Sunday, September 18, 2016

On the Vise: Articulated Purple

I finally decided to do it - I tried to tie an articulated streamer. I was tying flies for an upcoming steelhead strip to Oregon, so I thought I would give it a go.  I'm excited to try them out!

On the Vise: Red Headed Step Child of a Half-breed

I was told that a fly called the "half breed" was a good fly to use on the Deschutes River in Oregon.  I looked online and couldn't find a recipe, but I found a picture and did my best, with the materials at hand, to put together something that somewhat resembles the fly.  Again, I was limited by supplies, and no recipe.  At any rate, I kind of like the look of the fly. I'm going to tie up a few more and take them to Oregon and give them a go.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

On the Vise: B&P Hot Bugger

* Hook: TMC 9395 Size 6
* Bead: hot pink 4.8 mm
* Weight: .030 wire 15-20 wraps
* Thread: 140 ultra thread black
* Tail: (a) black strung marabou; (b) purple strung marabou
* Body: Medium black rayon chenille
* Hackle: black strung Chinese
* Rib: blue sparkle braid

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wild Bow on the Toot

I took an hour and went up to Noontootla on Sunday with my new stick.  The water was lower than I've ever seen it, but the weather was beautiful and there were a few fish to be had.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Finished product - 7'9" 4 weight bamboo fly rod

Finished up the bamboo project in Blue Ridge late Saturday evening. I paired the rod with a Hardy and it looks good to me.  I'll try it out fishing tomorrow.