I will be in Denver at the Denver Fly Shop on Saturday Dec. 7th at 9am. I'd love for you to stop by since it will be too cold to do anything else and have some snacks and stay warm and listen to me ramble on about tying flies and fishing the Arkansas and S. Platte Rivers.
The Twisted Sister is a spin off of the UFO midge and the Bling Midge.
It's roots are on the San Juan River, but this version was designed and tested on the South Platte River in Colorado. It's a simple tie, the magic material is the Madera Wing. If you cannot find Glamour Madera, you can use Spirit River's Midge-Bodi Pearl. It's essentially the same thing.
Hook: Orvis Big Eye Hook 18-26
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Coats & Clark, Twisted, color to match midge colors
Wing: Glamour Madera
Head: Black Thread
God and his provisions for myself, my family and for you.
This country and for those who have fought for our freedom and those that continue to do so today.
That I will be able to eat as much as I want and to be able to watch football
To be able to cheer against the Dallas Cowboys every year on this day.
That I can share what I love with all of you.
Thank you and have a blessed day and a blessed holiday season.
Thank you again for tuning in and for all the questions and e-mails!
If you would like to hear a little background about me and some of my answers to an interview I did with Frankenfly about the area I fish and some of my ideas about throwing hoppers and other bugs, click on the banner below to go to that site. Take a look around while you are there to see some really good content Paul has on the Frankenfly.
The Spun Dun is a great way to tie the small BWOs and other mayflies. It's not a new idea or technique, but it's one of the best ways to tie small flies using CDC. This pattern is one of my go-to patterns for picky fish.
Orvis Clearwater reels are a great choice as a back-up reel or as a full time reel. After using these reels as guide reels this summer, I can recommend them as a great reel. They are solid, great looking, light, functional and the price is right. At $79.00, its a great reel to have on your rod. They are available in 2 sizes and the II is the trout size. If you match this with a Clearwater rod, you have a heck of a set up.
Click HERE for more info and sizes. I use them and recommend them to you.
The Foam Back Emerger is one of my favorite flies to fish year round. It's proven it's self time after time. I used to fish them a lot in size 20, but recently, I have been using them more in size 26. They are still pretty easy to tie in that size. Everything is just a bit smaller and there is less space to place it on, but it's doable. A great fly to use during the BWO hatch, I only tie them in chocolate color and have found that a trailing shuck may be useful and I do add that to most of my bigger (#20!) flies.
I used to make fun of people who wore their Buffs up on their face because I thought they were trying to look look ninjas. Well here I am doing a funky dance on the river. At least I have a fish on the end of the line!!