I have gone sort of off the deep end with the bugs!!!I've rerally been enjoying getting re aquainted with deer hair,trying different color combos and skirt materials,I have many ideas for more bugs just need to find the time to tie 'em!
Went north on Saturday for one of only a few trips to the Driftless each season.I got on the water around 6:30 am, beat the heat a little bit.I found the fish to be very easy to bite the fly, the Pink Squirrels and Copper Johns were the ticket, the Pink as usual did very well. I don't know why I go up there with my pack full of everything I could need, I fish the same three patterns the whole time I'm there, I jusy need a Sucrettes box with 6 of each pattern and tippet material.I fished one stretch of water that I frequent and took around 20-30 fish there,like I said they were very agreeable! Met up with my father-in-law on another stretch of water around 10:00 am,caught several Browns there then moved on to a spot further downstream, I was only able to land one nice Brown on a hopper pattern.The sun was getting high in the sky by this point and I was on FIRE!!!!I called it quits for the day, time to get out of my waders and into my street clothes and chug a lot of water.I thought I must be insane to be out there boiling, no water, in waders!!!!
Spent some of the last couple days fooling around with the deer hair, as I said in my last post I don't spend a lot of time working with deer. I'm really starting to lov working with it, I finally got it down so I don't have a huge mess on my table after all the bugs are trimmed.I'm gonna fish some of these soon. These have no eyes on them yet as I want to get a cautery tool to burn some eye sockets for some nice eyeballs!!
Hello, welcome to my site, the home of Coulee Valley Rod Company.I have been casting flies for almost thirty years, I've been tying flies for over thirty.I am entirely self taught in both areas fo tying and rod building.I tied commercialy when I was in my teens and started building rods for my own use back in 2004.I am a hobbyist builder looking to bring fiberglass rods to people who like small stream fishing.I am a father of two and husband to a loving and very supportive wife.