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.

At the vise today

Every once in a while I get in the mood to tie up a classic. Well today that classic was a Muddler minnow with a twist. I really like tying the body with ultra wire. So hear are a couple pictures of the days work. A properly tied Muddler is a thing of beauty, these still have some work. For the most part I'm pleased with them.

Friday, July 5, 2013

It's been awhile, here is two new tying videos.

It has been awhile, life has been keeping very busy. Been fishing a little. Did get to spend some time at the vise. Here a  couple new tying videos for two of my favorite Stillwater patterns. Let me know what you think.
Timberline Emerger
Pine Squirrel Jig leech

Thursday, May 9, 2013

New tying bench - Finest Fly Tying Benches of Colorado

Back in February I had the opportunity to meet Jay Burge with Finest Fly Tying Benches. After a short period of time in talking with Jay he offered me a spot on his prostaff. After doing some researcher I accepted his offer. His workman ship as a master carpenter is absolutely amazing. Then the fun started we sat down and designed a bench to fit my needs as a tier. I also wanted to make sure the bench worked well for shows and demos to be able show of his product. Another important feature I wanted was people watching me was to be able to see what I was doing. After a couple months in the design and production of the bench, here is what we came up with. This bench is truly one of a kind, and his workman ship did not disappoint. Here are a few pictures of the final product. I plan on doing a video tour of the bench also. I will be brining it out on this winter demo and show tour. Check it out and tell me what you think. Here is a link to his web site.
set up at my desk

Another view at my desk



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Time at the vise this weekend

Spent some time this weekend working on my own boxes. Here are some of the pictures

Monday, February 18, 2013

Video - Grey Diamond Scud

My newest video, please check it out and let me know what you think

Grey Diamond Scud
Hook: MFC #7076 size 14, 1XL nymph hook
Thread: 8/0 Grey
Weight: Few Wraps .015 Lead
Tail: Coq De Lon Fibers
Rib: 4lb Mono
Scud Back: 1/8" Light Grey Scud Back
Body: SLF Spikey Squirrel Natural Grey mixed with Grey UV Ice Dubbing
Coating: Deer Creek Flies Diamond Hard UV Resin Tack Free

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Finest Fly Tying Benches Of Colordao

Yesterday at West Denver TU tying clinic the owner of Finest Fly Tying Benches stopped by at sat down and talked. I have admired his wood working skills from afar. With me being in the interior trim business during the day I can spot top notch wood working when I see it. His fly tying benches are the real deal. Here is picture from his web site of one of his benches loaded up. Check out his website.

Few Pic's from West Denver TU tying Clinic

Here are a few pic's from West Denver TU Yesterday
Juan's Hollywood Hopper

Couple of Juan's Fly Boxes.

One of Ty Clifton's smaller Flies

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2013 West Denver TU Tying Clinic

This Saturday I will be tying at West Denver TU annual tying clinic. The doors open at 8:30am and goes until around 3:30pm. Most of Denver's best tiers will be spinning up there creations at the annual event. This event is the highlight of the year for me. So stop by and check it out.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Black Diamond Chironomid Tying Video

Black Diamond Chironomid tying video. I've had this one on my radar to get into a video. Well here it is, let me know what you think.