Fish, Flies & Water http://fishfliesandwater.com Jason Borger's Fly-Fishing Blog Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:15:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Christmas Spey (2010) http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/12/21/christmas-spey-2010/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/12/21/christmas-spey-2010/#comments Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:59:27 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4334 A little look back at a holiday fly from another time. “Christmas Spey” from the 2010 DF52 project.

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SC20 / 04 http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/12/13/sc20-04/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/12/13/sc20-04/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:12:29 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4326 SC20 / 04 as photographed by Polara Studio. Detailed view here.

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First (Real) Casts Since August http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/10/14/first-real-casts-since-august/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/10/14/first-real-casts-since-august/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:47:00 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4319 That’s the hand enjoying better days. Some readers have been asking me what’s going on (such as, “Hey, you still breathin’?”), so I figure it’s about time that I resurface with an answer. Not long after the last post that I made here (August 11), I injured a tendon in my casting hand. Felt like […]

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SHFC Update — August 11 http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/08/11/shfc-update-august-11/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/08/11/shfc-update-august-11/#comments Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:29:49 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4311 I am continuing to flail away on SHFC, grabbing writing time as I can. Everything that I plan on including in the book is in the book, but not fully fleshed out. Some chapters are about 97-percent, others are more like 67-percent. It’s the 67-percenters that I am focusing on right now, including the D-Loop […]

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The Final 11 of 20 (SC20) http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/07/21/the-final-11-of-20-sc20/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/07/21/the-final-11-of-20-sc20/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:25:28 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4303 After solving a time-consuming production issue, I am offering the J.Borger SC20 rods again. The first batch of SC20s have gone out the door and are now on the water. There are 11 of the original 20 numbers remaining: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20. Rather than direct you to older […]

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Leadership Intensive (Bring a Rod) http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/07/20/leadership-intensive-bring-a-rod/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/07/20/leadership-intensive-bring-a-rod/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:11:54 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4302 For any FF&W readers who might be interested in a rather special corporate/personal leadership intensive, my father (GB) is participating in a program with world-renowned author and leadership coach, Stephen McGhee, and my long-time fishing friend, Douglas Freimuth. The program will be built around three days of fly-fishing and runs September 19 – 22. The […]

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AMFF — Angling & Art Benefit http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/06/08/amff-angling-art-benefit/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/06/08/amff-angling-art-benefit/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 19:25:53 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4297 I recently  completed three smaller watercolors for the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s upcoming Angling and Art benefit sale. With the schedule I have been attempting to keep, I painted the pieces quickly and with a more open, perhaps slightly expressionist hand in some areas (orange water? My mind likes the way it feels, so […]

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A New Angle http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/06/05/a-new-angle/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/06/05/a-new-angle/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 03:25:29 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4292 Can’t believe I’ve off the blog for a month, but I’ve been barely keeping my head above water, so to speak. Among many things, I’ve been painting. Just finishing up a bigger piece tonight, and thought I’d take a few pix before I completed the background. On a whim I decided to shoot wide-angle at […]

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Gorging with Ronan http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/04/27/gorging-with-ronan/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/04/27/gorging-with-ronan/#comments Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:32:17 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4288 As many FF&W readers know, Paul Arden’s Sexyloops.com is *the* English-language destination for technical fly-casting discussion (via the SL bulletin board) on the Web. What many may not know is that it also hosts a blog, written primarily by Ronan Creane. If you dig real-deal, adventure style fly fishing in NZ (who doesn’t?) then you should […]

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TAaP TOC http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/04/27/taap-toc/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/04/27/taap-toc/#comments Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:09:03 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4286 To finish up the TAaP post triple, here’s a link to the Table of Contents (PDF file). If you had any question as to what TAaP might contain, hopefully this will go some distance toward an answer. I think that GB is brewing up something else on the book, so I’ll let him post at […]

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TAaP = Done http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/04/10/taap-done/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/04/10/taap-done/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:22:41 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4284 Finally, The Angler as Predator (or TAaP to those of us waaaay too familiar with it) is done. I have some of the usual end-of-process clean-up in the Index file and then I need to generate the press PDFs, but all 208 pages are otherwise ready to go. Some readers may realize that 208 pages is long […]

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Wild Pixels and “The Angler as Predator” http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/03/12/wild-pixels-and-the-angler-as-predator/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/03/12/wild-pixels-and-the-angler-as-predator/#comments Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:10:13 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4279 Today’s story problem: GB is in sunny, warm Argentina catching numerous large brown trout. I am in the rainy Pacific Northwest, herding obstinate pixels. Which one of us is having more fun? While you ponder the answer, I’ll just let you know that The Angler as Predator, the next book in the “Fly Fishing” series, is almost […]

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Drawing Fish 52 (2012) Revisited – Tarpon http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/03/08/drawing-fish-52-2012-revisited-tarpon/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/03/08/drawing-fish-52-2012-revisited-tarpon/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:22:32 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4277 This first made an appearance during the Drawing Fish & Flies 52 project from a couple of years back, and I still like how it turned out. It was second of two tarpon images from that week in March, 2012. You can read the full, archived DF52 post here.

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Friday Fish Fry – First Fish http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/03/08/friday-fish-fry-first-fish/ http://fishfliesandwater.com/2013/03/08/friday-fish-fry-first-fish/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:13:58 +0000 http://fishfliesandwater.com/?p=4273 If you read my last Friday Fish Fry post, you already know where this photo was taken. If not, this is from Squaw Creek in Montana’s Gallatin River drainage. It’s the first trout that I actually cast to myself and landed myself. My father had been training me in both aspects (as I had the […]

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