Nov 29, 2011

Foam head cutter

This is actually a guitar pick maker from, but it cuts sweet 1" foam heads. These are from 1 mm foam sheets. These will speed up head making allot. It takes about a second to punch two sides. Just glue them over the fly and done. I will tie up a few shortly and post them.

Nov 28, 2011

New stickers

Send be an address if you want one.

Nov 26, 2011


Why is it that every time I vacuum it looks like a herd of My Little Ponies went through a tree shredder?

Nov 24, 2011

Gizzard shad flies

Been playing with some new shad flies shaped a little different from my normal minnows. I definantly like the straighter back and deeper bellow. Will have to try some normal half and half colors to see how they look.

Haven't figured out a good way to represent the black dot behind the head yet.

Nov 19, 2011

Indiana on the Fly show

Stop by and see me if your in the area.

Nov 16, 2011

Fly Storage

Everyone has there own way to store their flies. I throw large 10+ inch flies that are tall, long and thin like a real minnow. Very few boxes are large enough to hold them. None of which will even fit in my chest pack. I sell the flies in these neat little plastic sleeves, which cost around .08 each. I also carry them on the water in these as well. The flies come out of the bag in the nice flat way they should be fished. Most flies out of boxes tend to get squished and bent. I can also put 30-40 flies in the area of a VHS box or the average medium fly box. Another advantage is no extra weight, nor stiffness to the chest pack from the box. I have also found these bags to work nicely in carrying 3 size 6-7 ring cigars. Bonus!

Nov 14, 2011

Line control on the pontoon

Often in a float trip I make forays to the bank and then back into the pontoon. I bring a shooting basket with me and lay it on the left side of the pontoon, between the rod holders. If I make a stop I simply carry the basket with me and lay it on the bank to start fishing. The line is already out and fed into the basket and ready to shoot. Before getting back in to the pontoon I shoot the line and strip it back into the basket. I carry the basket back to the pontoon. It is now ready to shoot once I get headed back down the river again. This saves lots of time in preparing the line when movong from the bank to the pontoon.

Nov 8, 2011

Fall salmon fishing

I caught 3 chinook and had a few good runs but no pics of them.

Nov 3, 2011

Cigar boxes

New cigar box from cao, sopranos edition. Coated wood outside with pleather inside.

Nov 2, 2011

Pontoon fishing

This is how I spend most of my floats in the pontoon. The higher vantage point gives me more movement and more visibility of the water. I put the line on the seat in front of me as a stripping basket.