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So for her Birthday, Ally Nick and HERO headed up to the Eastern Sierras to camp overnight and to wander in some desert locations looking for black, shiny obsidian thingees…here is a record of that experience…

HERO…”Are we there yet ??? “…

Ally & Hero  at Red Rock Canyon State Park…North of Mojave on Hwy. 14 on the way to Lone Pine…

Interesting formations…

Some of the “Flash Gordon” film serial was shot here in 1940…

Ally & HERO looking for the “Rock Men”

Looking for a campsite in the Alabama Hills above Lone Pine, CA…

Sunrise for HERO with Mt. Whitney in the background…

Checking out the local scenery…

Wait…there’s Ally’s  G -Ma making a movie ( “Rawhide” 1950)…

This has become a very popular spot to visit…

Mom with Tyrone Power, in a burial scene from Rawhide – shot in this area…

Another view, looking North along the Sierra Range…

Out in the middle of nowhere on the way to Goose Lake…Ally’s friends in the road…

Goose Lake…looking North…

Another view…

 

A bit to the South…we have been coming here a looking for a very long time ( early 50’s)…

Looking for Charlie’s Butte….

Gotta’ pay attention when I take you there – Ally !!!…

Not too shabby !!! …

They will join these…

On the return, Owens Lake at Olancha at dusk…

 

NEXT: Preppin’ for MONTANA…

 

 

PT/TB

 

 

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Someone, whom I consider to be one of my life teachers, once said to me, “Don’t ever forget who brought you to the dance.”

My Mom, SUSAN HAYWARD, June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975

All your guys have not forgotten…

PT/TB

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I was just wondering if all the great ones, who have preceded the current crop, get together tonight and reflect upon the performances of this year’s nominees…

HEAVEN

Now THAT, would be an OSCAR PARTY…I would love to attend !!!

PT/TB

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I was going through some photographs that Ally and I collected when we made the trek to the storage unit … I don’t think that anyone has ever seen these. Some are very interesting and bring back a lot of memories. For those of you who survived the 60’s and 70’s, “I’m Your Captain”, is germane…

My Mother when she was about nineteen. This was from a photo shoot for a certain very popular peppermint candy  …around 1937, when she was doing modeling jobs in NYC…

Again, about the same time, 1937, posing with skis in Central Park, NYC…I see a lot of her in both my daughters…

On the back lot at 20th. Century Fox…being dragged around by Mom and Dad …”ENOUGH with the publicity photos…!!!”….

XMAS and visiting the fat guy in the red suit, on the roof with real reindeer, at the Tail O’ the Cock Restaurant on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA…I’m interested in the fat guy, my brother wants his bell…

The Tail O’ the Cock…torn down for a mall…

My Mother’s birthday on the set (location), St. George, Utah 1955…the big guy in the middle is kinda’ obvious…

My Mother’s “shrimper”, the O’Susanah, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL…I became quite intimate with every piece of wood on that boat..I spent 3 weeks scraping, sanding and re -varnishing all of it before I went in the service, in 1967…

The Captain…with her day’s catch…West End, Grand Bahama Island, 1967…

PT, floating on a raft near The Captain’s Hatteras Sportfisherman, West End, Grand Bahama Island, 1971…just after I got out of the Army…

With the GUIDE who put her into all the fish, me and her mate Hinkley…

.300 Weatherby in hand for target practice – before the big safari in Kenya…

One of the “RARE” instances that I got to sit in the fighting chair…The Captain was inside attending to this:

This was around a lot….

Taking aim…pretty good shot too…

Overlooking the Great Rift Valley, East Africa…

…I get it…

PT/TB

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Grandmother and Granddaughter…both of them – a shared, common interest although one departed fourteen years before the other arrived..the departed one is saying ” You go girl!!!”…Love ‘Em both…

Ally, scoping things out…Deep Springs Valley…

Game on the run…Kenya, East Africa, 1969…

Omi Susie, clickin’ on the plain…Kenya, East Africa, 1969…

Ally and “Monty” (her Red Point Siamese) in the Sawtooths…

Ally practicing with her BHP…

Omi Susie, .300 Weatherby and the rug Ally crawled on as a baby…Kenya, East Africa, 1969…

Ally, .308 Springfield, M1A1, Nimrod Scope…

Guide, Eland and my Mother…Kenya, 1969…Ally and Valmet M76, .223…

My Mother at the Rover…

My Mother and Maasi children…

TARGET…

DEEP SPRINGS 40 -1-

…acquisition and vaporization…

It’s not the sights Ally, stop jerking the trigger”…

Mom and her Thompson’s gazelle…

At twilight on the East African plain…

Ally, ACOG and Bushmaster…

Before Ally ever sent a first round down range… she learned SAFETY and handling, field stripping, cleaning, nomenclature, feeding, speed loading, sighting, bullet drop compensation and drift, SAFETY and handling, proper care, storage and transport and SAFETY and handling…I believe that constantly repeating these procedures will ensure that this tool will take care of its caretaker…PRACTICE these things!!!

…OR NOT…

PT/TB


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…before I post the attractor patterns this week. I noticed that I have an enormous number of people coming to one of my favorite Fly Fishing trips with my Dad back in the 1970’s. There are actually FIVE STORIES that comprise that wonderful time and I never connected them…I have now rectified that Blogingdummy error and have added new photos and links…

One of these days, when my brother Greg gets around to sending them to me, I will post B&W photos of trips we took to Lone Pine, CA and the surrounding Owens Valley area when we were kids. My Dad loved to shoot with his Rolleiflex camera…much to the consternation of his then, unwilling subjects…

 

My Dad’s weapon of choice…

My brother Greg, Mom, Dad and PT from LIFE MAGAZINE SERIES ( *click on the above photo to go there)…thinking of ‘ya Pop…miss you…

SO I TAKE MY DAD TO YELLOWSTONE…

PT/TB

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Along with October Caddis, it is approaching that time of year when Baetis/BWO’s become the dominant (Mayfly) species that begin to hatch in early Fall. They decline in activity as temperatures fall dramatically and then, magically reappear on warmer, overcast days during the Winter. Spring brings them back in force… On the Owens River, I have walked a mile or two (upstream and down) and found Baetis/BWO’s which are a different size and color coming off the water. I carry MANY variations. I have posted a number of these patterns including these, which are some of my favorite Baetis patterns:

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

OWENS EMERGER

The Owens Emerger is a good surface film pattern used as a trailer or with a small BB size tuft of yarn 6 inches above the fly. I use Enrico Puglisi “ Powerfull” tippet material for fishing dries and film emergers.

I have recently been using Stroft GTM which my son Michael brought home from a trip to Paris, with excellent results. For fishing deep, my flurocarbon is always Seaguar.

Hook: Diiachi 1130, TMC 2487, # 16-#18 (20-24 in Fall)

Thread: Gordon Griffiths grey or olive
Tail/shuck: olive brown ice dub
Abdomen: Stalcup’s BWO goose biot/(Tan and light Gray in Fall)
Rib: Largutan fine gold wire
Thorax: Arizona Peacock hares ear
Wing: White sparkle emerger yarn

I also find this pattern , fished deep and all the way through the water column to the surface film – to be very usefull:

KRYSTAL EMERGER / BWO

 

This fly is a killer pattern in sizes # 18 & # 20 on the Wild Trout section of the Owens River near Bishop, CA – especially in the early spring.

Thread: Gordon Griffiths brown or olive
Hook: Diiachi 1560 or TMC 3761 # 16-20 (22-24 in Fall)
Tail: Olive Zelon straight or kinky
Abdomen: Stalcup’s BWO goose biot (Tan and light Gray in Fall)
Rib: Largutan fine gold wire
Thorax: Olive ostrich herl
Wingcase/legs: Black crystal flash

I fish this pattern deep with twist–ons or higher in the water column with appropriate weight. It may also be fished just under the surface film as a trailer/dropper.

FALL BAETIS


THREAD: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0 Brown, Black or Tan

HOOK: TMC 2488H or 2488 #16-24

SHUCK: Brown Mayfly Zelon

RIB: Wapsi XSM gold wire

ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s PREMO goose biot, tan (not fringed!)

WINGPAD: 6 strands, pearl FIREFLY

THORAX: Arizona Peacock, Pheasant Tail

I got this idea from Craig Matthew’s Micro Madison Baetis. Again, a little tweak of the pattern for Fall Baetis hatches on Eastern Sierra waters. This one has generated some nice fish for Michael and myself in late October, when the frost stays a little longer on the ground here:
The Owens River in Fall…

CC’S JU JU BAETIS: ( 2 VIEWS )

HOOK: TMC 2488, # 18-22
THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Black
TAIL: Pheasant tail Fibers
UNDERABDOMEN: Uni 8/0 white thread
ABDOMEN: Superhair, 1 Black, 2 Clear Strands
WINGCASE: Pearl Flasabou ( or, Black KF)
GILLS: White Flurofiber, Antron, Zelon ( small amount)

SWISS STRAW BAETIS / BWO

THREAD: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, olive

HOOK: TMC 2488, # 18-24

SHUCK: Light olive Zelon

ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s goose biot, BWO (fringed or not)

WINGCASE: Olive Raffia (swiss straw)

THORAX: Stalcup’s BWO dubbing

UNDER WINGCASE: Green Krystal Flash

LEGS: Olive Zelon, crinkled, half strand

This pattern was designed by a young student at Montana State University in Bozeman. It appeared in one of the premier FF Mags. in 2004. IT KILLS!!! He is going to be an accomplished pattern designer…

BIOT BACK MAY:

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, # 16-18 or TMC 3761 #16-20
THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Olive
TAIL: Olive Pheasant Tail Fibers
ABDOMEN: Wapsi UTC 70 DK. Olive/ Tan for Fall
RIB: Chart. Wapsi wire XSM/ Copper Brown for Fall- SM
WINGPAD: Dk. Brown or Black Goose Biot
THORAX: Olive Brown Ice Dub or SLF Prism, Olive Brown
BEAD: Copper Metal or Tung

I developed this fly for the East Walker River as an alternative to the “Tailwater Tiny”.I also tie this in brown too. It works REAL good…

BATWING BAETIS

Batwing Baetis

Hook: TMC 2487, Diiachi 1130 ,16-20

Thread: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Brown

Tail: Dun hen neck 4-6 fibers

Abdomen: BWO Goose Biot, Tan works well too.

Thorax: Medium Brown Beaver Dub

Bead: x-sm glass, gun metal for 18 & 20

Wing: Fluffy, soft barbs at the base of Dun Hen Neck feather ( tied over thorax & bead convex side up -then tied down behind the eye of the hook).

This pattern appeared in Flyfishing and Flytying Journal about three years ago. It reminds me of the “Wonder Baetis” developed on the Bighorn. I have used this pattern in # 18 & 20 on the lower Owens in the spring. It is a fish catching machine below Five Bridges. This pattern may be modified to match many Mayfly hatches and it is huge success in Ozark tailwaters.

BH BAETIS:

HOOK: TMC 2488, #18-22
THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0, Black
TAIL: Pheasant Tail Fibers
UNDERABDOMEN: White uni 8/0
ABDOMEN: Superhair, 1 Clear, 1 Black
WING: Clipped Partridge, Natural
BEAD: Glass Gunmetal

Variation on Charlie Craven’s pattern. I use this as a trailer behind a Snowshoe Baetis in the Spring and Fall, Both flies take fish…

 

More Baetis patterns may be found here:


BAETIS


I will be adding additional BWO/ Batetis patterns in a week or so, thanks Ally

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Where Ally gets her “good Looks”… it is in the DNA…

 

GRANDMA

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Maybe her MOTHER too….

…and remember what Gary LaFontaine asked in his new book ” La Fontaine’s Legacy – Pg. 18: “Did you ever see a BWO spinner fall?” And, the answer is? …RIGHT HERE: WESTFLY


PT/TB :rain:

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