Friday, October 26, 2012

"The Stopper Juan"

October is know for 2 things.  Great fall fishing with small BWOs and big browns and the NFL wearing pink shoes, gloves and towels in their games, showing support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  
The Stopper Juan was tied as my way of showing support from my fly tying bench.  I have yet to fish it, but if a pink San Juan Worm works as well as it does and other pink hoppers work well, then why not!  

"The Stopper Juan"  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Hanky Panky!

Since I have posted the first two episodes, I figured you would like the latest edition of Hank Patterson!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A reminder

Don't forget the 2nd Annual Tying and Giving Back Event to benefit Casting for Recovery, Tuesday, October 23, 2012!
Last year's inaugural Tying and Giving Back was a great success!  Many of our professional tiers battle the season's first blizzard to help tie and donate 63 dozen flies during the event.

This year we will have the famous CMCTU Chuck Wagon on site, grilling up elk brats (donated by Board Member Terry Deaton) and hamburgers! 

Allyn Kratz and Jeannette Liard are cleaning out the CMCTU's storage boxes for a CMCTU Garage Sale selling our extra "stuff" to include;  flies, fly boxes, fly fishing gear and equipment.  All funds raised to benefit CMCTU's conservation, restoration and education programs. 

Please join the following professional fly tiers, authors, guides and fly shops for a night of "tying and giving back."
Rick Takahashi
Jerry Hubka
Larry Kingrey
"Hopper" Juan Ramirez
Charlie Craven
Angler's Covey
Royal Gorge Anglers
Sportsman's Warehouse
South Platte Fly Shop
The Peak Fly Shop
and many more!

All flies tied and donated to benefit Casting for Recovery's breast cancer survivor fly fishing retreats.

Where & When
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Building
4255 Sinton Road
Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
5:30PM - 9:00PM

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Eggs, 10 years of bliss and current nothingness.

There is a whole lot of nothingness going on at the Hopper Juan Headquarters these days.  I finally got some time off of classes and guiding this past weekend.  I also celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary this weekend, so there was no fishing going on.  I had planned to fish with David Knapp of The Trout Zone, but had to bail on him when I remembered it was my anniversary.  Make sure to see what he has been up to.  I can't wait to see all the awesomeness he got around to without me.
I have started tying a new midge box and I hope to share with you some photos and patterns in the near future.  I hope to get out soon and enjoy the fall season, which seems quick to get out of here so winter can take it's place.  Fall is short enough as it is.  It doesn't need help moving along.
Pictured below is a photo from two fall's ago.  It was on the Animas River in Durango, CO.  It's one of my favorite pictures to show why I always carry egg patterns with me.

Needless to say, this pattern worked great.