Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blood Knot--Issue 3!

Issue 3 of Blood Knot is out and is representin' the ladies. April Vokey's on the cover, Casting for Recovery is featured, a holiday song from Marcy Stone, and a letter to Santa from yours truly. Check it out here!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fly-tying Binge

In the last two weeks, Paddy and I have managed to blow $900 on fly-tying materials. That's $900 of guide prices--seriously. There are so many new kins of shiny dubbing to get stuck in the carpet now--I can barely contain myself.

Yesterday, we received our Hareline order and I finally got a new vise (my Renzetti has been rubber banded together for two years). I went for Griffin's Montana Mongoose. I had heard bomber things about it and I was not disappointed when I opened the box. I couldn't figure out why there was a pistol on the table when I got home, but my vise s so heavy duty it came in a gun box. It came with a pedestal and c-clamp and has one of the best roataries I've seen in a long time. The clamp to tighten hooks in is bomber and super fast to use. That will be super handy tying all of the 30 dozen zebra midges I'll look forward to this winter.

I'm really looking forward to tying a few steelhead flies tonight. I'm heading to Oregon on November 8 and I've already had two steelhead dreams. Last night, Brian O'Keefe guided me into a nice wild hen on the Deschutes.

My life is messed up.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Some Sweet, Sweet Steelhead Action

Paddy and I went up to Salmon last week to swing for some steelies. Paddy popped two (on nymphs--shame) and there were over 100 people swinging in a ten-mile area. WTF! I was really excited to see that many double-handers, though. I also managed to get a Green Butt Skunk all the way into my thumb--super fun. The fish were super hot--it was an awesome trip.

I'm so excited about heading to Oregon I can barely contain myself! Only two weeks...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blood Knot

I'm super excited to say that there's going to be some sweet, sweet Blood Knot action soon! Check out our website at

And...I hope to pop a steelhead on Friday. I can't believe it's already that time of year!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A River Runs...

"Do I look like Brad Pitt?" says the hungover client. If I had a nickel for every time I've been asked...

It still never gets old.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010