Moving Back Home

My wife and I have been discussing for sometime to move back to Jasper. Why, you ask, well we are lonesome for our friends and the small town atmosphere that we had in Jasper Alabama.

For me I’ve missed fishing with my buddies that I fished with for over 25 years. I’ve also missed my beloved Smith Lake and the Sipsey Tailrace. I didn’t realize until after we left Jasper that I gave up a fantastic fishing area. I could be on Smith Lake in 20 minutes and on the Sipsey fishing for trout in 25 minutes. The fishing in and around Spring Hill is limited to a few small lakes that are fished heavy and fertilized to the limit. The Caney was a great place to trout fish but driving an hour and half to get there was a bit too long for me. In fact I could actually see myself as I got older fishing less here because of the distance I had to travel to connect with bluegill, bass, or trout.

Cathey and I hope our house moves fast and we can be back in Jasper by the first of the year. We differently need to be back before the spring fishing season begins on Smith, Walker County Lakeand the Sipsey.

I will start my BLUEGILL QUEST again in the spring of 2018.  Smith and Walker County Lake will provide the challenge to take some super size gills from their waters.  I never landed anything here worthy of the QUEST——-it’s a good thing my back in getting back to normal.  

My wife and I have been discussing for sometime to move back to Jasper. Why, you ask, well we are lonesome for our friends and the small town atmosphere that we had in Jasper Alabama.

For me I’ve missed fishing with my buddies that I fished with for over 25 years. I’ve also missed my beloved Smith Lake and the Sipsey Tailrace. I didn’t realize until after we left Jasper that I gave up a fantastic fishing area. I could be on Smith Lake in 20 minutes and on the Sipsey fishing for trout in 25 minutes. The fishing in and around Spring Hill is limited to a few small lakes that are fished heavy and fertilized to the limit. The Caney was a great place to trout fish but driving an hour and half to get there was a bit too long for me. In fact I could actually see myself as I got older fishing less here because of the distance I had to travel to connect with bluegill, bass, or trout.

Cathey and I hope our house moves fast and we can be back in Jasper by the first of the year. We differently need to be back before the spring fishing season begins on Smith, Walker County Lakeand the Sipsey.
I will start my BLUEGILL QUEST again in the spring of 2018.  Smith and Walker County Lake will provide the challenge to take some super size gills from their waters.  I never landed anything here worthy of the QUEST-------it’s a good thing my back in getting back to normal.  

Guided DIY Fly Fishing Patagonia Argentina: Trout, Sea Run, Golden Dorado

Argentina Fishing Season: November 1st to May 31st.Welcome to the 2017/2018 Argentina Fly Fishing SeasonWe offer the very best guided DIY walk-wade and float trip programsDefine guided DIY Walk-Wade & FloatDIY simply means …


Argentina Fishing Season: November 1st to May 31st.


























Welcome to the 2017/2018 Argentina Fly Fishing Season

We offer the very best guided DIY walk-wade and float trip programs

Define guided DIY Walk-Wade & Float

DIY simply means you pay for your lodging, meals/beverages, and...
  • 100% of our time is committed to fishing.  We do not run a lodge style program -- we do not start fishing between 9-10 A.M., and we do not take two hour shore lunches.
  • We host you from start to finish.
  • Stay where you like, or stay at one of our in-town private apartments, which are only a short walk to the main square.  After a day of fishing, attend a seasonal festival, visit local restaurants, retail shops, grocery store, bars, etc. Experience the real Patagonia!
  • We offer food/beverage, but the majority of our clients prefer to prepare their own food.
  • We provide transportation to/from the airport, lodging, and rivers.
  • More information at http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/p/global-trips.html

Four Reasons why DIY with First Cast Fly Fishing


1. We have been DIY traveling/fishing Patagonia since 1999. We know all the best fishing spots, plus the best DIY lodging/food/transportation options.  

2. We Offer: Wild Trout -- Brown, Rainbow & Brook



3. We Offer: Wild Sea Run Brown Trout 




4. We Offer: Wild Golden Dorado


Final Words

We hate selling-promoting on price, but why pay more?  The average lodge stay is about $5,000 per week/per person.  Truth be told, most of our clients can afford a lodge stay, but they prefer to spend their time/money on a fishing program dedicated to fishing!  

We hope you enjoyed reading this post.  If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call. Many thanks and hope to see you in Patagonia.


Gone Fishing,

Mark

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A Few Odds and Ends

Talk about dreary days, Monday through today would make one think that we are on the verge of winter. Low sixties with steady rain from Irma has kept me inside still dealing with pain and thinking of spring fishing which is a long way off. 

 

I had a MRI this past Thursday which showed that I have Degenerative Disk Pain which I don’t wish on anyone. I will meet with an Orthopedic Surgeon next Wednesday to give me some options on how to relieve the pain and hopefully avoid surgery. The one option I hope he suggests is the Epidural!!

 

In the meantime I’ll stay in touch commenting on your blog post. —————-By the way been watching some really great movies lately while lying on the sofa; which is the most comfortable position I’ve found to deal with this ordeal—–check out Sharon Stone in “Running Wild”—-5 star movie and worth every star!!     



Talk about dreary days, Monday through today would make one think that we are on the verge of winter. Low sixties with steady rain from Irma has kept me inside still dealing with pain and thinking of spring fishing which is a long way off. 

 
I had a MRI this past Thursday which showed that I have Degenerative Disk Pain which I don't wish on anyone. I will meet with an Orthopedic Surgeon next Wednesday to give me some options on how to relieve the pain and hopefully avoid surgery. The one option I hope he suggests is the Epidural!!

 
In the meantime I’ll stay in touch commenting on your blog post. ----------------By the way been watching some really great movies lately while lying on the sofa; which is the most comfortable position I’ve found to deal with this ordeal-----check out Sharon Stone in “Running Wild”----5 star movie and worth every star!!