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I love building fly rods and I am excited to announce that I am set up and building fly rods again! Below are two videos that highlight my work space dedicated to rod building and what I am currently working on. Check them out!
This is a simple but deadly pattern for bass. Who said you cant drop shot for bass on the fly rod?!
Click the links below to get materials.
Eagle Claw Octopus Hook
Coats Clear Thread
Solarez Thick Hard UV Resin
See this fly in action below!
A drop shot rig is a great way to target bass. It will increase catch rates, cover you in multiple situations on the water, and keep flies in your box rather than donating them to the stream or lake you are fishing. You only need a couple items to make a drop shot rig. You will need:
-Flurocarbon Line 10 - 12 lb. test
-Split Shot size BB - 3/0
-UNWEIGHTED fly pattern of choice
Below is a video that explains how to tie the rig. I hope this video helps you get into more bass. If you have any questions, comment below or send me an email. Thanks for watching!
This video will give you a quick and easy method to attach dumbbell eyes to any hook you choose. Adding dumbbell eyes will expand your fly box and give you the opportunity to vary the weight of your flies. Plus, the hook point rides up eliminating many snags. I hope this video helps you and gets you tying more patterns with dumbbell eyes!
In this video, I do a quick review of the Loon Ergo Hackle Plier. I tie a lot of flies and I have used some good and not so good hackle pliers over the years. For a simple tool, these are awesome! Check it out!
I have been busy at the vice filling orders, getting patterns ready for Spring shows, filling up my boxes, and healing from surgery. All the patterns in the video can be found in the custom patterns section of my website. A new leech pattern that I added under Buggers and Leeches did not make it into the video but you can check it out with the video below. Make sure to subscribe to my blog for fly pattern recipes, fly tying demo videos, and exclusive sales and coupons for blog subscribers only!
If you are fishing for bass this fly must be in your box! Frogs are big bass food and this fly can provide some of the most exciting of the season. Email me with any questions and I will be posting the tying demo soon along with some fly testing from the water!
I have been tying flies for shows, orders, and my boxes as I always need flies. You can never have too many buggers! This bugger is fun to tie and you can mix and match colors to make your buggers stand out. As I tie more, I will update this post with different color variations. Message me with any questions and happy tying!
I haven't posted for a while. Life has been crazy! I recently had surgery and am hoping to be back to normal in about a month. Cant fish but can still tie. Hope this pattern brings many fish to the net for you! Email me with any questions.
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