Thursday, March 17, 2022

Finally, ...Back to Belize

It has been two years. We have been patiently been waiting to get back to the Caribbean to fly fish for bonefish and if we are lucky shake hands with a permit or tarpon. We have been fortunate to have had so many happy days fly fishing on the salt flats. If everything goes well, we should be fly fishing on the flats in a few days. Fingers crossed. All the restrictions that we have been working our way through are slowly easing. We hope for smooth travel and the wind at our back on the sunny flats!


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

One Minute Thin Mint Bugger-Brush Up On Your Woolly Bugger Tying Skills

 I always get a kick out of making these one minute fly tying videos for my buddy Phil Rowley! The Thin Mint Bugger is one outstanding streamer. In one minute, you can remind yourself about how to tie any woolly bugger with precision. Take a look!

Friday, March 4, 2022

The Flies From the Minnow Mania Workshop

Ruby Eyed Silver Minnow-Balanced

Thread: Red UTC 70 or 140
Hook: Size 8-4 jig hook
Bead: red glass, 6/0
Conehead: 5/32 or 3/16th tungsten
Tail: Marabou or rabbit, white
Body: Silver Minnow, semi-seal

Mylar Minnow-Balanced

Hook: jig, size 10-4
Bead: 5/32nd mounted on a brad nail 
Thread: Red, UTC 70 denier
Tail: Marabou, white and olive
Body: mylar tubing, medium
Use prismatic markers-olive, red and black
Eyes: 4 mm

Ice Minnow-Bob Morenski originator

Hook: size 14-10 jig
Thread: UTC red 70 denier
Bead: Tungsten Head Turner Bead, black nickle
Tail: Marabou, black
Body: 5 mm brill, silver

 Silver Minnow-Balanced

Thread: red UTC 70 or 140
Hook: Size 8-4 jig hook
Bead: 5/32nd tungsten
Eyes: 5 mm
Tail: Marabou or rabbit, white
Body: Silver Minnow, semi-seal


Thin Mint Bugger-Another Fantastic Streamer-a Variation from Phil Rowley

 This is one of my favourite woolly bugger variations. It is an excellent tutorial on how to properly tie a woolly bugger. Take a look!

Thank You for Supporting Tying for Conservation!

 Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to thank all of you who supported Trout Unlimited Canada's Tying for Conservation 2. I was able to reach my goal and raise just over $1000 for TU Canada! Thanks again!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Tying for Conservation-Minnow Mania on Thursday March 3rd

 Tying for Conservation 2-Minnow Mania starts at 7 pm MST on Thursday March 3rd.! Just a clarification! There were two times circulating for start time on Zoom!

By making a small donation to TU Canada, you can take in the workshop. You can donate RIGHT HERE!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Just a Reminder and News About Launching Boats at Sunbreakers Cove and Gull Lake


Well it looks like it is going to cost us to launch at Sunbreakers Cove and Sandy Point Beach and then park, sigh!

...also just a reminder that the Red Deer River is now closed to fishing until May 15th.

Fly Tying Proportions for Dry Flies from Skip Morris

 My buddy Steve Anderson sent this excellent little reference chart to me that was developed by Skip Morris. It is an excellent guide as you tie up dry flies. Spring is just around the corner!

Videos of Electric Caddis, Birds of Prey Caddis, RS 2, and Walt's Worm-Thanks Tim Flagler

Another fantastic evening of fly tying on Zoom last night. Here are videos of flies we tied last night. All of these videos were shot by Tim Flagler from Tight Line Videos.

Electric Caddis

RS 2

Walt's Worm

Birds of Prey Caddis