Top 12 Gifts for the Holiday Season!

A collection of unique materials, tools, reading literature and hand made goods round off the holiday seasons traditional hunt for last minute gift ideas. Here are my Top 12 fly tying gifts to look for under your Christmas tree or in your stockings! Items are in no specific order. 1. CWO Peacock Leech Dubbing When... Continue Reading →

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  Perdigonmania! “Looking for new materials to satisfy that post Christmas season shopping?” Look no further as Kent Govet from Canadian Llama Company brings in a variety of new materials from Europe to satisfy hungry fly tyers and Tying Gurus of all levels. Making its North America appearance is X, a well-known fly-tying company... Continue Reading →

Stuff my Stockings!

I recently received an email from a fly tying colleague asking me what I thought were some of coolest fly products for the year was. I pondered this for a while as there were so many gadgets and products that I have tried this year that it's hard to list them all. So I narrowed... Continue Reading →

Intruder Fry

Sometimes you just want to Swing Flies! 2" Thomson Chinook Fry Target species- Rainbow Trout Intruder Fry Thread: Lagartun LTD 95 d fl orange and uni mono/thread .004 Stinger : #4 Gamagatsu Octopus -red Hook: 25mm Partridge Waddington Shank Throat/ wing - polar bear to suit (green or olive) With Krystal flash topping and lateral... Continue Reading →

Fair Flies Fly Fur!

 Change lives by the way you tie Fair Flies Fly Fur is designed by fly tyers specifically for fly tyers. Half the underfur and twice the over-fur of other select craft furs Longest, most supple fibers will not leave you wanting for your pike and streamer patterns Super fine fibers are coated so that they do... Continue Reading →

Salmon Candy

IAN SPECIAL ~ When I was first introduced to this fly in the early ninety's I honestly didn’t think much of it. To me it seemed like just another attractor pattern to add to my growing list of flies. Twenty-eight years later and several miles of pearl mylar tubing this fly has become a BC favourite... Continue Reading →

We are Family

We are Family Below are a few more flies I designed for fishing the Pitt River early this June of 2018. The basic structure of the flies all came from the "Gold Ava". It's always surprising how many combinations and styles can be derived from just one fly. Again creativity comes from a good foundation.... Continue Reading →

Swinging Ava

"...intuitively I felt I needed to make a pass at this run again. As a I swung Ava across the edge of the seam I waited patiently for that tug..." June 8, 2018. I didn't know what to expect when I started my day by packing my 7wt switch rod and a few handfuls of... Continue Reading →

Bass Creatures!

Adding to the Bass game!  As the bass fishing market doubles every year in British Columbia its only natural that more and more bass gear & bass fly related items are made available to the angler. The Flymen Fishing Company Double Barrel Popper has already reached world-wide status as the go to popper for chasing bass... Continue Reading →

HD Revolution!

Well it's finally here (HD) High definition synthetic quills! I can remember when I first came across synthetic quills in the fall of 2015 at a local fly shop. They were only pictures of quills printed on high-grade gloss paper, but still an amazing innovation. When the adhesive versions were introduced a month later I... Continue Reading →

Tricks of the Trade!

Commercial techniques to help you get ahead. Do what you love! Love what you do! The Fly Box Tired of holding your molded eyes together until the glue dries? Whether you are pressing them on one at a time or waiting for adhesives to dry, there is an easier way! Here is a simple trick... Continue Reading →

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