Monday, August 31, 2009

I came across this...

on a bar wall in Crystola Colorado.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blonde and a bug

Wow! I never knew Paris followed my blog, but I am thankful for the shameless plug!

I am not sure which one I would rather take to the river.

Flys and some more flys

Hopper Juan
Green Drake

Go 2 Prince

Bullet Head Foam Stoned Hopper

Juan's Holo. Baetis

Orange Stimulator


Furmisky Caddis

Juan's Baetis Nymph

Mini Hopper Juans. ( Juanitos)

Belly shot

Hopper Juan belly shot.

BWO Emerger

BWO Barr Emerger using floure fibre wings.

BWO parachute

My Beatis Nymph

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ever wonder what a fly would look like with a bead head?

Now I know the reason why I put a bead on my flies. Because the real bugs have helmets on their heads. This bug almost looks fake. Arkansas River, 2008

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some Small Thread

I was given this new thread by the owner of one of my local shops last week and I was surprised that I had never heard of it. I have all of the manufactures catalogs and scour the Internet for all items related to fly fishing and tying and have never seen this. All I can say is that this is pretty thin thread. Actually, it is not thread at all. It is very thin mono, as far as I can tell. I have played around with it a bit, but I have yet to finish tying a fly with it. It takes a very light touch with this. My main problem was I kept nicking it on the hook point and breaking it. I will continue to play with this "new" thread and report back.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Not enough fishing.

Well, I would love to report to all the followers out there that I have been so busy fishing, out traveling the roads, in search of that perfect hatch, that one big brown that showed himself right beside the over hanging grass eating PMD emergers, but no, that has not been the case. Fishing has taken a backseat to the more important things in life such as school shopping, family life, and grocery shopping. In between everything that should get done, I have been tying like crazy to keep up with demand for my flies. I have sent flies to Pennsylvania, and Denver with more to go out soon. It's amazing to think of how many fish have been caught on flies that I have tied. Some of my flies are carried in Ghillies Fly Shop and they have started to get in demand. I can hardly keep up with what is needed and not to mention of flies like BWOs that are needed in the Fall. I like to stay at least one step ahead, but right now, I am two steps behind! My own fly boxes needed a little attention a few weeks ago , so I sat down and tied for myself. That was nice to see all those empty slots filled up with new flies that I could catch fish on.

I was able to get out this past Friday to Cheeseman Canyon. It's a beautiful canyon filled with lots of fish. I caught a 19 1/2" Rainbow on a dry that I almost spooked. What an awesome sight it was to see him sllooowwlllyyy rise to the fly.

I was able to get into a good many fish that day using my BH Glossy Back Baetis. I will try to put up a tutorial of that fly soon. As soon as I can get one step ahead.