Friday, October 30, 2009

Cool Christmas Cards

Fishing Artworks Inc. Announcement
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167 Wapping Road Kingston MA 02364
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gold Butt Magic

Hans Weilenmann shares this exquisit pattern, from Europe.

Hook: Grip 14703 #12
Thread: Uni-thread 8/0, black
Hackle: Whiting hen shoulder feather, mottled - sparse
Abdomen: Polar flash, gold - flat
Rib: Polar flash, gold - corded
Thorax: Ostrich herl, black

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spirit River

Shouting out to Bill Black and Ken Menard at Spirit River. Check out their fine line of tying goods at your local fly tying emporium.

Monday, October 26, 2009

United Fly Tyers

FYI. The United Fly Tyers 50th Anniversary Gala dinner was a fun time. We heard from Jim Krul of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. Several folks from UFT of olde spoke. If you snooze, you missed cool prizes and thought-provoking speakers. See you in another 50 years.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Great Bobbin

Want an awesome bobbin? Check out Found at better suppliers of fly tying paraphernalia.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another Fall Favorite

Don't forget the Emerald Shiner.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flies For Fall Browns & Steelies

My flies of choice for fishing big bad browns and steelies in the Lakes Ontario and Erie tributaries. Hot Ass Yellow Zonker, Yellow Marabou Muddler, Mickey Finn, Yellow Zoo Cougar. OK, so fall leaf colors, fall fly colors. Sizes 2-6 are the choice. Tight lines.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Jack Dennis Retires

Rumor has it that former Fly Fishing Team USA guru, Jack Dennis, is retiring from much of his active work in the fly fishing industry. He will be around and about, but is easing back considerably.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who's The Boss?

Toad, spider or mosquito (on back leg of toad)?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bee Eating A Pork Chop

Last March in Chile, while on our great South American Trout Expedition, my friend Mike and I were fascinated by the bees that would come in and cut out a chunk of meat to take away. They would land and cut out a hole-punch-size piece of meat, tuck it up under the thorax and abdomen and lift off like a heavily-laden helicopter. This occurred every day during our shore lunch. So cool.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bridge Over The River Willimantic

Check this out. There is a bridge that spans a tributary that feeds into the Willimantic River in CT (rest stop off of I84). High Water makes the bridge a necessity, but has also, at times, pushed the bridge down stream to the I84 abutment. Well, the CFFA folks go and retrieve the bridge, float it back up stream and reinstall. That is what is happening in this small photo sequence. That's Charlie Place demonstrating the correct use and positioning of the bridge.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

United Fly Tyers

United Fly Tyers is holding a 50th Anniversary Gala celebration Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 5-9pm at Longfellow's Wayside Inn In Sudbury, MA. UFT is the oldest fly tying club in the US and welcomes all to the event. It will be an evening of dinner, cash bar, prizes and our special guest speaker Jim Krul of the the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. Contact me at for information and tickets.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Roadkill Capital

In my recent travels I have observed that Missouri seems to be the roadkill capital of the US. There were vast numbers of all manner of animals...too numerous to mention. I realize that there are several other states vying for this title. Louisiana and Tennessee are among the leaders in this category as well. (No, I did not pick up any flattened critters.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Lovebugs Louisiana Style

Had a chance to sit next to Don Lawler at the Conclave. This guy is funny and very animated. He likes to call this fly "Get A Room."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Southern Style Frogs

This fly uses an ear plug for the body. The only fly rated at 35 decibels.