Supplemental material updated as needed for Wes’s Kick-Ass Ant. Click link to view the full tutorial. Update August 9th, 2015: The Kick-Ass Ant is currently the most popular pattern on the Fly Foundry web site! The tutorial included in the article linked above is on a pace to be downloaded 500 times this month! Hooks: Daiichi […]
Wanted to acknowledge the great effort by all at the Winter Seminar presented last Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 9-10) by Sunriver Anglers and Central Oregon Flyfishers. Thanks especially to Doug Vakoc and Kathleen Schroeder of the two clubs, who were coordinators for the event. The featured guest was Phil Rowley from British Columbia, who […]
I often say “nothing sharpens your thinking about a subject, as having to teach it to a class”. That’s seldom truer than the experience I am having with this topic: Cripple Patterns.
UPDATE JAN 2014: Check out the finished Mayfly Cripple Patterns tutorial. UPDATE2: Added two photographs of tied fishing flies floating in the film. One is the Torch Cripple looking buggy, the other is the Bottlebrush…love that iridescent rainbow! UPDATE: An additional three photos are added at the bottom of this post. These are flies tied […]
This is a supplemental post to the Small Fly Articulation feature article. Information included here is time-sensitive and is subject to change. We have sourced the Beadalon through the new Amazon shop. A current best source for Mustad 3366 hooks: http://www.fishusa.com/Mustad-3366-All-Around-Hook_p.html The Canadian Pine Squirrel articulated mini-leech shown in the Step-by-Step tutorial was originally shown […]
Our first feature of the new tying season is now on Fly Foundry! See Motion Mojo: Tying Small Articulated Flies.
Look at these objects, these terrestrials – extra or otherwise. If you just see poop-on -a-stick, not to worry. From UV resin work for the Dec. 8th Workshop. Tutorial will be on this site late April to early May. And Spirit River’s UV2 Super Schlappen – Red. Note the vibrant iridescence. This photo […]
The past few days have seen the tying of samples for the step-by-step digital slides for the Bedspring Bug. This is a segment of the coming December workshop in Bend, Oregon. The Bedspring Bug is a simple fly used for teaching UV resin layering techniques.
As we cruise through September and October, fly fishing activities are quieter, and the fly tying bench beckons once again. While there will be a lot more hours on local waters til the end of the fishing season, I find myself contemplating the lessons of the fast-disappearing 2012. As well you might.
The Dec. 8th “Thinking Aside” fly tying workshop has been announced and filled in three days! The all-day Saturday immersion in design thinking, problem solving techniques, new techniques and materials is the second in a series of Bend workshops. The first one was held in 2010. Spirit River is throwing in a major assist via […]
It’s been pouring rain the last two days in the Bend, Oregon area, a forced break during what has been a very busy last two weeks. (Also includes a fishing conditions report for Central Oregon’s high lakes.)
Anybody want this foul weather…please take it away?! Central Oregon is being blasted once again with a nasty cold front. Lots of wind and rain. We were thinking of a trip to one of the high Cascade lakes tomorrow (Saturday) but the winds will be 15-25 mph, so a no go.
The Brian Wise video feature is now available for viewing! Brian has been a pleasure to work with. Many thanks for the mojo.
Blessed and grateful. The first happening of the day was an email conversation with new fishing friend, Canadian Neville Gosling. One of the pics he sent over, was of Painted Turtles that he photographed on a recent trip. (click for an full frame enlargement) The last happening was tying three Larry’s Lizards – blue version. […]
Linda and I want to update you on our understanding of Web security. The computer or Web site you save, may be your own, or someone’s you love. You’re not going to be catching anything here. The Fly Foundry site is heavily protected against hacking, viruses and malware. This is a safe site to roam […]
UPDATE: Part one of the article about Flash Materials – All That Glitters… will publish Monday, May 21. Hopes are it will be worth the wait. This has been a difficult piece to produce, and I have split it into multiple parts. The second part will follow two weeks after, at the latest. Above is […]
If you haven’t read the book review of Ron Reinhold’s Predicting the Bite, take a look at it, then come back here. Click on the diagram below to launch a full-sized illustration in a separate window. This is a compilation of barometer graphs for areas east of Bend, Oregon. Charts start […]