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 […]
I thought this past weekend was going to be devoid of fishing, but a last minute invitation to tag along with some guys from my fly tying group, put me on some prime urban water. This particular area is pretty cool and is made up of 19 or 20 small urban ponds that are full […]
At the start of this new year the realization of several ideas finally began to take shape. The first, was switching over the site from wordpress.com to a self-hosted shindig that has been really fun to play around with. With that new site another piece has fallen into place with a new logo that has […]
Indicator vs. the Hopper I have always been told to never say never, so I will say instead that I rarely use an indicator when fly fishing small streams. Two main reasons keep me from threading my line through a bobber or a polypropylene indicator and neither of them are because I am an elitist. […]
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.
I have tied up some of my AZWanderings’ bugs to send in for a tying contest held by Montana Fly Company and the Outdoor Blogger Network. I know it is a long shot, but my two creations/variants are going into the mail today in the hopes that someone likes them. The first fly is the […]
Rambling Review – Dyna-King Kingfisher Vice Why: If you have fly fished for any length of time, you can understand why I wanted to buy a vise. After catching the fly fishing bug it was only a short while before I started seeing all of the possibilities and fun everyone else was having tying their […]
Alright…those links are up on the side and are now officially working. Sorry about that. I appreciate the support and kind words that everyone is dropping off. It is always nice to hear from new folks who are finding the site, as well as the friends that continually stop by. Thanks again. Ben