Monday, June 20, 2016

On the Vise: CDC Golden Stone

Gubna's CDC Golden Stone
This is a variation of a similar fly tied by Charlie Craven.  The above is my first attempt, and I know there are many flaws.  The recipe is as follows:

Hook:    Size 8 stonefly hook
Thread: Hopper Yellow 140
Bead: Gold (prefer tungsten)
Weight: .30 lead free wire
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Abdomen/Thorax/Neck:  Gold dubbing
Collar:  Light dun CDC and brown hackle
Shellback= Pearl tinsel (large)

Segmentation: Black wire (as small as you're comfortable handling)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Worth a try: short trip to the upper toccoa

My parents were in town from Alaska, so I rigged my dad up with a three weight and we took a few hours to fish the upper toccoa in the DH section. Of course, the DH is over, and the water was a little warm, but I figured there might be a few trout in there. We hiked down to the most remote spot on the DH and started fishing.  We only caught a couple, but it was good to throw some line with my dad - something I don't get to do very often.