Archive for November, 2012

Sparkle Dad Tutorial

Sparkle Dad Tutorial

The woolly bugger was one of the first flies I ever tied.  It taught me a tying technique that I would apply many times over the year.  it was almost my favorite smallmouth fly back in the day.  Eventually, I want to add some tweaks.  Mostly, more movement and a bigger profile.  The Sparkle Dad […]


Rule Breakers

Rule Breakers

The easiest rule to learn about muskies is:  they don’t care about the rules.   There are definitely “rules” you can follow to increase the odds of getting a muskie to eat.  And there are a lot of them.  Muskie fisherman are perhaps the most guilty of over analyzing when a fish will eat.  Moonrise, moonset, […]


Predator

Predator

Won’t be long before ice up and this rod will finally get put away.  I sees a lot of time on open water.


Stuck With Each Other

Stuck With Each Other

  As a kid growing up, my brothers and I were more or less forced to fish together.  My parents didn’t want us fishing alone.  Most of the time it wasn’t an issue.  Other times, like all brothers, there was drama.  Who had to row, where we would fish, how we would fish, should we […]


Sparkle-dads

Sparkle-dads

One of my favorite crayfish imitations for trout and bass.


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

Beer Heals All Wounds

Beer Heals All Wounds

A good friend was recently faced with a conundrum.  Here’s the short version…his line from a local shop was on backorder.  For the inconvenience, the shop guy offered up his own line for the day.  My buddy got a snag, and 18″ of the front taper of a streamer line broke off.  No big deal…or […]


Last fly off the vise

Last fly off the vise

A GBGH heading to Minnesota.    


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 […]