Stonefly sketches for Nick Rubicco at The Catskill Angler who will be making some t-shirts.
I had a question from Vicky who I met last year while doing a soft hackle presentation at the Anglers Den, about where to find the wild type brown and what to use as a substitute The Whiting Wild type brown is one of my favorite all around dark brown hackles but its mostly reserved… Continue reading On The Vise:Q & A “Substitute material for wild type brown/Iso Soft Hackle”
Well, what started as a last minute day off, scouting for a new bass fishing spot.. Turned into.. A couple of stowaway ducklings?! So after me giggling like a 4 year old about how cute they were, we launched the boat and took off in search of monster bass. At that point we realized there… Continue reading Outdoor Wanderings: “The Stowaways!”
They weren’t always around. And before bobbins were used, tyers simply used their hands with a length of thread in between them. I myself have tied without a bobbin as well, but it was only because I had broken it and didn’t feel like leaving in the middle to buy a new one. 😂 while it… Continue reading “Fly tying 101”-Loading/threading your Bobbin
The Partridge and Orange is a staple in many fly boxes and an excellent fly to fish during a caddis hatch. I tie them a few different ways, sometimes with floss and wire rib but mostly, I just this simple pattern that’s been around forever. Hook: Standard Wet Fly Hook Thread: Orange silk, also used… Continue reading On My Vise: Partridge and Orange
This isn’t the bass I was looking for! “Man… He must work out” 😆
The Starling and Herl is a very quick and simple fly to tie, consisting of only two materials those being peacock herl and starling for the hackle. Hook: Standard wet fly hook 16-18 Thread: Black 8/0 or 70 Denier Body: Peacock Herl (usually from the eye) Hackle: Starling I tie this anywhere from 16 to… Continue reading On My Vise: The Starling and Herl
Well I wouldn’t be the quilted Tyer, if I wasn’t always busy quilting or in this case in a smaller scale. I try to work on small projects in between big ones just to break up the time.
When you begin tying flies there are plenty of phrases you will hear repeatedly and after a while they will become automatic. Your tools will become an extension of your arm and you won’t have to second guess. But right now if you are beginning this may not be automatic yet, some of this may… Continue reading “Fly Tying 101” Tying off your material
I fish frenchies a lot, and I have much success on them throughout the year. Especially in winter. I tie them on jig hooks with slotted tungsten beads, and on regular nymph hooks with brass, but then a skunked afternoon led me to a little change in their appearance and action. While out on the… Continue reading On My Vise: The Wiggle Frenchie