EP dubbing brushes (https://www.epflies.com/shop/materials/brush/) are great for making bulky flies for freshwater bass and saltwater. However, one pack is about $9 (depending on width) and will make a 2-3 flies. You can make your own using Bonnie Braid with a few simple steps. You don't need a dubbing table or tool, but it does make … Continue reading Making Dubbing Brushes from Bonnie Braid
Joe Nicklo and George Sutherland led two rod building classes over the past several months, with much appreciated help from Bobby Orr, Paul Robertson and Joe Flowers as proctors. The first class with nine members was conducted at Bayland Community Center in February. The second class with seven members was conducted at Gordy and Sons … Continue reading Pure Joy – Casting a rod you made with a fly you made…
To ease the pain of being leashed to our homes because of COVID-19, Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis is hosting a live fly tying session every M, W, F at 3PM Eastern, streamed live via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2905148839599015/ Didn't join yesterday for first session, which seemed to have technical difficulties. Hopefully works tomorrow (Wed).
Fished with Eloy Gonzales (https://www.facebook.com/eloyinbelize/) for three half days on the lagoon side of Ambergris Caye, Belize - home base San Pedro. Used two TFO rods with Orvis Hydros SL reels - 8 wt for bonefish and 10 wt for tarpon. All bonefish caught on Crazy Charlie style fly. Tarpon and cuda caught on hackle/marabou … Continue reading March 2020 – Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) Belize – 3 Half Days on the Fly (Tarpon & Bonefish)