Sunday, June 26, 2011

Electric Chironomid Fly Pattern

Been Playin around with a couple new spin off's from the Yankee buzzer. Really like how these turned out, they show a lot of depth in the fly on the abdomen. The red one turned out super cool. Material lists and how to tie to come at a later date. These look super deadly, would like to come up with a better idea for the wing buds.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Trip report - 6/14/2011 South Platte River - Deckers

Had the the chance on my birthday to head out and fish. Joesph and I, a coworker took the day and head up to the South Platte at Deckers. Arrived at the Platte about 6:15am geared up and started fishing. Within the first hour we had landed fish. We started out at the fence right below Wigwam Club. The morning started of great and it continued Thur out the day. We end working our way down to the confluence of the north and south fork of the Platte. Stopping quite a few places to fish. What I noticed is how spunky the fish where. We started the day of with nymph rigs and then moved over to hopper, copper & dropper rigs. Could not get anything to take the hopper but the sub surface flies where on fire. What I did notice was that parts of the Platte are making a solid come back.

 First fish of the morning
 Joesph with a nice rainbow
 Joesph with the fish of the day. Around a 24" rainbow.

 "D" rib golden stone nymph, this fly was on fire for the day

 Juan's Royal Gorgeous caddis, this little fly was also a hot ticket.

 Juan's Hooper Juan, fish where not looking up.

Last fish of the day.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Product Review - Deercreek Flies Diamond Hard Low Tack resin and Torch

I received are care package a couple days ago from Nik Wright of Deercreek flies, he sent me some of his new UV low tack resin and a torch to cure it. The name of the resin is Diamond Hard Low Tack. Been playing around with for a couple of days now and I really like it. I have been using Loon's clear fly finish before. The Diamond Hard is a lot clear than the Loon, the Diamond hard is crystal clear. It does seem to be harder than the Loon Clear Fly Finish. The Diamond Hard is defiantly a low tack resin, once you hit it with a light no need for anything to cover it. The Diamond Hard Resin seems to be a little thinner than the Loon's Clear fly finish. As for the torch for Deercreeks resin it is a lot more powerful than Loon's new power lamp. The batteries for Deercreeks torch are a little hard to find at a fair price. I went to Walgreens to buy the batteries and they were $11 each, I then went to Batteries Plus and found them for $11 for two. Over all I would highly recommend this product to all.

 The resin and the torch

 Test fly

 Same fly different view
Another Fly