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Entries from March 2009

Part of Nature?

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Last fall, my buddy and I were fishing the Madison in the park.  We were fishing about half a mile from the road, for several hours.  The afternoon was getting late, and we we wanted to move to a different part of the river.
All during the afternoon, an Elk was bugling his song, and it [...]

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Updated Modified Sofa Pillow

March 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.  I’ve tried a couple variants and will be tying up enough for “field trials” in a few months.
This one is tied with sporty girl foam, a red squirrel tail, bushier hackle, and rubber legs.

Good additions, the darker wing makes this pattern look more realistic, and the rubber legs add [...]

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Updated Sofa Pillows

March 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

With spring, young men’s fancy turns to love. Those of us that have seen a few springs, we turn towards the upcoming hatches.  Today’s preparations are for the salmon fly hatch.
This is an updated version of the classic Sofa Pillow. Differences are the poly-yarn egg sac (instead of red duck quill tail), antron ribbed with [...]

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Sofa Pillows, Stimulators, and Such

March 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The sofa-pillow is one of the first stone-fly patterns. Created by Pat Barnes in West Yellowstone, the story goes that a bunch of fishermen were visiting from Texas. The lone-star fishermen were having difficulty fishing small flies. So, Pat took out some streamer hooks and created large, bushy, easy to see fly. The name came [...]

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Henry’s Fork Caddis

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rene Harrop ties a mean caddis pattern, called the Henry’s Fork Caddis.  This pattern, and it’s brothers like Lawson’s spent caddis, make up a large part of my caddis dry fly box. It has many of the triggers for spring creek caddis patterns; low riding, segmented body, CDC, and the magical ingredient, peacock.
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Bakers Hole Bugger

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The Daily Fly Paper Blog is featuring the Bakers Hole Bugger today. Wait, that fly looks familiar

The Daily Fly Paper Blog features some pretty cool flies. Check them out.

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Looking forward to June – Green Drakes

March 13th, 2009 · No Comments

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New fly fishing camera on its way to market

March 10th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The Panasonic DMC-TS1 looks like a very promising camera for fly fishing:

Waterproof to 10 ft
Shockproof from vest high (5 ft)
12.1 megapixel, 4.6x optical zoom
Records HD video in a vest friendly form-factor

Coming soon to a market near you for about $400. Look for it in April, just in time for the trout opener.
This follows Canon’s [...]

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Soft Hackle Wrap up

March 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A while back, this site featured a series of posts intended to be a primer for tying soft hackled flies. Here is a summary of each post:
Introduction – Why fish with soft hackles, and some reference books
Demostration – Partridge and Yellow – start simple
Materials – all about the feathers that make up the soft hackles
Materials [...]

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New Blog: Fly to Water

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

I just read through a new fly fishing blog, Fly to Water. Actually, currently, its more of a bird photography blog since Brett started this blog during the winter. Based on the amazing bird photography here, we will have some great fish porn to view when the Utah waters warm up.

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