December 04, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Dear friends,

Best wishes to you for a happy Christmas and a joyful New Year.



Tight line and peace!

November 29, 2015

November 22, 2015

Catfishing in Kasumigaura

Lake Kasumigaura is the second biggest lake in Japan and famous fishing field. Last summer I got a nice bass and went to fishing for Channel Catfish yesterday.

We got many nice CATS!

November 17, 2015

Tiny fly fishing adventure in Tokyo

When I went to fishing for Smallmouth bass at last month, I found a lovely small stream. I thought there is paradise of Oikawa / Pale chub and went to fishing with tiny fly fishing outfit, I made!

November 14, 2015

Sea fishing in a pier

Stan and I went to evening fishing to a pear where is close to Haneda airport.

There is opposite shore of airport and we saw jet every few minutes.

October 22, 2015

No bass, no bluegill and no fish...

I went to fishing to lake Kawaguchi with Fuad and his wife who are my first friends from Malaysia.
Usually we can fish up Largemouth bass, Bluegill and carp. In usual...

Lake Kawaguchi is one of five lakes of Mt Fuji.
Beautiful nature, clear water however no fish. :(

September 30, 2015

Final evening in this season at Oshino.

Went to evening fishing at Oshino and there will be close season of fishing from October 1 to March 14.

It was peaceful day as usual.

September 24, 2015

Kawamutsu fish on lure and fly

My friend WH and I went to fishing for Kawamutsu that is one of carp family and scientific name is Nipponocypris tenmminckii.

September 09, 2015

August 27, 2015

Butcher and Jock

These two wetflies; Butcher (left) and Jock (right) are classic pattern and tied from blue mallard wing.



Simple, vivid and effective. I love them.
Happy tying and tight line!

August 15, 2015

A warmwater flyfishing.

I went to fly fishing in my birth town after visited my mother's grave.

These are rice field. It's beautiful summer day!

My pond is in a part of rice field.

August 10, 2015

Downtown kayaking in Tokyo!

Erin and Dan are Australian guest and I guided paddling trip to downtown of Tokyo.

Erin and Dan, are you ready? Here we go!

August 08, 2015

Midsummer in Oshino

Aug 6th.
NY and I went to fly fishing to Oshino. Recent days were very very hot day and what do you think about trout fishing?

There are high water than general water level.

August 01, 2015

Salvelinus in summer!

I went to fishing trip to Fukui prefecture on 27 to 30 July. Fukui is a part of Hokuriku area and you may enjoy beautiful food or Dinosaur museum if you even aren't angler.


The mountain stream is a part of upper stream of Kuzuryu river that is the biggest river in Fukui. There is native Japanese char living in a stream.

June 18, 2015

Inflatable kayak repaired: small air leakage

I found get a small hole in my inflatable kayak when I was last paddling. And I repaired it.

June 16, 2015

Kayak "Smallie" fishing camp

Our team went to fishing camp for Smallie to Lake Hibara where is a highland lake in Fukushima pref.


June 10, 2015

Prototype Cicada

I received a message and written in do you make something cicada fly?
Sure!

June 07, 2015

Dragonflies

I want to casting something like "Bassfly" when I fishing for Bass!


Sometimes, Smallie taking mayflies, damselflies or dragonflies. And already we can using those trout flies for bass but feel empty inside something...
Yes, those are Not bassflies! I want to catch a bass on bassflies!!

What's the bassfly?
It's Pop!

June 02, 2015

Much people, slow fish.

Yoshi and I went to fly fishing to Oshino. It was very tough.

Trout stream and Mt Fuji, it's super fine day!

May 17, 2015

May 16, 2015

Time for the butcher

Few days ago, I wanted to tying "Jock" that is simplified version of the "Jock Scott" the world's No 1 famous salmon fly.
As you know, it have to using white tip blue mallard wing but it's little parts of quill. Actually almost blue wing are remain.



Then, I was tying also "Butcher" on blue mallard. It's simple and beautiful too, isn't it?
Keep tying and enjoy!

May 15, 2015

Grouse as wetfly



These are one of my favorite Grouse's wetfly as caddis/sedge and it will be imitation of terrestrial insect at summer.
Enjoy!

May 11, 2015

Wetfly at evening, Oshino.

I received turkey and grouse wings from my best friend who lives in Canada and I tied some wetfly. So went to trial at Oshino.

Turkey's.

Grouse's

May 04, 2015

Wisteria and fly fishing

Someone who is "Tenkara" master said, it may be fly fishing season when the wisteria bloom in mountain. 
Actually there are many hatch mayfly and caddis and you may see also beetles in a mountain. It's now! 


May 02, 2015

April 26, 2015

It's Rainbow day!

Sunday, I went to fly fishing to a small mountain stream for Rainbow trout.

Rainbow trout is powerful fighter indeed!

April 22, 2015

April 20, 2015

Picnic with kids in Tamagawa river

It was picnic day on Sunday and our group went to usual Tamagawa river.

A comfortable play room for kids ;)

April 11, 2015

Caught a carp in Tamagawa

April 10.
It was cold and rany day, Christoph and I went to evening-fishing for catfish in Tamagawa river, Tokyo.

We found several fishes at shallow. Catfish or carp?

April 04, 2015

Fly fishing in Oshino

NY and I went to fly fishing to Oshino district of Katsuragawa river where is our usual fishing guide trip.

March 28, 2015

Yamame fishing

I went to fly fishing for Yamame on Saturday. It was warm day but little hatch and no rise yet.

March 25, 2015

Tying pheasant tail nymph as original style

As you know, the "pheasant tail nymph" is invented by Frank Sawyer who was the most famous river keeper in England and he didn't using tying thread for the fly.



And I also tried to the pheasant tail nymph as original style!
How do you think about it? Enjoy fly tying and tight line!

March 09, 2015

First Yamame in 2015


I went to fly fishing to the small mountain stream where is one of my home river in Tokyo area.
It's Spring!

March 07, 2015

Elk hair caddis

If you can't make up your mind at the front of rise, I recommend a "Elk hair caddis". It's a pretty versatile dry fly.

My favorite type is peacock herl body.
If you are tying beginner, I recommend thread body and no hackle pattern. 

March 05, 2015

Pheasant tail red spinner

Pheasant tail red spinner is one of developed by Frank Sawyer who was the legendary river keeper in England.


March 04, 2015

The old-timer's...

After fly tying, I made extra stuff from empty quill.
Yes, it's the old-timer's fishing float! ;)

Paolo, fish on!

Paolo and I went to Tenkara fishing trip to a mountain stream.