Sunday, March 23, 2014


A technique I found here on the interwebs, which I'd never seen, and wanted to try.
The two on the left are tied with a parachute hackle on a foam post which is then folded forward and tied down. This keeps the majority of the hackle on the top side, letting the fly sit lower in the film. The foam also increases the buoyancy of fly.
There's a lot going on at the head of a size 16 fly, and it crowds the eye pretty closely!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


  I inventoried my fly boxes, and I guess last season was a good one, as they are still fairly well stocked. The bushes and tree limbs, around where I fish, were a little less decorated with tinsel this past Christmas.
 The new tenkara rod came in the mail yesterday. Anxious to see what that is all about. I've already got a couple spots picked out where I think it will be a useful tool.
 I'd also like to thank Vince Wilcox for reaffirming my occasional passion for chub fishing, a topic which came up during a conversation about the new tenkara rod on social media.
 I get weird looks when I return from those outings and announce the great number of fish I've landed, the largest of  which are usually 4 or 5 inches. But then again, I usually get weird looks whenever I voice my (over)enthusiasm for the sport.
 So...a few more flies to tie, a new rod, 26 days until trout season opener...
...and it snowed another couple inches last night with a predicted temperature of -11 tonight.
Watch out chubs.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014