Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Fly Fishing Show

Once again, it's that time of the year for the shows.   I will be in Denver again this year.  Stop by and visit me.  I will have my Hopper Juan kits for sale as well as the finished product for sale.  Oh, I also have some "Hoppertunity and Got Hoppers?" Stickers for you guys.  
Let me know if there are any specific patterns you want to see.  
See you soon!  

Click HERE for more info.  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

May your stocking be filled with tippet, hooks, leaders, Simms socks, bobbins and threads.

May your holiday season be filled with joy and happiness!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Film Review: Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

For those of you who have ever fished Rocky Mountain National Park, you will find this DVD a great addition to your fly fishing library.  If you have yet to fish the park, this DVD will have you wanting to schedule that trip as soon as the ice comes off the water.
In almost a complete opposite style of the current fly fishing DVDs out there right now, Josh Rickard has completed a new film about fishing the park.   This is not an action packed, grip and grin with photo-drones floating above the water's surface capturing video footage angles never seen before with the most current techno/hip hop/alternative music blasting in the background film.  It's more of a relax and drink a beer or even chocolate milk type of film.  There isn't a lot of gear information packed into this film, which I was appreciative of. If I already know how to fish and want to go there, I already know what to use.   Instead, there are crystal clear images of some of the lakes and streams that you will encounter.  The narration was sparse and just the right amount for this type of film.  I was glad to see that this film was slowed down a bit and some of the breathtaking views were shown.  It makes you want to go there even more.   At around 35 minutes, it's not too long or too short.  It covers several lakes and areas, and only scratches the surface of what is available in the park.
I don't often push films on my blog, but this one is great and well with getting.   Once you watch it, you may be wondering why films are not made like this anymore.  Most new films are like uber-fast fly rods.  This one, like a good dry fly rod, is smooth and relaxing and lets you enjoy it.
You can order here.  http://www.rockymountainflyfisher.com/rocky%20mountiain%20national%20park%20movie.html

Got Hoppers?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another Fly Tying Demo

This Saturday, I will be at The Peak Fly Shop here in Colorado Springs from 10am -12pm.
I'll be tying up some of my creations as well as some popular patterns for the area.  I hope to see you there.

More info HERE

Friday, December 6, 2013

Fly Tying Demo

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.

Click here for more info.

Thanks and I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Twisted Sister


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