Monday, January 26, 2015

Oh Snap!

It's been a bit tough for me lately getting a blog post up.  I am still without my own computer to use, upload photos, edit and all that good stuff that goes into blogging.  I've had some other issues to deal with as well, such as taking care of my wife.  2 weeks ago, she was headed over to the neighbors house to pick up some free Broncos tickets to the AFC Divisional game.  Outside the house, she slipped on some ice and broke her wrist.  Last week she had surgery and things are getting better by the day.  We go in tomorrow to have the stitches out.
As for tying goes, I am still tying up parachutes and Sparkle/Compara duns.  Later down the road, I'll do a post about tying with hair and choosing hair for these patterns.  I have a lot of ideas in my noggin about future tying posts.  I have some tying to do for the area shops and some custom ties for locals and some flies that are going to get fished in New Zealand.   Stick with me....I'll be back to posting videos and other content after I get my computer fixed.  For now, enjoy a few patterns I tied this weekend and start day dreaming about throwing dries to rising fish in a warm summer breeze.  I've been doing that since November!
Natural colored quill-#16
#16 Tan X Caddis

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Denver Fly Fishing Show Time.

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  Fresh off a Christmas Vacation, the Fly Fishing Show brings together fly fishing's best tiers, authors, friends, vendors, and shoppers.  With so much to see, it's a great break from the winter time blues.  Once again, I will be sitting somewhere on tier's row twisting up some of my favorite bugs.  This year, I want to show you some great Compara Duns, Sparkle Duns and biot bodied parachutes, along with some other patterns to break it up a bit.  Let me know if you want to see something particular and I'll see if I can take the materials.  I hope to see you there!  

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Happy New Year!!!

This year, I hope to blog more, provide more fishing and tying info for you all and show more photos.

Problem computer is down and out, so getting off to a great start will be a bit hard to do until I get it fixed.  If anyone out there wants to offer up a few hundred $$$$s, to help out the Hopper Juan please shot me an e-mail!!  Just kidding.   No, but really......

Next week, I'll be in Denver for the Denver Fly Fishing Show sitting on tier's row, twisting up some different bugs.  I hope to see you there.

Happy New Year.

Hopper Juan