Saturday, January 30, 2010

Oliver Kite

A rare footage of Oliver Kite from his TV series Kite's Country is available on Youtube... It is fascinating to watch this legendary master fisherman and naturalist uncover the hidden world of chalkstreams through beautiful narratives, while taking trout on Mibro glass rod with his Bare Hook nymphs (and refusing to wear the polarizer glasses, considering them an unfair advantage!) Kite was a true gentleman and a true pioneer!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sneak Peek

I am wrapping up two new saltwater builds... Here's the picture of reel seats. More photos to follow next week, once they are done!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mummichog/Striped Killifish

A common baitfish in estuaries and salt marshes... Rabbit strip for the tail, white/tan/olive craft fur, and angel hair for the body.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Candy Baitfish

Ingredients: craft fur for the tail, polarfibre and angel hair. The body is reverse tied polarfibre, veiled with angel hair and sealed with Hard as hull cement.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Toad Time

Toad flies are so cool, since they resemble many things at once: crustaceans, baitfish, squid, worms... I like flies you can fish confidently, letting the fish decide what they look like. I tied these for stripers. Even though originally designed as a tarpon fly, toad flies are becoming popular for many other species of marine gamefish.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


L/R (T/B): Saltwater Sculpin, Long Legged Shrimp, Easy Jig Crab

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Little Shrimps and Sand Fleas

Surf perch flies: Shrimpalicious (top) and the sand flea (mole crab) imitation...

Friday, January 01, 2010

Bon Appétit

Top/bottom: Bon Appetit (small generic shrimp/crab imitation), the natural, Pudgy Bait, Hen Pheasant Flounder (a version of D. Skok's fly, tied entirely with hen pheasant feathers.)