Saturday, January 24, 2009

Time to knock the dust off!

It is time to start knocking the dust off those 12 weights, spring is knocking at the door and I am certainly going to let her in! Spring brings in the big jacks, permit, cobia, tarpon, and other critters that require heavy rods so get them ready.

Kathryn with her second big jack of the morning.

I just got my new Crowder Rods 10 weight and that rod is a rocket, I am extremely happy with the way Rob's new rods came out. I like to think I played a small role in helping him choose the taper and I think we hit it right on the money. He is also working on an 8 foot, 10/11 weight that is designed for fighting big fish and throwing big flies. I have a 12 weight being built right now and it looks like I might need it sooner then later. I will have a post dedicated to these new rods soon.

Here is her first one.

For many of you that have been fishing with me over the last ten years you have witnessed these big jacks before but, for those of you that have not fished with me there is no way pictures will ever justify what you see in person. I did my best to capture the excitment and the relentlessness of these fish. Yesterday and today I was on massive schools of the giant jacks and after wearing my clients out on these monsters they just wanted to throw the teaser plug, which gave me a chance to take pictures:) I have so many shots of these fish chasing the plug that I was not sure which ones to post so I picked about 10 of my favorites. I still have plenty of days open this spring, so book a day and experience this yourself!

Al with his monster, this was his first and the biggest 35 pounds on the boga!

Here are various shots of the jacks chasing the teaser.


Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

John, awesome pics man. that'll get blood pumpin'

StuartFlyfishing said...

Thanks George, They are my favorites, the photos really don't show the masses of fish in each school.

Capt. George Harris (aka superfly) said...

Man...i've gotta try to find some time to spend a couple of days on the bow of your boat...crazy pics

InTheDrift said...'s 18 degrees here.

Capt. Scott Cormier said...

Capt. John,
Awesome pics!! But the best one has to be the pic of the guy with the Redfish and Loomis hat on. That one is by far the coolest pic.

Will said...

Capt. John,
Great pics and a very cool site. I'm at school up north so its great to see photos from the waters I love.

StuartFlyfishing said...

Hey Scott that is a great picture, I haven't seen that guy in a long time. He looks alot like you but about 20 pounds lighter:)

Rich.FlyFishJaX said...

Awsome shots as usual John! I'm looking forward to fishing them Jacks again in April with you. It's been a while. I can only hope we can get them to chase the fly like that and knock off another 12 wt. like we did a few years back! Remember..snap!!!LOL Great report!