Wednesday, March 30, 2011


If nothing else, it will freak out the fish and they will strike in horror.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mounting Barbell Eyes

This is a cool way to mount eyes on a fly.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stan Bogdan Dies

Stan Bogdan, 92, of Nashua, NH died on March 27, 2011. There will be a memorial service Tuesday, April 5 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Church in Nashua.
Stan, born in Nashua in 1918 and trained as a machinist, was a legendary craftsman of fine fly fishing reels.  He produced his first reel 1940. Stan developed an innovative and highly effective double-disc brake system capable of halting even the most powerful fish while maintaining incredible smoothness, a combination which is now the hallmark of fine fly reels.

Every Bogdan reel was specially handcrafted. Stan produced about 100 reels per year. Often anglers lingered on his "waiting list" for years to obtain what has become one of the most prized pieces of equipment a fly angler could possess.

Bogdan Salmon Reel

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Federation of Fly Fishers Conclave 2011

2011 International Fly Fishing Fair Announcement
It's OFFICIAL!  Mark your calendars! The 46th Annual Fly Fishing Fair & Conclave will be held in West Yellowstone, MT on August 31st - September 3rd, 2011.  Workshops will also be available on Tuesday August 30. 
Plan to attend this spectacular event for people of all ages!  The fishing and educational opportunities will be outstanding!  More details to come soon!  Registration will open in June 2011.

See you there!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dydimo In Connecticut

The horrible rock snot has invaded the Farmington River in Connecticut.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Project Healing Waters

There will be an upcoming fund-raiser for Project Healing Waters.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

LL Bean

Had a great time this weekend tying flies at LL Bean in Dedham, MA. Had a table set up for FFF during the Spring Fishing Weekend. Thanks to all the Beaners!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Rite Mag Half-Hitch Bobbin

*Revolutionary new bobbin that allows half hitch and whip finish knots right on barrel of bobbin.
*Tapered barrel end allows half hitch and whip finish knots to slide smoothly onto hook.
*Finest surgical stainless thread tube.
*O-ring grip and thread keeper. Colored rings available for thread identification coding.
*Heavy duty, 2-16oz of tension adjustment capability.
*Rite Bobbins famous click-drag drag adjustment.
*Tapered barrel end. Forms a small nozzle to easily make half hitches and whip finish.
*Capable of a wide range of hook sizes and all fly tying functions.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Varivas & Meiho Products

Sources in Japan report that the manufacturing of Varivas and Meiho products has not been effected by the disasters in Japan.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Daiichi Hook Factory Unaffected By Disaster

Daiichi Hook Factory Unaffected
by Earthquake Disaster 
The Daiichi Hook Factory in Japan has not been affected by the recent Earthquake, Tsunami, and nuclear power plant incidents in Japan. Many have noted that the power plant in the news is named "Fukushima Daiichi," and they were concerned by that. Fortunately the Daiichi Hook Factory is located in the Osaka region of Japan more than 370 miles from the Nuclear Disaster. Contacts near the factory reported that while they did feel the Earthquake last week, there was no major damage at all in their region of Japan and none at all to the Daiichi Hook Factory.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Blog Vacation Notice

Effective today, I will be away from my blog for about two weeks.  Best Fishes.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Massachusetts A Leader In Dam Removal

Massachusetts is a North East leader in dam removal. American Rivers, reporting on the promotion of of healthy ecosystems, found that MA removed five dams last year. In total 16 dams were removed in the New England and New York areas. Near North Adams, MA the Briggsville Dam was torn down, restoring more than 30 miles of head-water streams and trout habitat.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fly Fishing Show, Valley Forge, PA

The Fly Fishing Show will be in Valley Forge, PA on March 5 & 6 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA. Stop by and say hello.