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Ghetto Craw

Ghetto Craw

Cray Fish, Crawdad or Mud Bug what ever you want to call them we all know fish love them. From juvenile esox to fat rainbows they all key in on them at some point so you better have a good selection. I like to separate them into two general groups, Ambiguous and Realistic. In my […]


Double Tramp

Double Tramp

Tie Fighter

Tie Fighter

Fur Burger

Fur Burger

Hook: Gamakatsu B10s # 2 Eyes: Pseudo Eyes Plus Large Tail: Craft Fur Foul Guard: Calves Tail Body and Head: Custom Blended Dubbing, one part wool one part mixed ice wing fiber. I developed this baitfish pattern while fishing for late season Wipers. In the fall they feed heavily on gizzard shad and often times […]


EL Chupacabra Tutorial

EL Chupacabra Tutorial

    Highly influenced by Brad Bohen’s Hang Time and fortified with Clear Cure Goo El Chupacabra is a staple in my Esox arsenal. After years of fishing and tweaking it’s a great confidence pattern that can be tied in a just about any color scheme you can imagine. But don’t think of El Chupacabra […]


Sasquatch

Sasquatch

Some years back I joined a fly swap on the Drake and it threw me a bit of a curve ball. Unlike local fly swaps these were going around the word and to several people across the country. So I set out to develop a highly versatile pattern that could be fished anywhere, anytime for […]


It’s officially winter in the SLC

It’s officially winter in the SLC

See you next year

See you next year

Unfortunately for most of us it’s time to put the terrestrials away. Cheers and lets hope these two were successful.


A round of applause please…

A round of applause please…

…For the Cutthroat trout. It’s pretty hard to find someone that doesn’t have a fondness for cutthroat if they have ever fished for them. If they haven’t had the chance they more than likely hope that one day they will cross paths with such a finned creature. Other than the occasional bitching about a lackluster […]


Good Morning

Good Morning

Shuck Norris

Shuck Norris

Shuck Norris I know it’s been long since I’ve posted any content. 2010 was banner and one for the record books and I fulling intend on catching up and dumping some content. I don’t really get much time form October to January to blog, tie and such. But oddly enough I have more time than […]


Ghetto Love

Ghetto Love

Ghetto Love So what do you say to someone that has just cast into a pod of carp, lets it sink, gets three strips in and the rod doubles over? “Thats not a musky you just ass hooked a oversized goldfish”. What do you say when you get done photographing and releasing the ass hooked […]


Hatches 2010

Hatches 2010

Hatches 2010 The anual print edition of my favorite tying magazine is now available and includes some awesome articles from the likes of Alex Cerveniak, Ulf Hagstom and written word by Bob White the man the myth the bad ass! I also have my first published article, The Chubby Muffin Cicada, one of my favorite […]


The Eat

The Eat

The Eat This was a fish caught by a friend of mine Matt Warner while on a trip this summer. The fish ate a decent sized hopper mid day and right before I netted him he puked up a 6 3/4” baby brown, I’m guessing he ate it the night before or very early that […]


The Promised Land

The Promised Land

The Promised Land First off I’d like to apologize to the dozen people that probably read my blog for being such a slacker as of late. Or maybe as of the last couple months is more suitable? I find it hard to spend time indoors during the summer let alone at a computer and away […]


Tiger Boy Meets Musky Man

Tiger Boy Meets Musky Man

Tiger Boy Meets Musky Man December 2008 I opened a hot off the presses Hatches Magazine, there staring me in the face was something like nothing that I’d ever seen before… Brad Bohen’s HANG TIME! That day  my approach for fishing and tying streamers for predatory fish changed drastically. My eyes were opened to “engineering and […]


Transitions

Transitions

Transitions After a long spring of grinding days for musky I decided it was time to change up the game and chase some trout. When I came back from Wisconsin the rivers where raging and damns were overflowing. That has since gave way to more sustainable flows and some nice clear high water with fat […]


Skirt Flies

Skirt Flies

Skirt Flies This winter I started incorporating bass skirts into some of my streamer patterns. At the time I couldn’t think of a reason why they wouldn’t work out and fish well but you never know. After a long rough spring and plenty of R & D summer is upon us and skirt flies have […]


What The Dry Fly?

What The Dry Fly?

What The Dry Fly? Recently I finished up my very first article for the 2010 publication of  Hatches Magazine and I couldn’t be anymore pleased. Hatches is by far my favorite tying magazine and in all honestly the only one that I subscribe to. So to have a chance to contribute to my favorite tying publication […]


Ghetto Trampin’

Ghetto Trampin’

Ghetto Trampin’ Once again I’ve been too busy fishing, tying, working and living life so I’ve been slacking on the blog. I’ve been back from Wisco for over a week now and have been chasing a few trout around and enjoying a wet wade or two… My time in Wisco was nothing short of amazing […]


The Release…

The Release…

The Release… Recently I’ve really been taking that extra few moments to appreciate the fish I catch and enjoy the release. It always makes me smile to see a picture of a angler thats looking down at the fish in admiration instead cheesing out to the camera. I promised myself this year was that I […]


Fish Porn Friday!

Fish Porn Friday!

Fish Porn Friday! Though I’ve kept things moving along with the fly porn I’ve really dropped the ball with the fish porn recently. Here are a couple from this year on the Tiger Musky Trail for you guys to check out. June looks like it should be a solid month chasing Essox for me… I’m […]


Ghetto Tramp

Ghetto Tramp

Ghetto Tramp Ghetto Tramps conception came to be one fateful snowy cold day in January on a trip to Cabelas. The reason for the trip was to pilfer the gear section of hooks and a few other odds and ends. Clint, Matt and I split up and shopped around for a little bit. After a […]


Mid Winter R & D Pays Off!

Mid Winter R & D Pays Off!

Mid Winter R & D Pays Off! A good portion of my time on the water is spent testing and fishing patterns I’ve been working on… What I’m working on at the vice more often than not dictates where I fish and what I throw.  To me there is no reason for me to say […]