The Easy Stone Fly Tying

It’s almost the time of year where Steelhead start migrating up the rivers. I figured I would share an easy to tie patterns that should catch steelhead and also works good for any trout species. So here is the Easy Stone. I start with a Mustad C49S in size 10. Create a thread base starting…

Pere Marquette – First trip

So a few weeks ago I managed to seek away for a Sunday on the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin Michigan. Being a 4 hour drive from where I am living, I drove up the night before and found a nice place to nap in the truck right on the river bank. Sunday morning I…

This is Fly 50th Issue

Check out the latest issue of This is Fly. It is their 50th issue and full of great fly fishing!

Orvis 10ft 4wt fly rods

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to cast many different rods at Schlutz Outfitter Demo Days. I have been in the market for a 10ft 4wt for a long time now. I could use one for nymphing on the White River in Arkansas. The two rods that have been stuck in my head ever…

8wt fly rod tested

Over this past weekend I received an email from Braden about the 8wt rod I built for him. It seems that he’s giving it a good test on the steelhead running the creeks and rivers of western New York. His description of the rod action was “It’s got the right whip and supple enough to…

8wt Fly Rod Build

Earlier this week Morgan from TLTFF put up a tweet about a fellow fly fisherman who lost his stuff to a house fire, when I read about it I was just starting a build on a 9ft 8wt rod. I figured that if anyone could use it Braden could. So I finished it out and…