Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fly Tyer's Weekend (Townsend, TN)

Thanks to Byron Begley (Little River Outfitters) and Wilson Reynolds (Tremont Lodge and Resort) for the invitation to tie flies at Fly Tyer's Weekend in Townsend, TN on November 8 and 9. A lot of famous fly tyers have been invited, and this will be one of the best fly tying events of the year! Click here for details ---> Fly Tyer's Weekend


Friday, July 18, 2014

Tradd's Nymph

Tradd's Nymph. #14 hook. My own design.

Hook - Umpqua #14 Nymph
Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0 (Camel)
Tail - Wapsi Pine Squirrel (Dyed Brown)
Body - Wapsi Stretch Tubing and Thin Skin (Brown)
Legs - Wapsi Silly Legs (Brown)
Thorax - Pine Squirrel Dubbing (Brown)
Wing Case - Thin Skin (Brown)
Head - 3mm Bead (Black)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Sowbug. #14 hook.

Hook - Umpqua #14 Dry
Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0 (Camel)
Body and Legs - Various Fur Dubbing Blend
Shell Back - Scud Back (Clear)
Rib - Uni-Mono Thread (Clear)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fish Sampling

Thank you to the South Carolina and Georgia Departments of
Natural Resources for allowing me to participate in the
Chattooga River Fish Sampling Project this week. A great
learning experience and a lot of fun!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Soft Hackle Fly

Soft Hackle Fly. #12 hook. No name. Just made 
it up in a few minutes.

Hook - Umpqua #12 Nymph
Thread - Uni-Thread 6/0 (White / Sharpied Brown)
Tail - Whiting Coq de Leon Hen Saddle (Natural)
Rib - Brassie UTC Wire (Red)
Body - Touch Dubbing (Adams Gray)
Throax - Wapsi SLF Squirrel Blend (Rusty Brown / Blood Red)
Hackle - Whiting Coq de Leon Hen Saddle (Natural)