back to the old “Lord’s of the Fly” Fly Shop that was located on Wilshire Blvd. in West LA, back in the early 1980’s, and was run by a pair of brothers, one of whom, now manages the Orvis Shop in Pasadena,CA. This Caddis Fly pattern, which I discovered there, has accounted for many selective fish on still and moving waters for me – throughout the West. I have taken many Trout on this pattern on the Madison River and Stillwater River in Montana in the evenings.

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This place…

First some photos, then the recipe…

Tan Crippled Caddis

Chartreuse Crippled Caddis

Olive Crippled Caddis

Olive Crippled Caddis (top view)


*SPINNING DEER HAIR HEADS*


HOOK: TMC 100, Daiichi 1100, #14-#18

THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer, Black, Olive or Tan

TAIL/SHUCK: Marabou (appropriate color) or CLEAR Antron

ABDOMEN: Fly-Rite, extra fine Poly Dubbing

#16 BCS 21 Chartreuse

#3 BCS 30 Olive

#19 BCS 91/95 Tan

RIB:  (Optional) Largutan fine gold

UNDERWING: (Optional) 3 strands of pearl Midge Flash, cut short

OUTRIGGER WINGS: Grizzly Tips or Web Wing (appropriate shade) cut to shape

WING: Coastal Deer Hair / Dark Tips

HEAD: Deer Hair, compacted and clipped to bullet shape

This new hook from TMC ( TMC 212Y ) might be an interesting add to this pattern:

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Specifically designed for very selective trout like Japanese Yamame. (‘Y’ in the model name stands for Yamame as well as on TMC102Y.) The latest curved shank hook with a very wide gape for dry flies hanging on the surface. Good for floating nymphs, emergers and hanging parachutes.
Dry Fly, D/E, 4XS, 5XW, Forged, Black Nickel.
Size: #11-23

I fish this pattern dead drift and twitched or swung and twitched with the rod tip. Up at elevation, on Little Virginia Lake, this fly kills in the evening when shadow hits the lake’s surface…

Hmmmm…Michael might be getting ready for the MOTHER’S DAY HATCH…

Thanks for the new HEADER PHOTO son!!!

I will be doing an SBS on this pattern which will appear on another BLOG…the link information may be found HERE: 5.26.2013

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PT/TB


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Three things are on my wish list, well… the one I am writing up for Santa:

1. I’d like a trip up and over here to look for little black, pointy thingees with Ally….

That’s ANGELO, playing with a pine cone in the snow, just off the main road in the White Mountains that leads from Big Pine into Deep Springs Valley. – one of the places I really love to visit in Winter when a melting fresh snow exposes obsidian on the ground…

2. Something on the order of a 10′, 4Wt,, BII-MX from this place in Twin Bridges, MT…

3. And, finally, a trip up to this water to use that new rod – this coming year…

The Stillwater River,MT at Moraine, a wonderful place to try out a new nymphing rod in late May – before the runoff starts…

Hmmmm…Either one of these might be good possibilities to wind up on the end of my tippet there…

HULA PRINCESS…

ICE DUB (and SLF PRISM) Weevil

For those of ya’ who might be contemplating tying up some new attractor patterns, check out Pop’s Custom Ties at LET IT FLY in Pagosa Springs, CO…Nice!!!


YO’, SANTA, ya’ listening???

PT/TB

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I am putting up some photos of points made from obsidian, jasper and chert. These are arrowheads, darts and spear points that I found with Michael and Ally throughout the Southern Sierras, Owens Valley, Saline Valley, Eureka Valley and Deep Springs Valley. They will be up when the sun is shining ( It is shining NOW)…I like to use available light for my photography…

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Rock Art, Southern Sierras, near Walker Pass, 1984…

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Michael, 100 Meters to the right of the Rock Art, but, He ain’t talkin’, 1987…

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These are SOME that we have found, I keep the broken pieces that are interesting…

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These Obsidian points were used for larger game animals…

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Ally, ready to spread the barbed wire to visit a favorite spot…

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Bird and Rabbit points…the kids found a lot of these (closer to the ground)…

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Jasper points, exceptionally hard to find…they are a rarity in the Owens Valley…

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These are Obsidian points that are very old, the stone is not as clear ( sandblasted) as more recent points and the style is different…

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I found this Obsidian point stuck in dried mud, on it’s side ( are you hearing me Dean?) in a little lake bed near…

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This is a point made from Chert, it is the ONLY one I have found in the “O” Valley & I been lookin’ since 1952…possibly traded from another area?…

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Another, large, older obsidian point. Found many this shape and size in an area that is now covered with water near Big Pine, CA…

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My Brother Greg, has quite a few more that both of us found when we were kids… I’ll see if he will send me some photos.and I’ll add some stories like the time we went to Eureka Valley back in ’57 when there were NO ROADS into the big dune at the end of the Valley…It was also possible to pick up “live” 20mm canon rounds on the ground…

These are some photos of artifacts and points I took with Ally at the Eastern California Museum in Independence, CA, yesterday – 9.03.2011 to include here:

p1040203Some points that Ally and I found …11. 2012…

owens-ally-arr-1…and more…3.2013…

PT/TB

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Here are some photos I found while waiting for my brother and Ally to get me the other ones I’m waiting for. They cover a lot of years , a lot of winter activities we pursue- photography, exploring, arrowhead hunting, target shooting and a lot of territory. AND, in no particular order…


Ally Barker, Sierra Nevada Mtns in background, Winter, 2002…

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The White Mountains in winter, 2002…

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A small, Owens River Brown…

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Red Lake, Above Little Virginia Lake, Bridgeport, CA…

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Alabama Hills, above Lone Pine, CA…

jean-aspenJean Marie Hon, Aspen, CO, 1978….

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Ally and two of her friends, Owens River…

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Ally and Angelo. below 5 Bridges, Owens River…Fall. 2003

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Ally and her obsidian flipper, Owens Valley…Winter 2004

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Ally, Bushmaster & ACOG, another favorite Winter pastime, outthere….somewhere…

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Ally, goofin’ off…

ally-mulinAlly, mulin’ for the fellas on the Owens River…

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Ally, being shot by Michael while being shot by Jean Marie, Victoria BC, Canada…

ally-white-mountainsAlly and Angelo in the White Mountains, East side of the Owens Valley…WINTER

arrowheadHmmmm….What could this be?

below-5-bridgesAlong the Owens River….

bridgeport-slushWalker River road slush….Bridgeport, CA…

coke-can-on-owensCoke can on the Owens River…

dad-chimney-peakChimney Peak Varmint hunter, S&W Mdl: 66….

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Urban assualt vehicle, 1978. Frying Pan River, CO….

deep-springs-valley-winterDeep Springs Valley, Winter….really cold!!!!

deep-springs-winterMore Deep Springs Valley – in Winter-…

fire-chimney-peakCamp at Chimey Peak, 1983…

hog-back-duskHog Back Creek at dusk, looking into the Sierras….Winter 2005

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Looking into the Owens Valley, Northward from a rise above….

jean-cindy-aspenJMH and Cindy looking down the Roaring Fork Valley, 1981…

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One of my favorite spots in the Owens Valley…Winter 2007

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Michael below 5 bridges, Owens River….

mike-casting-5-bridgesMichael casting into a tailout on the Owens River…big Brown here…

mike-chimney-peakMichael, S&W Mdl: 586, Chimney Peak…

mike-deep-springsMichael, Deep Springs Valley…Winter 2003

mike-lp-sandtrapMichael, Fly and Bubble, sandtrap Lone Pine Creek…

mike-owens-fallMichael, casting up a run, Owens River, Fall…

mike-owens-truckMichael rigging up at the wild trout section, Owens River, Winter,2004…

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Michael working through a run, Owens River…

mike-tule-riverMichael, North Fork of the Tule River…

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Michael, ripping a streamer with his Winston WT on the Lower “O”…

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Michael, freezing on the Owens River in January. 2004…

owens-brownTime to go….Mr. Brown, Owens River…

owens-elkTule Elk crossing a ridge, Owens Valley, Winter

owens-rain-dadPT in a freezing rain on the wild trout section, Owens River – WINTER..,

owens-rainbowA nice, but small, Owens Rainbow…

owens-little-lakeDesert location outside of Lone Pine, CA

frying-pan-fishA nice and BIG, Rainbow from the Frying Pan, CO…

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Some stories and photos of days in 1978-1979 when JMH and I looked for arrowheads in the Owens Valley and I found time to chase Chukkar up (and down) lava mounds East of Tinemaha Res….

Tinemaha Reservoir

…and, today (10-22-08), I discovered that I will be receiving some Gamakatsu Executive Series Hooks….so, some of my favorite EMERGER patterns will soon be tied up on them and shown here… also, below are two of my favorite leader and tippet materials…and how the kids learned to wade ( jump in!!!)…

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Jean Marie Hon, Little Dry Lake, Lone Pine, CA 1978 ( Winchester Mdl. 63 )

Owens Valley in winter…

Owens Valley looking North

The Owens Valley, looking North…Deep Springs Valley is the crater in the upper right hand corner (above)…

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Michael, Deep Springs Valley, CA…looking for stuff made from obsidian, 2003

Deep Springs Valley, CA ( a lot of room for Michael and Ally to walk around in)…

Enrico Puglisi PowerFull tippet material

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Emeger, Barbless.
COLOR
25
Pack
100
Pack
NS Black
18 – 12
18 – 12
R10-BN, Retainer Bend Barbless
Multi-use. Unique Bend hold fish firm.
COLOR
25
Pack
100
Pack
Black
20 – 10
20 – 10

GAMA R10-B HOOKS

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SKU: 2014_277
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C12-BM, Large Eye Midge, NS Black

Thanks to Arizona Bruce at the Northern California Fly Fishing Board for reminding me of these. They save lots of money on leaders and tippets. He uses a Pitzen knot to attach the ring…

I also like these Shock Gum Connectors which are made by Roman Moser and available through Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT…

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If your hands are like mine….

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Ally & Michael, Lone Pine Creek

PT/TB

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Here they are…DOGS COUNT TOO!!!

Michael and Ally at the TOP of the WORLD…Saline Valley…

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Children of dune…Saline Valley…

Michael and a person with their tongue sticking out…at Trumbull Lake, Bridgeport, CA…

Ally gives shooting instructions to my mentor, Sal A. (guess she wants to do some writing…like I have to do)

Ally at the campsite with Angelo, Hogback Creek, 2002 Winter

This was a GREAT steakhouse that burned to the ground in 1993 on Hwy. 178 between Ridgecrest and Kernville. I tipped more than enough here before…Sal got a hold of me…

PT and Allo on the Madison, 2001, photo by Michael

Ally getting whacked by hailstones on the East Walker, August 2000

Michael and Ally DEEP in the VALLEY of the ” Aliens “…April 2001

Angelo,bookin’ it after a strange encounter…2002, January

Down the Wabbit HOLE….

Angelo, playin’ with pinecone, White Mtns., Jan. 2002

Big Pine Creek, Fall, 1999

Pond…off Big Pine Creek

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Michael, Jack Flat, North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River…1987

He ate a BWO…Spring 2007

…and he ate a Bat Wing Baetis, Lower “O”, spring 2007…

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Ally in Bouquet Canyon…

This place has a spiritual nature… Winter, 2003

…maybe the people who left this grinding stone could explain…

Another time, another place…

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Michael, Charlie’s Butte, spring 1986

Michael, East Walker River, July, 2003

Michael, below the dam, East Walker River, August, 2003

Michael, North Fork of Middle Fork of Tule River, June 2002

Mr. Newt…NF Tule, 2002

Nice waterfall & pool on the Tule, June 2002

Wild Trout section, Owens River, December 2002

…and below 5 Bridges….

Upper Owens River, May, 2003

Nad & Pop, Hot Creek, 1976

Tule River, may 2004

Owens River, Fall 2001

Snow in the Owens Valley, 2003

Road to the highest weather station in the U.S., White Mtns., 2002

Ally, at her favorite eatery in the VALLEY – Lala, 2009…

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