Posts Tagged ‘Streamer’

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Bork Bork Rainbow

Bork Bork Rainbow

Bork Bork Rainbow You’ve gotta love all the colored up stillwater rainbows this time of year. Here is a little guy taken on a Bork Bork Bugger a few weeks ago.


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!


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.