Sunday, February 17, 2019

At the Show

The Bear's Den Fly Fishing Expo yesterday was a lot of fun... seeing old friends and meeting new ones, while talking about fly tying, fishing and fly rods. If you are reading this and were there yesterday, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

CDC Squirrel Caddis

Ultra-quick to tie, two materials only...size 12.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Feathertail Sand Eel and Sightcast Minnow

Feathertail Sand Eel (L): colored tubing, thin saddle feathers and UV resin.
Sightcast Minnow (R): worm hook, bucktail and faux bucktail, bleached peacock

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Winter Fishing in Med

I just got back late last night from Samos, Greece. I had a great time, partly due to wonderful Greek family who were my hosts. The fishing was quite slow, the main culprit being very cold weather which rolled over during the second part of my stay and shut everything off. I fished through most days, skipping only the coldest/wettest mornings. Managed to catch only scad. First several mornings looked quite promising, with decent amount of surface activity. I did have one hit/miss from a bonito, since some were around during most mornings. Also threw at barracuda who lingered near the pier, without takes. I observed either large false albacore or baby bluefin in the middle of the bay, smashing through schools of finger mullet. Nothing close within fly range, though. The piers and jetties did harbor a good amount of bait. I am hoping to return for another round in the future... Best time to go would be September-November, which is not surprising.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Baitfish Variety

Baitfish comparison...  Hooks sizes 2/0 and 3/0, narrow vs wider profiles.