Tuesday, October 31, 2017

NC Fly Fishing Trail Pledge

"As a true sportsman, I pledge to never litter and to avoid trespassing on private lands. I will respect the rights of property owners, and always leave the streams in better condition than I found them." -- NC Fly Fishing Trail Pledge
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tying up some flies for a trip next month.

Tying up some flies for a trip next month. I need to order some more hooks and materials! I think I might go with a bulk hook assortment, instead of the expensive little packets. Any thoughts or experiences?

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Wet wading!!

Wet wading with the Korkers K5 Bombers! These boots grip so well I think sometimes I'm a little too confident! But, I do love the feeling of cool water flowing past my feet!!
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Took a short hike yesterday

Took a short hike yesterday to enjoy the <slightly> lower humidity. Saw this guy and a couple of his brothers sunning in the duckweed in a flooded area next to the trail.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Simple Bunny redfish fly

Barrie Mann led the MCFF Fly Tyers group tonight in tying his Simple Bunny redfish fly. Very easy fly to tie, no reason not to keep a dozen on hand!! Mid-Coast Fly Fishers in New Smyrna Beach meetings are second Mondays, tying nights are third Mondays.
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Friday, October 06, 2017

Fair Flies Dubbing Brushes

I met some of the guys from Fair Flies at this year's IFTD Show and they were kind enough to send me some samples of their awesome Ethically Sourced fly brushes. I feel bad that it's taken me this long to try them, but I received the package just before we evacuated from Hurricane Irma and I haven't spent much time at the vice since then. I'm tying up some flies for my trip next week and finally get to play with the brushes. These things are incredible!! These are some of the thickest packed brushes I've used, there's a ton of dubbing, crystal, tinsel and even rubber legs in these things!! But, even with all that material they're still flexible and wrap really well. I can't wait to see their action in the water!! Check out their story, FairFlies are doing good things!!
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Still more than half a week away...

Still more than half a week away, but I'm already counting down the hours until I'm back, knee-deep in cold water waving a stick in the air! Find me at the Orvis Down The Hatch show in Alpharetta, I'll have stickers with me!
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Monday, October 02, 2017