Saturday, November 28, 2009

Step by Step Para-Hackles - FOTD

Step by step Para Hackles (made very easy) by GlobalFlyFisher!.

I never understood how to make the hackle stand up so nicely - and this is a very "how to" method. I will be tying some of these very soon!

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Man, this tutorial is excellent! Thanks again GFF!

Killer Scuds - FOTD

Wow, just wow - check out these beautiful killer scuds put together by LuciV.

Great photos as well - showing you exactly how to tie them.

The detail in these photos shows just how amazing these scuds look. And using CDC is a brilliant idea.

Thank you again LuciV for being a repeat offender here on CMFS!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I scored a bunch of fresh pheasant tails from my buddy Scott today:

And put them to very good use!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Depth Charge Bird's Nest



Just a couple I pounded out tonight. I figured out on fly #4 how to do the biots, but still having problems getting the hackle to lay down flat.

Depth Charge Bird's Nest - FOTD

I love this fly - it was featured in Fly Fisherman Mag last month and I just like the way it looks. I wish I could tie these as good as these look - I need to spend some more time on these, and I should get better.

See instructions on how to tie it here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CarlP's BWO Nymph - FOTD




Well, at least my version of it! Check it out at CarlP's Blog.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Little Trigger Baetis - FOTD

These little beauties by Dubb J B (from Carbondale, CO!!) are going to be next on my tying bench - they look easy to tie and super effective! You can also change up the coloration pretty easily between olive/tan/black/red as needed. Nice ties!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

HDR Photography

Photo by Coy Aune.

Flickr truly is an amazing place of some very very talented photographers. I love HDR photography - and wish I had a good camera that takes different exposures manually - but I'm a point and shoot guy. Of course being damn good at PhotoShop helps too.

It is very difficult to get a good HDR photo from shots of a trout - because you need to hold it still long enough to get 2 or more different exposure photos, but if anyone finds one, email the link!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

David Burdeny Photography - ICEBERGS

Wow, just wow. Take a look at his website and you will be in awe of some of these images. I have no idea how he does these photos, but they are pretty amazing.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Drew Rush Photography

I stumbled upon this great article by
This is Fly that spotlights Drew Rush, a outdoors guide who has guided everything from fishing to snowmobiles! And he has some amazing photography as well. He has some amazing work, some of which has been published in some of the magazines we all peruse, and has some photo tours on his site. I love fly fishing and outdoor photography, and he captures some breath taking images. Thanks Drew!