Fly-Tying and Scavenging

Fly-Tying and Scavenging

Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 12.29.2009 / Comments (2)

I’m like a banjo minnow, plumes of long stems and barbs triggers a genetic response somewhere deep inside and I must add them to my collection.

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Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 12.29.2009 / Comments (2)
Carp Flies

Carp Flies

Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 12.14.2009 / Comments (0)

Even if I screwed up, who cares, they’re carp. I’ve seen those fish eat cigarette butts.

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Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 12.14.2009 / Comments (0)

Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 09.02.2009 / Comments (1)

Even Clint Eastwood got a touch of the gold fever. He filmed scenes for his 1985 western classic Pale Rider on the opposite side of the peaks.

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Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 09.02.2009 / Comments (1)
Not So Lonely Pool Anymore

Not So Lonely Pool Anymore

Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 08.10.2009 / Comments (0)

I was the equivalent of a jig-dancing pauper on a street corner with a large cardboard sign plugging wireless services, pizza specials, or inventory liquidation.

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Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 08.10.2009 / Comments (0)

I’m not a Purist

Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 07.24.2009 / Comments (2)

Stick it, wrap around the mono; stick it, wrap around the mono; then stick it a final time so a small alluring portion quivers off the stern like a rabbit strip flickering off a streamer’s posterior.

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Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 07.24.2009 / Comments (2)
Beer and Coffee

Beer and Coffee

Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 07.14.2009 / Comments (0)

We anticipated heavier-than-usual Fourth of July boat traffic and wanted to be in the right place at the right time to scrutinize any ensuing PMD or bikini hatches the river gods decided to give up. Unfortunately neither fully materialized.

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Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 07.14.2009 / Comments (0)
Big Hole Weekend Gone Wrong

Big Hole Weekend Gone Wrong

Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 06.30.2009 / Comments (0)

8 a.m. Blow out a wheel bearing on the trailer while I’m driving—damned near lose the Clacka entirely.

Photo: Big Hole brown, Ben Romans.

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Posted by: Ben Romans / added: 06.30.2009 / Comments (0)
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Ben Romans once bet his friends he could eat 50 eggs in an hour Cool Hand Luke style, but sadly, he only made it to 40. Now he’s a writer living in Boise, Idaho who chases carp when he’s not hounding trout. Not for the sport, but for their milk.

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