Friday, December 25, 2015

Mercer's Poxy Back Golden Stone

Poxy Back Golden Stone from Juan Ramirez-Hopper Juan on Vimeo.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Take a few minutes, when you have time or need a break, to check out this new video I did for you all.  It's the Mercer's Poxy Back Golden Stone.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A few flies from the vise and the Micro Magic Tool

I've been tying a lot lately and I wanted to share a few images with you guys.  One item that I recently purchased is the Mirco Magic Tool by Marc Petijean.  If you tie small flies using CDC as well as small soft hackles, this is the tool you need.  I have only played around with it for a few days, but with that, I can say that it is well with it.  All the soft hackle images below are tied with this tool.    I have been using some Brahma Hen hackles as well as Coq De Leon Saddle Hackle for these soft hackles.  These feathers are too long for small soft hackles, but with the tool, it makes it easy to get the right size.  I'll have to do a video on how it works.  
For now, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.  

Fist of all, Hoppy Holidays!!!!
Soft Hackles 

Golden Stonefly cross between my iStone and Carl's D-Rib Stone.  

Magic Tool and Soft Hackle

Carl's D-Rib Golden Stone.   

Etha Wing Caddis
Parachute E-Z Caddis
CDC Caddis 
Missing Link Caddis
Iron Sally 
Flashback Hares Ear 

Poxy Back Biot Golden Stone
20 Incher 

BH Soft Hackle Hares Ear
Leggy Stone!!
Stimi Chew Toy
Chubby!!! # 12
Rogue Stone, Golden 
Copper John

BH Rubber Legs
Beatis Nymph
Partridge Soft Hackle

Monday, December 21, 2015

Morrish's Iron Sally Tying Video

Morrish's Iron Sally from Juan Ramirez-Hopper Juan on Vimeo.

The Iron Sally is an awesome stone pattern for both the small Yellow Sallies as well as the smaller sized Golden Stones.  I like this pattern because of the thin profile and the weight of the pattern.  Tied with a tungsten bead, it will dive down to where the fish are in faster water.  It's an easy pattern to tie and only requires a few materials.  Take a look.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Phase 1 of Fly Rods for Sale. Orvis Helios 2

I am looking to move a few rods from my arsenal.

I am selling my guide rods.  They are all in great shape.

available are:
10' 3wt. Orvis Helios 2 Tip Flex
10' 4wt. Orvis Helios 2 Tip Flex
9' 4wt. Orvis Helios 2 Tip Flex
9' 5wt. Orvis Helios 2 Tip Flex

All come with a rod sock and lightweight graphite rod tube as pictured.

If you are interested, Please e-mail me,

All rods are $400.00 plus shipping.  I am willing to deliver/meet in Denver.

Pay Pal or cash.

Phase 2 rods for sale will be Hardy Zenith Fly Rods.  Stay tuned......

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Rogue Foam Golden Stone Fly

Rogue Foam Golden Stone Fly from Juan Ramirez-Hopper Juan on Vimeo.

When summer rolls around, make sure you have a few of these tucked away in your box.  These are great for imitating the golden stones as well as the hoppers.  They work well as a hopper pattern too.  If you are smart, you will have a few markers in your vest or pack to color these up as needed to match the stones or hoppers.