Sunday, February 28, 2010


I went to my local creek in the DHALO area to get out of the house today, and I couldn't ever have prepared myself for what was about to happen. As soon as I get into the gin clear water, I can see a group of fish. So, I decide to stay put and start here. Well, in the first few drifts, I had a nice sized Trout, who escaped the photo opp. I then look towards the back of the run, and I see a very nice sized fish, I just can't tell what it is. So, I proceed to drift to it for about 15 min to no avail. I am just about to give up, when I see its head shake and I bring in this bad boy. I think it caught him under the chin, but I couldn't get close enough to tell. Still, it is unbelieveable that this fish was there. I was near the beginning of the whole stream. Which means that fish in my eyes came miles and miles (at least 10) upstream after entering the mouth of this stream from the Allegheny River. I am still in disbelief, and I laugh every time I think about it. WOW! Enjoy
I finished of the day with this guy. He wasn't huge, but he thought he was with the fight put up.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Went to a wild Trout stream for the day today. It was my first trip there. I still brought these two to hand, even though the fish were very finickey. I was just happy to get out after the deep freeze the last month.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Getting ready for 2010 Trout

Just got my new vice and I love it! Thanks to Platte River Fly Shop for the great deal and service. It is the HMH Premium Tube Vise, and I bought the Omni jaws so I can tie on hooks with the same vise.
Regular Jaws

Tube Jaws

I've been working on some 16's instead of 18's for this year's Trout season. Here's a couple...

Flashback Hare's Ear

Letumgo's Micro Tubing Pheasant Tail

Copper John

Green Copper John

Prince Nymph

veiled glue egg


Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph

Czech Nymph

almost there...