Archive for August, 2012

And of course we must try to net everything in the house too!

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What do you think? Does it look like the fly tying book?

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My wife’s Facebook status from last night:

“My husband and my baby just got in a fight over the new Cabela’s catalog. Lord help me!”

That’s my girl!

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I’ve been fishing a lot of dry flies lately… so why not tie one right?

This is the Adams Dry fly… a pretty basic pattern. I love throwing this a bluegills when they are feeding on the top. Nothing like watching bluegills strike the surface with their ferocious little bite!


I tie my Adams flies in a few different variations, depending on the look I am going for. I am using deer hair for the tail (for extra buoyancy), saddle hackle for the collar, saddle hackle tips for the wings, and super dry dubbing for the body.


Step 1:

Tie on thread.

Step 2:

Tie in the tail of deer hair.

Step 3:

Wrap on dubbing.

Step 4 and 5:

Wrap dubbing forward. Tie in saddle hackle wings ahead dubbing.

Step 6:

Tie in saddle hackle feather for collar.

Step 7:

Wrap hackle forward.

Step 8:

Whip finish.

Step 9:

Go fishing!

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Moments in fly fishing…

From this weekend: Nothing like the scattered fly line to show how fierce the fight was… and a fish breaking the surface to show you won…

The only thing better then catching a fish on a fly your tied yourself?

Letting him go…

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