Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2015 Fall Fly Fishing Rendezvous


Please come join me at the 2015 Fall Fly Fishing Rendezvous. I will tying up some old and some new patterns.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Tying Video Mini DH Hooper

This pattern came about from a good friend of mine wanting a small hopper pattern. Up in south park there as an abundance of tiny hoppers in the grass along the creeks and rivers. The DH Hopper has been around for a while and has had many versions.   Enjoy

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mini DH Hooper - Finally at last figured it out

Finally figured it out and I really like the looks of this little hopper. Been trying to get the DH hopper down in size to match the small hoppers up in South park. Really like the Umpqua competition series 550 hook for this pattern. If you don't want to pay the price for those hooks TMC 2488 hooks also work. This fly will also work as a general attractor pattern. I will get a video up shortly on this pattern.

Size 10 an 12 Mini DH Hopper Umpqua C550 competition hook

Size 12 Mini DH Hopper TMC2488 Hook

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tryiny something different

Playing around at the vise today tried a different hook on my "D" rib golden stone nymph. I have seen a few stones tied a scud hook, so I thought I would give it a try. I like the looks of the fly on the current hook that I use but my current hook is a little week. First needed to figure out what size scud hook compared to the size of hook was comparable to the hook I was tying on. Here are a few pictures of the results. My first impression is I like what I see.  Going to try to get out later this week and give them a try and see if the fish agree.
Various sizes

Size 8 scud hook versus size 12 3xl

Size 6, Size 8 & Size 10 Scud hooks

Size 8, Size 6 and Size 10 scud hooks

Few pictures from my last three trips

Small Creek In South Park

Blue Rive Rainbow

Another beauty from the Blue River

Cheeseman Canyon Rainbow

Close up

Another Fat Cheeseman Rainbow

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bead Storage

Found a slick new way to store all of the different beads that I have. The tray is from a company called Bead Storage Solutions. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like filled up. It also has a clear plastic lid the covers the tray and locks into place. Here is a link to the web site to purchase them.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tying Videos fro the Tiers Point of View

Just recently came up with a way to short videos from the tiers point of view. I did post a new video for the DH Hopper revised just recently and that was shot from the tiers point of view. I don't know if it makes a difference but I think it will be helpful to the beginning fly tier.  I did get a couple requests to see my set up for shooting videos from the tiers point of view. Here are a few pictures showing my set up. Bought a inexpensive spotting scope mount for a car window and then made a wood stand to mount it too. I'm setting the stand on my key board tray and using a small spring to hold it to the tray. It is actually fairly easing to work around. Please let me know if you have questions