Back in the fall of 2016, I was working on a sculpin pattern that took a few different ideas from other patterns and blended them together. As Gunnar Brammer says in one of his streamer videos: “I don’t have a lot of original ideas… almost all of my bugs in general… are original compositions… different materials, different ways to build bulk, different silhouettes. It uses unique techniques or features or materials to make it different… it’s all from the people who came before me… I just take things that I like, things that I know to be successful, and then I base a composition that hasn’t been done kind of around that.”Continue reading
Here we are over the halfway point of August – hard to believe! Here’s your Friday Five for this week. Grab your cup of coffee, and enjoy!Continue reading
Welcome back for another week of the Friday Five! We have a good lineup for you this week, so grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and enjoy.Continue reading
Grab your cup of coffee, because we have your Friday Five for this week. It just so happens that all of this week features different fly patterns and podcast interviews with fly tiers – like a “summer fly tying special.” Enjoy!Continue reading
Another Friday Five for you on this last Friday of July – hard to believe! Grab your coffee and enjoy.Continue reading
If you’ve been following the fly-fishing world over the past few years, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Blane Chocklett’s Game Changer-style of flies. There’s a reason for this: the patterns are effective imitations of a number of different baitfish, and you can tie them with a number of different materials. It’s a platform that you can use to tie the pattern a number of ways (another popular platform, for example, is the Clouser Minnow).Continue reading
Another week, another Friday Five for you. Grab your coffee and enjoy!Continue reading
The Friday Five is making a reappearance after a long hiatus! We’ll try to make updates each week this summer and into the fall. Grab your cup of coffee (or favorite morning beverage) and enjoy!
Hello there, it’s been awhile! Here’s what’s been coming “From the Vice” over the past few months – it’s not been a whole lot because of life happening (and a great new job beginning!).