Archive for February, 2010

Fly Tying Freakshow

Fly Tying Freakshow

Fly Tying Freakshow Published in The Drake Recently my¬†good friend Corey Kruitbosch was kind enough to spend a little time with me and a few of my flies. The intention was to shoot a few of Rainy’s Fly submissions before I had to send them off… Little did I know the creative juices would flow […]


More Chubby Love

More Chubby Love

More Chubby Love CMS Matthew Warner Matthew Warner caught this nice Cutthroat a few weeks ago and followed it up with a Brown last weekend on a Chubby Muffin Sculpin. Who says fish won’t move to eat in the dead off winter? Not these guys!


Bork Bork Bugger

Bork Bork Bugger

Bork Bork Bugger The last couple years I’ve been fishing and incorporating more and more UV into my patterns. In particular Hareline’s UV Ice Wing Fiber and Ice Dubs . Some days it makes all the difference and I’m currently reading a book to better understand why fish sometimes respond so well to UV. Click […]


I smell Ice-Off

I smell Ice-Off

I smell Ice-Off I’m starting to check dates from previous years and tie flies in anticipation of ice-off. Sometimes it can be all hype… But sometimes it pays off well. These are a couple memorable fish from last year. It’s time to bust out the journals and start tying flies!


Published in American Angler

Published in American Angler

Published In American Angler Photographer: Adam Barker Adam took this picture of Matthew Warner and I this summer while we were sitting on the bank of Big Hole in Montana after a rough day of floating. Adam is a amazing photographer and his work is a must see http://www.adambarkerphotography.com/


Chubby Muffin Sculpin

Chubby Muffin Sculpin

The Chubby Muffin Sculpin I started tying and fishing the Chubby Muffin last fall and it is now the staple sculpin pattern in my box. I fish it with a strip and pause retrieve to make it look like it’s injured and fleeing. The key is to swim and present the fly with it’s head […]


Bull Trout like the White Sasquatch

Bull Trout like the White Sasquatch

First Bull Trout. He ate a white Sasquatch on a strip pause retrieve.