Life Changes and Fishing!
Guest Blog by: Tim Emery , Colorado 1/2/2014
Changes in life!
Wow, itís been a long time since Iíve blogged or done anything with FishExplorer.com. Sorry about that. Life changes, throws a couple of curve balls and makes you stop and think! Somehow work and money always seems to get in the way of fishing. Not good.
I spent last summer fishing with small flies, little weight and long leaders. I learned how to get a size 16 Pheasant Tail with a tungsten bead to the bottom of the river very quickly. I know some of you are sitting there thinking. ďMan that time off screwed up his brain.Ē Well, it didnít. Next time youíre next to a river, take a small pebble and drop it at your feet. What happens? It goes straight to the bottom. You can do the same thing with a fly as long at the tension from the leader doesnít start dragging the fly. When you make a cast, let the flies land first and it will sink. I learned this new technique while reading George Danielís book called. Dynamic Nymphing
It is one of the best books on the market about fly fishing techniques.
Iím going to be using my skills this summer on the newly formed Pro Fly Angling Tour. (PFA Tour). The tour will put the best fisherman in the world against each other for large prize money and pride. Any type of fly fishing technique goes including indicator, dry flyís, and streamers. The format will be 2 anglers fishing one beat for 20 min. Then the anglers will have 5 min. to run to their next beat. Whoever gets there first gets their choice of where to fish. The beats will be set up like golf holes so spectators can stay in one place and watch how different people fish each beat. Most of the fishing will be done on private property. It will be all catch and release, and barbless hooks. For more information check out pfatour.org
I will be walking around the Fly Fishing Show on Friday afternoon, come say ďHi.Ē I will also be there on Sunday with my kids in hand; they received fly tying kits for the holidays, and are excited about learning how to use them!
Happy New Year!
Tim now lives in Denver after ten years of being a fly fishing guide and shop manager in Vail. Tim has become an urban fisherman focusing on fishing within an hour of Denver. He uses his fly rod to fish for anything he has time for and he fishes often. You can follow him on Twitter @TimFishmanEmery or like him on Facebook.
Tim's day job is a Real Estate agent and property manager in the Denver area. Rumor has it, he will buy you a fly rod if you buy or sell a house with him!
Huge Brown from 2013 National Championships in Basalt, CO.
FISHRANGLER, CO 1/2/2014 2:02:39 PM
Glad to see your still around and catching fish Tim.
I do miss your podcast wish you would do them again. Good luck on the PFAT. See you at Aurora Res this year Im sure.
Flyrodn, CO 1/2/2014 2:23:41 PM
I've used a similar technique, or so I think as I've not read the book. I cast high over my target and just past, overpowering the cast. Done right the flies pop back and drop straight down. The resulting slack from the overpowered cast allows the mymphs time to sink before beginning to drift. It allows you to get deep fast with minimal weight.
Tim Emery (Tim Fishman Emery), CO 1/3/2014 9:37:44 AM
Thanks Rangler, We'll see about the Podcast.
Dave, you are right about the cast, look for more tips in upcoming blogs.
opencage, CO 1/3/2014 2:50:13 PM
Great to hear from ya Tim. Thanks for the book recommendation, another one to add to the list. Good luck on the PFA Tour, I'm interested to see how it works out, I like the format. And I definitely look forward to future blogs and tips. Thanks.