Friday, October 8, 2010

Crazy Canadians

I just found out that a gang of four crazy Canadians packed their stuff in a tiny FJ Cruiser and crossed the border, with the declared purpose of giving free piercings to New Hampshire's trout and salmon population. This is a rare footage with all of them at work in the same time.

Mixed among them was a local fly fisherman of Romanian origins, who took great pride in introducing them to some of the best waters of this state.

Of course, New Hampshire fought back with rain, wind and high water, but at the end they were allowed a few days of fishing, although in pretty harsh conditions.

The fish were determined to demand a lot of work and they didn't capitulate too easy. These are some pictures of the ones that couldn't resist the temptations and indulged with sweet nymphs and streamers:

The happy face in some of the pictures is a trained actor who was selected based on his extraordinary abilities to present fish to the camera.

We are 100% sure that the camera was not hurt during the action.

The cabin at Ramblewood was excellent, the view from the porch amazing, and staff very friendly. Thanks, we would stay there again!

The flies created that night have never seen the water because the tiers woke up in the morning and returned to using their common sense.

None of the fish captured complained about how they were treated during the photo shooting session. They all returned to what they were doing prior to their short dive in the outside world.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Adirondacks - trip report

This weekend we just decided to jump in the car and see where we end up. We started with Vermont, hoping that foliage already started, but soon we discovered we were a little too early. Once in Burlington, we hoped on the ferry and after one smooth our over lake Champlain we hit the road again, this time on the New York State side of the lake.

First stop: Ausable Chasm, one of the world oldest natural tourist attractions.

Then we moved inside the Adirondack Mountains, towards Lake Placid, host of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Sunday morning brought to our sight some of the most astounding views we ever encountered.

There was a little fishing involved, but the only fish willing to taste my flies was a little brown trout, way bellow what Ausable river is renown for. And it didn't really matter, the beauty of the landscape compensated for it.

Words are just useless, I think the photos do a better job describing this incredible trip. Strongly recommended if you are in the area!