Jan 28, 2010

Getting ready for the Great Waters Expo

I wanted to make sure I had plenty of flies tied up for the big show. I think I should be good.

Jan 24, 2010

Blue Bayou

Been tying flies for the Expo next weekend. These two Blue Bayou are heading to Finland for Simon of Pike Fly Fishing Articles.

Jan 19, 2010

New Year Flies

Time is almost up for you to send me an email and claim your fly. This is only for people signed up as a follower.


Jan 16, 2010

Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

I have been invited to tie at the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo in Chicago at the end of the month. This will be the biggest Fly Fishing show in the Midwest.


Jan 15, 2010

Box of goodies

Got a box of goodies from Simon over at http://pikeflyfishingarticles.blogspot.com/. Top knotch stuff buddy. These will go in my collection.
And Simon...the side gifts you sent for my daughter were wonderful, she absolutely loved them. Thank you.

Jan 14, 2010

Fish porn

We often post pictures of the fish we bring to the net. Well, this was my best catch ever. My beautiful wife.

Jan 13, 2010

My dad

My dad is probably the one I have to thank for my love of the outdoors and fishing. So I thought I would post his websites.



Yak hair flies

Did another load of flies the other night while watching "The Born Supremacy."

Most are about ten inches long.

Jan 12, 2010

C & F Fly turner

My old turner sustained a fatal fall from my table the other day and had to be buried. I did some searching and decided to purchase a turner with a larger wheel. I also like the fact that it has slits in it for the hooks to slide in, instead of pushing the hook point into the foam. The foam wheel on the old turner looked like a pin cushion and I had problems with the flies flopping from side to side as the turner spun.

Jan 5, 2010

Big barracuda

Being a big pike guy- I have always wanted to target big cudas. I have a few shots on my desk top from guys bragging about their catches.

Jan 4, 2010

Tying with YAK hair

I think YAK hair is my new favorite material. These are all about 10 inches long. While the YAK is not as bulky, I do think it will shed water better and should still present a big enough silhouette for the fish. Some of these flies still need heads, but I like to tie a bunch and then spend a night doing nothing but epoxy.

Jan 2, 2010

Fly Tying Area

Thought it would be interesting to post where the creativity happens in my house. This is my corner of the basement. Can you tell my other hobbie?