Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Performance Flies

Just got my hands on a new batch of Dohiku hooks. Dohiku are very nice barbless hooks from Slovakia. In my opinion Dohiku are far superior to Knapek and Grip hooks. Where did I find this jackpot? On Kevin Compton's site, Check out the tungsten beads and the awesome snowshoe hare feet too. Had a chance to see Kevin at the International Fly Tying Symposium last weekend. He has some great materials...check it out.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Distribution Rights of Partridge of Redditch Sold

English hook manufacturer, Partridge, has changed hands once again. About ten years ago, Mustad took over international distribution of Partridge products. Now Fishing Matters, who manage distribution of Varivas and Owner hooks, will take over Partridge distribution from Mustad.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bob Mead

Could that be Bob Mead?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

International Fly Tying Symposium

It is November and the International Fly Tying Symposium will be held this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey. Do not miss out of the largest fly tying show in the world! Many talented tyers will be on hand and there is always some new materials to pick up for the long winter ahead.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Arts Of The Angler

This year's Arts of the Angler show hosted by Jim Krul and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum was a resounding success. The show has doubled in size with an ever-growing number of vendors. There were many fine tyers on hand. I had the good fortune to sit next to Ralph Graves. There were many dealers of collectible fly fishing items. In my humble opinion, this show will, in a few years, surpass the Lang's Auction as the key place to add to your collection of the vintage and antique.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Firebug Midges

Now available from the folks that offer Nymph-Head and Real-Color Beads, comes the Firebug Midge. The zebra-style midges are conveniently offered in 3-packs in size 18. Check out the wide range of colors. The Firebugs can be found on line at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Arts Of The Angler

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum's 3rd Annual Arts of the Angler Show will take place this coming weekend, November 14 & 15. The show will be at the Ethan Allen Inn, Exit 4 on Route I-84 in Danbury, CT. Hours are Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM with dinner available at 5:30 and a not-to-be-missed live auction at 7 PM. On Sunday, come to the show 9 AM to 4 PM. Yours truly will be tying both days, chatting with all and sharing some new patterns and ideas that are not to be missed.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jack Gartside

Send some good vibes to Jack Gartside. He is having a sluggish time in his cancer fight.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

2009 International Fly Tying Symposium

It's that time of year again and the Symposium is two weeks away. Be there on November 21 & 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey. For more information check out

Monday, November 2, 2009


Bill Hickey has been stalking and catching lots of rainbows.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fly Fishing Team USA National Trials

U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships, Final Results
State College, PA,
October 24-26, 2009

1 George Daniel
2 Lance Egan
3 Norman Maktima
4 Mike Sexton
5 Devin Olsen
6 Brett Bishop
7 Cody Burgdorff
8 Brian Kimmel
9 Anthony Naranja
10 Pete Erickson