Friday, August 21, 2009
Eastside here we come. In less than 24 hours, Thomas and I are headed over the pass to take our stab at some huge browns on the East Walker River. We may hit up Hot Creek depending on how well the walker is fishing but none the less well update on our success or failure. Happy tyin! D
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This evening Thomas, Jim, and I headed out to the Stan to see if the heat had produced some biters. I had a few strong strikes on a #16 and #24 zebra midge set-up while Thomas had all the success on a Barr Emerger variation pattern and a bead headed zebra midge rig. He pulled in three nice fish with the last having a nice size girth to him. Nothing huge but nice fighters at the least. Now to tie a few of the emergers myself and hit it up again this weekend. Happy Tying! D.
Monday, August 10, 2009
For the past few months I've been really wanting to build a tying table but just couldn't come up with a design to suit my needs. After some searching around online at some other custom models, I came up with a base design. Well maybe not a base design but more of an idea. Down to the hardware store I went and purchased some hardwood and got to work. With the idea, the design just kind of evolved itself and I think it turned out pretty sweet. All I need to add to it is some ribbed foam for a drying pad on the left side. Here are some pictures of the build in process and the finished product. Happy Tying. D.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
The other day my wife came through huge and scored an awesome collection of fly tying supplies at an estate sale across town. The supplies, I presume, came from an old man that had recently past away and that was his hobby. He had it all including two parts containers full of sorted and labeled feathers, tails, heads, beads, furs, you name it. Now I can tie flies the way they are supposed to be tied and not just compromising. It even came with multiple full capes (grizzly, dun, ginger, black, white), a full pheasant, and even Polar Bear Fur. I have no clue what to tie with the Polar bear fur, if you do let me know. Anyway I'm totally stoked and it was like Christmas in July! Off to tie some up!