Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Tying Video of the Bruised D Rib Stonefly Nymph

This is a variation of my D rid stone fly nymph. This is the Bruised D Rib nymph. Take The Black D Rib Nymph and add a Deep blue Luccent bead and some purple peacock herl to the the thorax. Give it a try and let me know what you think

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Luccent Caddis Larva Video

New tying Video
Luccent Caddis Larva
This is a new pattern I've been playing around with. This pattern is a quick tie and has simple materials to find. Enjoy and let me know what you think
Hook: MFC 7045 Sizes 12 threw 16
Bead: Black Bead to match hook
Thread: 8/0 Black
Rib: X-SM Green wire
Abdomen: MFC Luccent Micro Cheneille Green
Thorax: MFC Black Generation X Dubbing, SLF Black Spiky Squirrel & Black UV Ice Dubbing
Scud Back: Mottled Olive Scud back

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Scud pattern

Been working on a new scud pattern for a while now. Think I have it where I want it. It is a fairly simple tie. The dubbing mixture is a mix of the SLF spiky squirrel and UV Ice dub. It has the Diamond Hard resin on the back over a scud back. The eyes are a neat touch but you don't need them.
The Diamond Olive Scud

The Diamond Grey Scud

It's been a while - Few pic's from the last couple trips

Here are few pic's from my last couple trips.
Frist trip was a day at Spinney in the tubes. Second trip was a day on the Dream Stream

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tour of My flying room

I thought I would do a video tour of my tying room. I have had a request to see a more detailed shot of my beach. He is a video tour of my room. Now remember I've been tying for 25 years, it has taken that long to accumulate all of this.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Silent Auction Fly Box for the Alzheimer's walk

I was asked by a very good friend to a fly box for a fund raiser for the Alzheimer's walk. The box was donated by Montana Fly Company. Juan Ramirez donated a dozen flies to the box, I tied the other 4-1/2 dozen flies in the box. The box will be in the silent auction. If you live in the Denver metro area and would like to come and bid on the fly box.The fund raiser is at the Front Range Inn in Lakewood. The Front Range Inn is located about a 1/2 mile west of Wadsworth on Morrison Rd. They will food and drink plus a car show. All the money goes to a great cause. Stop by and check it out. The fund rasier is on Sunday August 26th from 12:00 to 4:00pm

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A few pic's of whats being tied at the vise lately

These have been some of the hottest patterns this summer

Amy's Ant - two different colors

Original Amy's Ant

A little different version of the DH Hopper

A bunch of Amy's Ants

Size 14 DH Hopper

Amy's Ant

Golden Stone Color Amy's ant

Caddis larva - This thing has been on fire

Caddis Larva

 A bunch of caddis larva

More info to come on some of these patterns

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Product Review Allen Co Cascade Rod and Gear Bag

I have been in the market for a new rod and gear bag. I stumbled across this one by accident. I already own there wader bag and very happy with it. There bags are very well built and very affordable. The Cascade rod and gera bags retails for around $100.00. Zippers are heavy duty and smooth. This bag will hold a lot of gear. One of the neat features is that it will hold 10' rods in the rod section. The section that holds the rods is very protective of the rods. Lots of pockets for what ever you want to carry. So if you looking for quality gear bags for an affordable price check them out. I do know that Sportsman Warehouse carries a few of the bags.

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's Been a while

Just thought I would give a quick update, It's been a while. I have been enjoying my new grandson Jousha, he has been keeping the family busy. He has been a absolute joy he is now almost 4 months old.  Can't wait to get a fly rod in his hands.

Now onto some fishing reports.

Fathers day I was able to take out and hit  Cheesman Canyon for a few hours in the morning. Flows where good at about 195cfs. Fishing was good but not great. I was totally surprised by how empty the canyon was for a weekend. What I also realized was the canyons is one of those place that you need to fish on a regular bases to have confidence. The day started off with a 3 fly nymph rig, took a little to pick up the first fish a feisty rainbow. This is still on of the most scenic places I know.

The Wednesday before fathers day me and Rick took off to south park for a little still water action at Antero. The fishing was some what slow. I was able to test out my new frame less pontoon boat from Creek company.  Did get a killer picture a damsel nymph, I was surprised on how bright green the color was. The cali hatch was pretty slow, saw a few dries.
My new toy. This thing is awesome

The last report was from about 3 weeks ago. Kelly and I took of to the Arkansas river at Hayden meadows. It was a beautiful day for fishing, we had the river to our shelves. Arrived at the river around 8:30am and geared up. The morning started off with a bang and by early afternoon it was fishing real slow. A green caddis larva seemed to be the ticket. Did switch over to a dry dropper, the dropper seemed to be the ticket. Hardly saw any top water action.

Fly of the day
Watching Kelly land this fish was a thing of beauty(not)
Wish I would have video taped it.

finally landed it

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pheasant Tail Nymph - The Many Colors

The Pheasant Tail nymph is still one of my all time favorites. It is not just one color any more, natural. I tie and fish my Pheasant Tail nymphs in 5 colors, for this article I tied 2 more new colors.
I fish a black and olive more than the natural Pheasant Tail nymph. With the advent of the colored beads it adds another level to the Pheasant tail Nymph. 

The pheasant tail nymph today is still a thing of beauty. They are a fairly quick tie and a lot of variations. Go ahead a give them a try.


Standard Pheasant Tail Nymph. Colors from left to right, rusty brown, chartreuse, black, olive, black/red, red & natural.

 A few variations of the BH Pheasant Tail Nymph, Blue, red, Mercury natural & natural.

 BH red pheasant tail nymph

BH natural flash back pheasant tail nymph

 BH blue pheasant tail nymph

 Natural pheasant tail nymph

 Black and red pheasant tail nymph

Just a few colors of pheasant tails. Black, natural, chartreuse, olive, rusty brown, red & blue

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Cleaning on some Equipment

I have a couple Items I would like to sell. I wanting to do some upgrading so I would like to offer these items up for sale.

Loop Multi Fly Rod
9'-6" 4pcs 6 weight rod with fitting butt
Rod has been used less than 5 times. In excellent condition. This rod is a fast action rod. Great still water rod and big river rod.
Price $250.00+shipping

Please post any questions in the comments.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Very Special Week!!!!!

First of all I would like to apologize for the lack of activity lately. Life has been really crazy. This past week week my wife and I welcomed our first grandchild into the world. My daughter Jenna had her first child Tuesday night. His name is Joshua Robert Martin, 8lbs 3oz and 21-3/4" long. Mom and son are doing great, they came home from the hospital on Thursday.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day on the water

Had the chance on Friday to call in Fishing. Convinced on of my co-workers Kelly to also call Fishing. We headed down to a local South Park fishing hole. First of all the weather was amazing, clear blue skies, warm temps and a slight breeze. The day started of a little slow in the morning, but heated up mid to late morning. The fly of the day was a little red midge tied on a red hook. The crowds did get a little crazy, for the most part everybody polite and courteous. All in all a great day.  Here are a few pics of the day.

24" male rainbow

another nice rainbow

Kelly with his fish of the day

Beautiful cutty