The WD-Brassie

[singlepic id=2446 w=300 h=220 float=left] I love thinking about bugs and flies, on my mind as of late are the BWO’s that I’m sure I’m missing while stuck at work during the height of the day. One pattern that looks the part, easy to tie and gets great results down …

The W.F.F. More Flies…

[singlepic id=2444 w=320 h=240 float=left] The Peacock and Partridge pattern that Tim Barker a.k.a. Planet Trout introduced me to a year ago turned into a spring/summer staple and for weeks I fished it hard. The #16 with the Hot Yellow Wire proved to be the most effective. I fished it deep as …

Mar. 18th, 2011

[singlepic id=2438 w=340 h=260 float=right] I don’t even know where to begin with the 18th. First off I left my camera at home which would have normally soured my mood but on a day when most of the trout bearing water in S.E. Minnesota was blown and brown Heath and I …

Mar. 4th, 2011: Trash Creek

[singlepic id=2352 w=380 h=300 float=right] AT: 8:46am, DT: 3:50pm AAT: ~36°F, DAT: ~37°F WT: 8:46am 42°F, 11am 44°F, 3:50pm 46°F Wind Nil until 2pm Clear Water on Arrival Midge in the Snow on Arrival I planned to assess the water where I parked then hike downstream but after taking initial water …

MFC & OBN Design Contest

[singlepic id=1987 w=240 h=160 float=right] After some careful consideration I have decided to submit the Hairball pattern as my entry in the Montana Fly Company design competition through the Outdoor Blogger Network. This pattern has really served me well these last couple of months and before that proved its effectiveness in …