How to tie the Chubby Chernobyl… In getting ready for a summer of fishing and a probable shot at the Deschutes River, I have started tying up some of the patterns everyone tells me to have in my fly box. The Chubby Chernobyl is at the top of everyone’s list and a half dozen different […]
The original Hopper Juan fly was developed by Juan Ramirez from Colorado Springs. When I first started thinking about getting into fly tying, there were two flies that really got me excited to learn, the parachute Adams and the Hopper Juan. Juan’s pattern can be found on his site, the Hopper Juan, with a detailed […]
After I returned from my four day adventure at the San Juan, I received more than a few emails asking about what type of setup I was using while I was there. In answer to those emails I put my artistic skills to the test and drew up a diagram of the rigging that I […]
After I made it home and spent a day on the coach allowing my body to recover from four days of fishing, I wrote up my trip report full of pictures and stories. Looking back to my time on the water, there were a whole bunch of little things that brought this whole trip together. […]
I was able to swap a batch of mini-hoppers for some great looking Tenkara flies tied up by Karel from Tenkara on the Fly. I have never fished a true Tenkara set up but I am looking forward to trying these flies out on my Arizona small streams. Special thanks to Karel and make sure to […]
When I first happened upon the fly fishing scene, I read every book, watched every YouTube, and listened to every podcast. I wanted to know everything and have exactly the right gear for what I was going to do. An intricate part of the fly fishing get-up is the fly box. The fly box can […]
Continuing on a tour through my Altoid box of San Juan flies is another classic that everyone I talked to made sure would be in my box. I tied up these Chocolate Foam Emergers in size #20-24, and I am crossing my fingers that these will do the trick.
Gearing up for an upcoming trip to the San Juan, I’ve been tying a lot of different bugs that take me out of my comfort zone. The small #22s and #24s really test my patience and eyesight, but have taught me quite a bit. Looking forward to getting out on the water and getting into […]