- Tyler Legg
- Charlotte, NC, United States
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Friday, October 5, 2012
After 4 years of blogging, I've come to the conclusion that I'll no longer be writing new content for THFF (at least for a while). The blog will still be up though. Feel free to search previous posts and articles.
Through THFF and fly fishing, I've met a lot of incredible people. I've shook hands with people I would have never in a million years thought I'd shake hands with. Once things start slowing down in this crazy life of mine, THFF may or may not be resurrected. It may be sooner than later, it may be several years from now.
I've been concentrating intently on music (if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you can clearly see this!) It's taking up a huge portion of my life. With that being said, I still fish... I'll never let fishing go. It's in my blood and it's part of who I am.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram (tylernathanlegg). I'm always posting stuff.---> @tylernathanlegg
Until next time, tight lines and big fish,
Saturday, September 29, 2012
We've got less than 36 hours until Delayed Harvest picks back up once again! For all of you DH fans, it's a relief. DH waters are usually easily accessible and are full of fish. The opening of all of these waters will give us anglers more variety and more to chose from. Not all waters will be stocked on October 1st. Check the stocking dates here.
This year, we have 4 additional waters that were added to the list. Spring Creek in Madison County, Ararat River in Surry County, Coffee Lake in Watauga County, and Elk Creek in Wilkes County.
Once the fish have been stocked, they'll be grouped up and not very smart. Once you find the fish, you're in for a field day. Eventually, they'll spread out and become smarter. A generic beadhead nymph would be my go to pattern. Prince Nymphs, Hares Ears, Tellicos, and Pheasant Tails will work well. If you're not hooking up, or getting any strikes, chances are you're not getting down deep enough. Add a split shot or two and adjust accordingly until you hit the jackpot.
If you're heading out next week, good luck! Watch the forecast, might be a little stormy at times...
Monday, August 13, 2012
For the past week I've been down in Florida soaking up the sun, the smell of salt in the air, and the fishing. Which were all abundant.
If you haven't heard, the Sunshine State is Heaven on earth for anglers! There's plenty of opportunities for fly anglers too. I took those opportunities and did what I could to make the best of them. Given I fish freshwater 99.9% of the time, saltwater fly fishing was an entirely different world for me! Last Thursday, I fished with former Davidson River Outfitters guide Josh Almond down on Sanibel Island. Big snook lurking just inches from shore were on the menu from sun up until about noon. Fish upwards of 30"+ were cruising just below the waves. As fly fisherman, Josh and I were following these fish along the shoreline in attempt to lure them to our white Schminnows and Clousers. Like mentioned, snook were the main course on the menu, but bonnetheads cruising in the shallows sidetracked me several times. One of them, which Josh spotted making a beeline for shore, pushed 4 ft. As the shark got within 10 ft, I tossed my Merkin Crab out ahead of his path. He turned and inspected my fly, but quickly rejected. 30Ib mono would have been useless in landing him, but the 5 second fight would have likely been worth it! Josh landed a very nice snook (see pic below) the previous day, but we failed to find snook that were willing to eat on Thursday morning.
Later that day, it was time to fish one of the jetties on the island. Other than a run in with some manatees and Josh's fish being "baracuda'ed" right at our feet, we didn't get into anything substantial. It was still one of the best days of fishing I've had in a while. Sometimes catching isn't nearly as exciting as the things you experience while fishing.
On the last evening, I fished Sanibel following a
nasty storm. The tide was just rolling in and baitfish were moving in by the thousands. I tied on a Schminnow, and fished it just below the surface. Strip, strip, strip, stop. Strip, strip, stop. Nothing. As soon as the fly hit the water on the next cast, a streak of silver shot out of the water and my rod bent. Baby tarpon? It was close enough... A close cousin to the silver king, the ladyfish. Just like the tarpon, they seem to stay in the air more than the water. They're not 200Ibs, but they're an absolute blast to catch on the fly rod. After a few more on the fly an approaching storm and dusk drove me off the water. In my book, it was an excellent finale to the trip. Big fish are fun, but sometimes the little guys can light up the day.
It was a nice change of pace! In the end, it's good to be back in NC.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Stocking Schedule Changes!
Make sure you check out the new stocking schedule provided by the NCWRC!
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