Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

A few ties for the Happy New Year: Seafoam Softhackle Flatwing and a selection of Mochi Baitfish... Wishing you all the best!


Monday, December 05, 2011

Fusion


Two types of "Fusion" in the works... Two baitfish imitations brush-sculpted with Liquid Fusion, and two reel seats spray-painted with Krylon Fusion. The seats will get a clear coat next week.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stick Bait Fly

Floating minnow imitation.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Late Season Wanderings



The season is over... It is hard to give up, since it's been less than two months since I moved back here.


With unseasonably warm weather, I've been exploring docks and jetties, sometimes with light rods, searching for the late migrants-usually small fish. There is still plenty of bait around, so small, laterally compressed imitations were a good match for juvenile bunker. Here is a picture of B&B (Bunker and Butterfish) Clouser-a simple fly I've been using with light rods.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chariot of Fire


Halloween inspired, late autumn, low light fly...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Salty Rods and Reels



Salty rods and reels, from 4wt to 12/13wt. Different looks, different personalities... Some are old and proven in battle, some new, but all of them are ready for action.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Negative Low and the Full Circle


I am back in Boston, after eight years of living in the Midwest. I completed the full circle, since exactly twenty years ago to this month I arrived from Europe to Boston!

This is a week of negative low tides, following the September new moon in Boston Harbor. The x-ray view of each depression and structure provides important clues to a shorebound fisherman. With plenty of baitfish around and relative scarcity of stripers, each outing becomes a new challenge. Tide after tide, you become the one with the austere nature of surf swept shorelines, hoping that the big one will surprise you with a gift.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Goodbye Trout



I already smell the salt in the air!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Last Two Minnesota Builds



I have just completed these two rods-both are built on white Kabuto fiberglass blanks.




Friday, July 22, 2011

Drunk Trumpeter Baitfish




The latest reincarnation of my floating baitfish concept, influenced by the shape of ima lures.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

White Bass Madness




I've just had an incredible day of fishing: approximately 30 white bass landed, a few smallies and a crappie. Receding water levels, stable weather window and plentiful baitfish turned the gamefish on!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Pocketrod




A quick and easy build: pack rod!