REPORT: Devil's River Trip, March 22-26
Report: Sowbug Roundup and Fishing the Norfork River, March 21-26, 2023, Paul E. Robertson
Joe Nicklo and I headed the the Sowbug Roundup for a few days. We decided to tack on a few days of fly fishing on the Norfork River. We drove to Mountain Home, AR, on Tuesday and arrived in time to get over to the Norfork River and check out a few places, including Dry … Continue reading Report: Sowbug Roundup and Fishing the Norfork River, March 21-26, 2023, Paul E. Robertson
EDUCATION: The half hitch, a fly tying finishing knot
In this video I am trying to show the basic technique, both by hand and simple tools.
Gurgler style frog, 2020-03-25
Micheal S. gave me a larger version of this frog, and the bass completely destroyed it.
I tinkered with the pattern until I could get the tying down to less than 5 minutes, and here is the result:
Hook: Size 6 Mustad 3366A
Thread: 240 denier thread to match under-body
Over-body: 3mm closed cell foam cut to 1/2" wide
Legs: Flat rubber legs, 4 strand wide, and 1 strand
Under-body: Chenille, yarn, etc.
Eyes: 4mm dolls eyes
Glue: Craft glue or CA
Markers for finishing touches.
Kevin Hutchison shares popper head assembly and painting, videos
The object of this series is to show some ideas, and cost savings, when making popper heads. None of the products mentioned are the absolute “best” to buy, or use, but mentioned to only give you some ideas.
The basic approach to this fly was originally published by Jay "Fishy" Fullum as the “single fold popper” in his book Fishy’s Flies, ISBN 0-8117-2616-9.
Kevin has made some modifications. Most notably is the thickness of the foam, 6mm instead of 4mm. Another noted modification is a slit in the foam for the dogleg of the hook to rest in.
Windknots archive, 1980’s and 1990’s
This is an ongoing work of making the "Windknots" archive available to the public. So far all of the 1980's that we have on hand are here, as listed below, from newest to oldest. Have fun with these, and let us know what you think: Windknots-March-1993 Windknots-April-1990 Windknots-February-1990 Windknots-January-1990 Windknots-December-1989 Windknots-November-1989 Windknots-October-1989 Windknots-August-1989 Windknots-July-1989 … Continue reading Windknots archive, 1980’s and 1990’s
endezvous is the result of several fly fishermen gathering to fish and tie flies at the state park many years ago. After a couple of years of growing pains they found the park's group facility.
IMPORTANT NOTE about the next Texas FlyFishers’ meeting
Terry and Roxanne Wilson plan to be at the meeting early, at approximately 5:30, to tie some of their original bluegill patterns. So, anyone who has the slightest interest in fly tying will not want to miss this opportunity to visit with, observe and/or participate with these gifted fly tyers.
Fly of the Month – “750” Deceiver – By Lefty Kreh
The "750" Deceiver is a pattern originated by Lefty Kreh. It's tied by Texas FlyFishers' Chris Sumers.
Skinny redfish crack
This has been one of my more effective flies for the Galveston Bay. So far 5 species have come to hand while I used it.