Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Meet the Sultan!

So you know about the copper john, and you most likely have used or seen a prince nymph.  Well le me introduce you to the Sultan.  The Sultan is a cross bred of the Copper John , the prince nymph and some elements Mercer Nymph and what became the Sultan.  Now won't that sound interesting when out fishing with your buddies or guiding some clients and one asks what are you using.  This here is the Sultan! 

The Sultan flew in from the middle east on its ancient flying carpet. Really! it did, I don't know how else to explain it.  I was going through my boxes recently and realized I only had a couple copper johns floating around in the boxes and decided I need to restock them for an upcoming trip, but I wanted something a bit more fishier.  Yeah, you are thinking, make the copper john fishier... well, I had the same thoughts and it took me a few thoughts and ideas until I came up with, the Sultan.  Not to take away from the original copper johns that were floating around in my box, I  twisted, dubbed and spun up, these and they look to
be fishier then the originals.  Not really, but a combination of the three flies have this one screaming for fish.

Here they are in several colors.  The fly is pretty simple tie.  Here I tied them on Knapek, Skalka and TMC hooks.  The Knapek and Skalka are on Pupa size 14 and 14 hooks. TMC 5262 size 16.
Tails - Goose Biots
Body- 2 small Ultra Wires
Thorax- Blend of Squirrel, Hare, Cdc and synthetic dubbing
Bubble- UV and SLF Prism Dubbing
Prince Style wings Goose Biots.
Head- Tungsten Bead
Thread- Veevus, MFC, Bennechi or UTC.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Year Vacation

Howdy Folks of the great cyber world. 

It has been almost one year since my last post and just want to apologize for the lack of commitment of keeping this up to date and posting new goodies, patterns, trips and anything else juicy from my Life on the Fly. 

Instead of recapping the past year of my disappearance I will instead start fresh of things to look forward in the coming months.  I have been making trips into the dungeon regularly for the past few weeks spinning up a few patterns to replenish my fly boxes.   I have tied Juju's, mysis, midges, tungsten torpedo's and a few other various patterns.  But before I jump right back into blogging world, I want to know if folks are still interested in seeing new and old patterns, materials of late, anything else that comes to light. 

So the real question is does anyone still take the time to read this.  If so I will march forward and put up some new content, if not, well we just see what happens.   So if any one is still really interested in this little blog, please sound off.