It’s hard to believe we’re at the last day of July already. Where did the past month go? There has been some good time at the vice in the past month tying some regular patterns to fill an order and getting to do some experimenting with new patterns (new to me and ones I haven’t tied before).
Over the past two months I’ve had some time here and there to do some experimenting with different fly patterns amidst the normal tying. No originality is claimed on any of these, since they’re all based (to varying degrees) on existing patterns. It’s always good to experiment!
This Friday features four selections for you to enjoy. The topics include casting tips, fly tying, and Beaver Island, Michigan. Have at it!
Last week Headhunters Fly Shop (Craig, MT) had a Spring Streamer Fly Tying Contest on their Facebook page. People submitted pictures of original streamer patterns, which were then looked over by the guides and shop staff at Headhunters. The winner and runners-up were determined by that crew deciding how well those streamers would fish on the Missouri River. Continue reading
We wrap up our first FTVW with what I like to call “The Wild Bunch” – patterns that fall outside of the typical “trout fly” realm. (But patterns that are proven fish-catchers of trout and other species!) Spoiler alert: articulated streamers are here!
This week is our first Fly Tying Video Week (FTVW for short): each day we’ll be posting 4-5 videos of fly patterns to help get your creativity flowing at the vise. Today – day 3 – is all about dry flies!
This week is our first Fly Tying Video Week (FTVW for short): each day we’ll be posting 4-5 videos of fly patterns to help get your creativity flowing at the vise. Day 2 is all about streamers (the slightly more “traditional” ones).
This week is our first Fly Tying Video Week (FTVW for short): each day we’ll be posting 4-5 videos of fly patterns to help get your creativity flowing at the vise. The fishing is starting to pick up more and more around here, so we’re going to be posting patterns that we know to be effective (almost all of the patterns are ones we use, or variations of ones we use).
We kick off FTVW with Nymphs!
One of the articles we featured in “Things Worth Reading” last week was “The Top 5 Trout Flies You Should Carry at All Times.” That got us thinking about the fly patterns we carry and what they would be if we were only limited to five of them.
It’s March, the winter tying season is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t stop trying to organize your tying area.