Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 Fly Fishing Show January 7th, 8th & 9th

Getting ready to tie at the 2011 Fly Fishing Show. Here is a sample of what I'm going to be tying this year at the show. Please stop by and introduce yourself and ask any questions. Hope to see you at the show.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Stuffed Coffee nymph pattern

I have been playing with this little attractor nymph for about a week. Finally have it where I want it, this is a color variation of the Stuffed Olive.

Hook: TMC3761 Size 14 thru 18
Bead: Luccent Tungsten Coffee color
Thread: 8/0 Rusty brown
Tail: Coq De Lon Fibers
Rib: X-SM Gold with SM Copper Brown wire
Abdomen: 8/0 Rusty brown thread colored with a sepia prismacolor marker. Just on the top of the abdomen.
Wing Case: Lagartun Flat Mini Braid in Olive
Thorax: Rusty Brown Dubbing - Dubbed in a dubbing loop

The Hopper Juan in the Sunday Denver Post

Browsing thru the Sunday Denver Post this morning I get to the outdoor section and see this nice little article on the upcoming shows this next weekend. What really caught my eye was the big picture right dab in the middle of The Hopper Juan. Juan and I got to know each other about 4 years ago at the West Denver TU, he tracked me down and wanted to trade hopper patterns. Juan and I where both picked up by Montana Fly Co. the same year. This was really cool to see, Juan is one of the good guys in this industry.