Sunday, March 9, 2014

Trip report Dream Stream 3/9/14

Quick trip report from a trip down to the Dream Stream on 3/9/14. Dale and I new we where in trouble when we hit Hartsel and the temperature gauge was ready around -15 and -18. We drove down past the main lot and headed down towards the inlet Eleven Mile. River was not fish able down low.
Lower river above Eleven Mile
 Moved up to the middle lot and head out to the  river and temp was still around -15. Fished till around 2:30pm, hooked and landed around dozen fish. Most of the fish where 16" to 20" range. The fly that seemed to working the best was a red Span Juan Worm and a size 16 flash pheasant tail. When we left the temp was up to 20 degrees. And when we hit Denver the temp was 70 degrees, what a swing in temps today.

Upper river looking down stream

Dale and the fish of the day

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fly Tying Video Razor Foam Stimi

My newest Video, Razor Foam Stimi. Check it out and let me know what you think. Very productive Pattern. Please view in HD.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New Tying Video RS-2 Variant

It has been a while, took the time yesterday to put up a new tying video. Been tying this pattern at my demos' this winter and been getting really good response. This video features a product from Nature's Sprit, Bleached and Dyed Peacock Herl. In this video I'm using the muskrat grey color, they have many colors of these herls. Check it out and let me know what you think

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 Fly Fishing Show

Starting to get packed for the 2014 Fly Fishing Show. Have a bad habit of trying to bring everything but the kitchen sink and the it looks this year is no different. Stop by and say hi. You also check out the new bench from Finest Fly Tying bench of Colorado. Any request, let me know. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Natures Sprit Bleached and Dyed Muskrat Grey Peacock Herl

I've had this in my material stash for a while, Natures Sprit Bleached and Dyed Peacock Herl. This stuff is really cool. It comes in multiple colors. These are a couple variations of a RS-2 tied with this peacock herl. The bodies are coated with Deer Creek Flies Diamond Fine UV resin. Check thenm out     

Sunday, November 17, 2013

It's been awhile, I'm still around and here is a quick fishing report from today

Took a little break from blog, thanks for every one's patience. Been dealing with a very busy home life. Fly tying and fly fishing has taken a little bit of a back seat. Excited about the rest of the year and the new year.

Got the kitchen pass to hit the river. Took off to the South Platte at Decker's. While I was getting geared up had this red fox come up a watch.

 Now lets talk about the fishing. the morning started out a little slow. Started out right below Decker's, flows where at 140cfs and the day was gorgeous.
 Dropped down below Turnbull at around 11:00am and that was when things really heated up. 1/2 dozen fish in about 45min and it stayed steady for the next hour. I haven't been down that far in a while and I was pleasantly surprised. The quality of the fish was great, nothing under 16" was brought to the net. Quite a few fish at around 18"
The flies of the day was a sparkle wing RS-2 and Mercury Black Beauty in a size 18. The "D" rib golden stone nymph did pick up a couple fish.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Two new fly paterns added to the 2014 Montana Fly Company line up.

I'm excited to announce MFC picked up three new fly patterns for there 2014 catalog. They picked up the Rubber Leg D Rib Golden Stone Nymph in sizes 8 thru 12. This doesn't replace the standard D rib Golden Stone, It just adding rubber legs in the bigger sizes. The rubber legs just don't work to well in the smaller sizes. Then they also added the Stuffed Olive and the Stuffed Coffee. The Stuffed Olive and Stuffed Coffee have been excellent producers over the last two years, they have turned into one of my go to patterns. It was exciting to get two new patterns added in year that MFC did not add a lot of new patterns. More detailed info coming up on these patterns, stay tuned to this blog.
Rubber Leg D Rib Golden Stone Nymph


 Stuffed Coffee
Stuffed Olive and Stuffed Coffee

Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Cableas Store

Me and my neighbor took a drive down to the new Cableas store in Lonetree, Co. The new store is beautiful, it is about 94,000 square feet of outdoor heaven.  The store opened a little over a week ago, the grand opening weekend was a circus. There was at times a 4 hour wait to get in the store on the grand opening weekend . After a week the shelves seamed fairly well stocked. So we get in the store and head back to fly shop to check it out. What do we find, a so called fly shop stuck back in the corner. I can tell you this our local fly shops have nothing to worry about, our local Bass Pro Shop has a better fly shop than the Cableas. Even our local Sportsmans Warehouse has a better fly shop than the Cableas. If you walked and blinked you could miss the fly tying section. Then we went looking for the fly bins, and too our surprise there was just a very small selection. The fly bins where shockingly small, I think Dick's Sporting goods has more fly bins then the Cableas. Then we started looking at there prices, I will just say this they are high. As a outdoor store it is great, the fly shop is a disappointment.