Monday, February 28, 2011

Meal Ticket takes the west by storm...?

Those that have fished with me over the last few years have almost certainly seen the Meal Ticket come out for action at some point. It has been a go to fly for me for some time and so was one of the first flies I did a detailed step by step of to be used in tying classes. Some months ago I decided to get my act together and submitted it the editor of Eastern Fly Fishing for consideration in their Eastern, Northwest or Southwest publication. I arrived home from the Grand River Fly Tyers Celebration of Fly Tying on Saturday to see a notification from them that it made it to print in the March/April 2011 edition of Northwest Fly Fishing. I excitedly pulled it up their website and, sure enough, there it is on page 68; pretty cool to see as this is my first article to make it to print in one of the major paper publications. I have not seen it in person yet but hopefully have a copy on the way.

The long version of the Meal Ticket step by step was posted a while back, along with underwater video of the fly, at the Steelhead Alley Fly Tying blog.

-mike schmidt