Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Frankenfly interviews Hopper Juan

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.  
Thanks to Paul Beel and Frankenfly.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The CDC Spun Dun-BWO

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.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gear Review: Orvis Clearwater Reels

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.  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Made in the USA-Orvis

Here is another video about Orvis Fly Rods.  What I like about the different Orvis videos is that they are well made.   The information is great and the quality is awesome.  Take a look.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I don't often post videos here, but this one is too great not to share it with you.  Make sure to play it in HD.  Enjoy!

Vermillion from Kitchen Sink Studios ®, INC. on Vimeo.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Foam Back Emerger

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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


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!!