Thursday, November 1, 2012

A bunch of New products

Howdy all,

I just wanted to update you with a couple new products hitting the shelves (or monitor screens) over at .

The first one is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  It is the Tungsten Thread!  Yes you read that correctly. Tungsten Thread.  It adds the twice the weight but not the bulk of lead or leadfree wire.  Great for tying midge bodies with lots of weight to sink pretty fast.  Also great for those underbody weight.  Comes in two sizes right now, Fine and extra fine. Also makes great ribs!  Have a pair of beat up scissors on hand to cut this stuff though, because it will dull those Dr. Slicks pretty quickly.  

Next up is a new product from Hends, Patinal Tinsel which is a matte tinsel, not as flashy as the mylar tinsels we are used to getting here in the States.  It makes great body ribs and midge bodies.  Kevin says it very narrow, 1/69" but tough, with some stretch with no need to coat it with lacquer or head cement or Sally's! Comes in a whole bunch of colors so pick some up today. Great for fishing low, clear water conditions for tough to catch trout. Some sample pics below.   

Kevin is also adding products as I type this.  Look for some new Polish Quills, some new Jack Poly dry fly dubbing, Hooks, ect...   More to come later.  Cheers.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A few flies for fall.

Here are a few flies that I had recently tied for this fall and winter.  Showcasing both Partridge and Dohiku Hooks.  Tungsten, Coq De Leon, UV, Squirrel, Hare, Benecchi and Sulky!  Fish appetizers! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Deal of the Day

Check out Performance Flies Deal of the Day.

A while ago I posted about Performance Fly Wire.  Kevin has it on sale so get it while it last.

Tight wraps.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hijacked and more

Wow,  It has been a while since I have last posted. Boy how time flies, when you are having fun, recovering, learning something new, working hard, enjoying life and keeping busy.

Well lets recap the year to date.  The year started off a bang for me, busy tying at shows, orders, and creating a few new patterns.  Only got out to fish a handful times early in the spring.  Had a minor longboarding accident that kept me away from the rivers, as did my son's lacrosse practices, games and just a busy spring doing many other things other then fishing or tying.

After recovering from my little longboarding accident I suffered and son's lax season came to an end, I found some fishing time. Spent a longweekend fishing the yampa, fished the dream, fished the colorado, and fished a few other places I have since forgotten, but in all was a great time.

 In the mean time my blog was hijacked and I lost control of it for while. I didn't have the time to spend trying to recover and work things out all summer and just kind of let it go.  As I also did with fishing and tying.  I took the month of July off from work and spent it camping and on the beach. Gave my hand at some salt water fishing.  I also picked up the banjo and began lesson learning how to play the banjo.  I am slowly learning my way around the banjo, it is coming along so hopefully in due time I will get it together.

Back to fishing, after returning in August.  I made it out and fished a few places, Cheesman, Gore Canyon, San Miguel, Deckers, and floated the Colorado Pumphouse to Statebridge.  I also fished the Williams Fork and had a great time right up until I broke my rod, no biggie there, Ill send it back to be fixed.

Worked with Google and got control of the blog back, and now the crisp is in the air they are calling for Snow this weekend here in Denver, which has me excited to think the change of the season is coming and my favorite time of year is coming up.  Yup winter, because the fishing is still great, no crowds, and technical fishing at its best.  Always up for the Challenge.  Have a few demos set up this year.  Ill post the dates and places here in the next few weeks.

I am about to get ready and start twisting up some patterns again, Got some new materials, hooks, and ideas, but Ill have to knock the rust off.    Other then that, hope everyone had a great summer.  Looking forward to tying and more fishing moving forward.  It was good to take a nice long break and do some other things.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Denver Fly Fishing Show

Well the Denver Fly Fishing Show is done and has moved out of town for another year. I tied flies again this year at show Saturday and Sunday. Had a good time as always, got to see old friends, made some new ones, received a few custom orders, Thanks Gents! Want to thank all who stopped by to watch me twist up a few bugs. Here is a photo of one of Sunday's more popular bugs. The photo was taken by Carl P. Check out his blog CP's Fly Fishing and Tying.

This fly is my Prince Nymph Hybrid called The Stoned Prince.
Hook: Partridge CZ #12
Thread: Benecchi 12/0 Brown
Bead: Gold Tungsten 1/8
Tail: Dubbing Mix of Performance Flies UV Black Ice Dub and Life Cycle Golden Stone
Body: Same as above
Rib: Mono Chameleon
Wings: Spirit River vinyl wing material Wings and Things Clear motted
Legs: Partridge
Thorax Same as tail and body
Prince Style wings: White Goose Biots
Hot Spot: UV black Ice mix with blue fine sybai flash.

other version tied over the weekend, had hot spots added by using Glo Brite Thread Fl. Pink and Fl. Yellow. Thorax's had Bronze Siman Peacock. Will try and post pictures later this week.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Soldarini Barbless Hooks

Just a quick update on Soldarini Barbless Hooks! I have received quite a few emails about where to get these hooks, they are available at Check them out. I think you will enjoy these hooks.

Also I will be tying at the Denver Fly Fishing Show this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Come by and check it out.