Archive for the ‘Equipment’ Category

Perfection Loop

I use this knot when I need one in which the mono comes straight out of the knot. It’s the knot used on the butt end of the leader when making a loop to loop connection. It is one complicated looking knot, but in reality, it is very fast and simple to tie if one […]

Madison Valley Ranch

My friend, Scott Carver, President of PlanSource, invited me to conduct a casting clinic for some of his clients at his lodge, the Madison Valley Ranch, located on the east side of the Madison River, just downstream from Jeffery, MT. The clinic prepared his guests for a great day’s fishing on the Madison. And the […]

Madison River Outing

Today, 9/16/2014 was spent fishing the Madison with Tom Juergens. The river is in great shape and the day was perfect: high clouds, the sun occasionally, and light wind. Tom had a banner day on trout with a 20 inch brown and a number of 15-17 inch rainbows, not to count a couple of big […]

Clydehurst 2014 Fishing Day 1

The school ended on Sunday morning at 11 am. After lunch, Marc Williamson and I headed up river with a couple of fellow anglers go fish an area known as the Boulders. Most of the river is pocket water, but this area in classic riffle pool water. The day was perfect. Beautiful blue sky, a […]

Perfection Loop

         I’ve had a number of inquires over the last year about the Perfection Loop. First, it’s used to tie a loop in the butt end of the leader so that leaders can be rapidly changed by looping on and off while fishing. The Perfection Loop is preferred in this situation because […]

Kings in Chile

King salmon were first introduced into Chilean waters in 1886, but the plant did not take. A single stocking of juvenile fish in Rio Santa Cruz about 1930 produced a viable wild population of spawning kings. Then in the mid 1970s, the fish were introduced in fish farms along the coast of the Chilean Patagonia. […]

Tippet or Leader Rings

During the recent Fly Fishing Shows, I discussed the use of “tippet rings” or “leader rings.” There were many who could not find them at local shops. Here is a source for these items—really “jump rings”—from the jewelry making industry: 3mm brass rings 3mm sterling silver rings 2.15 mm rings I carry my leader rings […]

JB 1608 Wheatley Fly Box

I told Jason that I was tying flies for a trip to Chile in late March and early April to offer some clinics and spend some time fishing. He very graciously sent me a JB1608 Richard Wheatley Fly box. It’s a JB box because it bears a laser engraved copy of a pen and ink […]

Two Fly Fishing Talents Combine Forces to Form New Rod Company

Seele Fly Rods will offer premier quality fly rods handmade in Pennsylvania, USA. Bellwood, Pennsylvania, USA-December 2, 2013–Mauri Fly Fishing’s Michael Mauri and McFarland Rod Company’s Mike McFarland today announced that they will team up to form a new rod company. Seele Fly Rods (pronounced zay-luh) will be based in Bellwood, Pennsylvania and will feature […]

The SC20—an Extraordinary Fly Rod

This exceptional rod was built by Jason to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his performance as the Shadow Caster in Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It.” But this is way more than just another fly rod put together to celebrate some memorable event in the modern history of fly fishing. This is a fishing […]