Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stick worm caddis

Check out this bad ass prototype of a fall caddis (stick worm)...I plan to whack them on the Black River with this! Alot of times over there I use a simple stupid brown chenille fly...but as we hammer them over there and the fish get "jaded" and wise:) I am always trying to show them something different....this fly is tied on a size 4 3X long is HEAVY...I made the dubbing brush using copper wire...this bad bug with get in their faces...I will short line "high stick it" instead of using an indicator...

Hide a Bead Tutorial

As some of you know I nymph fish ALOT. It is very effective and almost always produces action. My go to fly or top dropper fly is normally a hide a bead nymph. The flavors vary from a dark hares ear, a hendrickson, a march brown or a wd40 version....this one pictured is a hendrickson. Hendrickson Nymph Recipe: Tail: woodduck Body/Thorax: a blend of Muskrat with a touch of claret dyed dub Wing case: Canadian Goose Hook / bead: Size 10 w 5/32 bead or size 12 w 1/8 bead Step 1: bead hook, tie on thread, position and secure bead in thorax area
Step 2: Tie on tail
Step 3: tie on gold wire, dub body, rib with wire
Step 5: Tie on wing case, make a dubbing loop for thorax
Step 6: twist dubbing loop...if I'm making a dubbing brush I use a dubbing tool, wire and a board...but with these I loop with thread and spin with hackle pliers
Step 7: builda thorax on both sides of bead
Step 8: fold over wing case, tie and trim
Step 9: whip finish and head cement...I like Sally Hansen "Hard as Nails"
Fast, easy, durable and whacks them in April and May:) It is top of the list "go to guide flies"
Thanks for the view! Are you looking to fish with me this spring...please call or email soon...I have started the second wave of filling the book with dates...THINK SPRING and check me out on facebook

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Check it out

I was honored to be a contributor in this book on featherwing streamers and story in the Tyer Magazine.
Sorry I have not been very active on the blog...we moved to Pawlet in Dec and as in any move it had plenty of stressful moments...tying flies fulltime and booking lots of spring trips. Thanks for the view and with my really big order done I will try to be more active with posts.