Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Got through a few more orders tonight including an order for some 6" Deceivers that are headed east in the morning. Not quite tied like Lefty, since I am using 3D eyes and a little more bulk, but pretty close. They should drive some fish nuts! Next orders up are some beefy ones so the fly pictures may be a bit spread out over the next few weeks.

This is the last week that ACF will be a travelling road show for a bit. Tomorrow I will be teaching week four of the Mad River Outfitters Advanced/Intermediate tying class. They will be scheduling a full slate of classes in the coming season, so if you are around Columbus I definitely recommend signing up for some. These classes are a lot of fun and will cut some serious corners off your learning curve. Then on Thursday night I pack everything up to hit the road on Friday up to Warren Michigan for the Michigan Fly Fishing Clubs 'Midwest Fly Fishing Expo'. It is a phenomenal show that has been put on continuously for over three decades. The MWFFE is a great combination of tyers, vendors and programs that span a wide range of fly fishing niches. I hope to see some of you there!

-mike schmidt


  1. those turned out great! Looks like you are going to be busy here soon!

  2. Thanks man. Definitely finishing up a very busy schedule over this week. Moving forward with no mid-week class or weekends on the road for shows I should be able to hammer out some orders with a little more efficiency. Oh yeah...and get some more fishing in too!