Wednesday, February 8, 2012


The blackbird continues to be my favorite and most consistent night fly.  The ones left in my box from last year had rusty hooks and were starting to look pretty beat up and scraggly.  I decided to tie a few fresh ones up for myself and for some friends hoping they will have some of the same success I've had.  I added a picture to the Striper Flies page.

They look a little creepy head on.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday tying

Got together for another Thursday night tying session with some friends.  The highlight of the night was homemade regular and peanut butter whoopie pies baked by Mike's wife who also happens to tie flies.  Chad and Alan worked on some soft hackles again.  I was planning on joining in but got distracted and started spinning up a big tandem muskie fly and went on to tie a few more muskie and pike patterns afterwards.  Once I get going on the big stuff I have a hard time pulling myself away.  I'll show some of what I've been working on another time.  Here are some of soft hackles.  I'm not sure what they are called and if most of them even have names.  They trout don't seem to care.

Mike worked on some monstrous versions of a foam fly I showed him at Eldredge Bros. Flyshop last Sunday. 

I think they came out pretty well.  It will be interesting to see how they perform on the local largemouth bass.