Posts Tagged ‘Nick Granato’

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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!