Wednesday, February 10, 2010

5 Seconds of Fame

Pretty cool.  I'm quoted in an article on Iowa's Urban Trout Fishing, which is in the February 2010 issue of Iowa Game & Fish magazine.  The article is written by Juli Probasco-Sowers.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Early February, 2010 - Fly Tying's a few other flies I tied this weekend. These are some patterns that guys on another website like to use for carp:

Squirrel-tail Clouser:


And then here's my first attempt at a shad minnow using that Velvet Spun wasn't really what I had in mind, so I'll keep trying...still, this should probably catch white bass!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

1st attempt at a "Stone Palmer" fly pattern

This is my first attempt at this aquatic “stonefly nymph pattern”, which was described by a gentleman from Argentina. Of course his looks much more realistic than mine…but what the hey?
Now for the "disclaimers"... I hadn’t really used some of these materials before in the way described, and I made some substitutions for materials I didn’t have (or didn’t want to use). I was also not familiar with the technique for making the legs bend in a natural-looking way (plus this was one of the materials that I substituted, so maybe it doesn’t work the same anyway?) So…I ended up burning off on leg section entirely, and sort of botching the others, so I still need to work on that. Also…I made the “rookie mistake” of crowding the hook eye with the materials.

All of that being said…I thought it turned out ok, and sort of looks like a real bug! (with badly messed-up legs!). ;o)

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