Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Monday, May 23, 2011
TYING IN THE PINES update...Still a few spots open for this exciting weekend of streamer tying instruction with myself and Greg Senyo in mid-July at his family cabin in northwest Pennsylvania. Touch base with me if you are thinking about the weekend and want more details or to reserve your spot!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Day one I headed up to the NSB side of Ponce Inlet and walked from the Coast Guard Station all the way out to the open surf with my 8WT in tow. I did see dolphins, manatees, crabs, rays....but nothing decided to play with the business end of a fly that day. Little did I know that I would only bust out the rods on one more day. On the way out I did get a visit from one of the local burrowing tortises.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Here is that last order I knocked out last night after packing. When I hit the road after work today it will be without the vise and, by the time I get back late next weekend, will have resulted in the second longest span of consecutive days without tying since my first fly; unless of course I simply can't take it and step behind the vise at New Smyrna Outfitters...
Will be nice to relax with a few friends, recharge with some frosty Yueng, draw out new ideas for patterns, and play a little quiz game at the bar
It will be a rough week...
Monday, May 9, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A few months ago I had posted a shot of a friend, Nate, that decided to pick up fly tying. Having never tied before I gave him some guidelines for tools and materials that he would want to start with and he came over to start the addiction. I could tell right off that night that he had what it takes to be really good if he decided to stick with it. Well...he did and now has more materials than some shops I have been too. Here is the shot I posted of the second fly he ever tied from that first night about four months ago.
...and here is the shot he sent me yesterday of his most recent creation he dubbed the 'Meal Stick'. He said that it is the Meal Ticket body with a Fish Skull head...I say it is hella cool! It may well makes it's way to the ACF fly catalogs at some point.
Got a chance at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show this year to see Chris Warren tying. This year he was tying at the Pro Flytyer Tube Fly component booth. He is a very talented young tier that I am excited to see continue to develop in the coming years. He picked up a few flies from me and shot over this bass pic from last weekend.
Also got some more pictures from Stephen Shen, a guide for the Delaware River Club. It seems that he has been doing pretty well with the Voodoo Squatch lately!
Keep it up guys!