More on the new desk…

•November 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have some drawings of the new desk that is on order.  It is Stoney Creek’s Pennsylvania Masters model with a few custom features like an extra material hutch added to the top, extra deep drawers, secret compartments and electrical outlets and built in surge protector on the worktop.  The desk will have 28 drawers total and will be crafted from Cherry stained in a Autumn Wheat color.

Here’s a photo of a similar model with a bookcase added over the desk instead of the material hutch.

Should not be long now…

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Some images from today…

•November 15, 2009 • 1 Comment

I was able to get out and wet a line with a friend today.  Things got fast and furious for a while so there were not many pictures taken but here’s a few…

Nice Rainbow with a clear shot of what fooled him.  The method was Czech (or Polish) nymphing and this flashback pheasant tail with an oversized faceted tungsten bead was the anchor fly.  I originally tied these primarily to get the flies to the bottom, never expecting that oversized bead to be attractive to the fish, but they seem to love it.
Here’s the rest of him…

A chunky brown…

This guy and bunch of others took a caddis pupa pattern tied with UV dubbing.  I loved the way this pattern looks in the water.  Very translucent, very buggy…                                

You can’t really make it out to well but part of it is tucked neatly behind the jaw.

This fly took one of the biggest fish if the day, a big fat brown.  I’m waiting on my buddy to send me the photo I’ll put it up when I get it.  Flashback Pheasant Tail tied Winona Fly Factory style…

Bird and Trout

•November 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

One of my other passions is fine cutlery.  Several weeks ago I recieved this Bird and Trout model from maker Gene Ingram.

I have at least a half a dozen of his knives.  And I can say without hesitaion that he does beautiful work.  His prices are reasonable to boot.  I love the feel of this blade in the hand.  It almost makes me want to harvest a trout or two next time I go out…almost…

Sixth Finger Scissor

•November 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have always admired those fly tiers who mastered the art of tying with a pair of scissors in their hands.  I call it an art because it is something I have never been able to do.  I gave up after I embedded the points of the scissors into my eye brow.  I was tying away late one evening and felt a little itch above my right eye…it took about ten minutes to stop the bleeding.  I vowed after that to give up on trying to tie with sharp implements in my hands

Yesterday I received a package in the mail that will change all that.  The Sixth Finger Scissor.  They are an ingenious pair of light weight spring loaded scissors with an oversized ring that comfortably fits over your middle finger.  You can find out more about the scissors at Singlebarbed’s Blog.

Singlebarbed Sixth Finger Scissor

•November 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have always admired those fly tiers who mastered the art of tying with a pair of scissors in their hands.  I call it an art because it is something I have never been able to do.  I gave up after I embedded the points of the scissors into my eye brow.  I was tying away late one evening and felt a little itch above my right eye…it took about ten minutes to stop the bleeding.  I vowed after that to give up on trying to tie with sharp implements in my hands

Yesterday I received a package in the mail that will change all that.  The Sixth Finger Scissor.  They are an ingenious pair of light weight spring loaded scissors with an oversized ring that comfortably fits over your middle finger.  You can find out more about the scissors at Singlebarbed’s Blog.

I tied up a dozen flies up last night using the new scissor in hand and I was blown away.  After 30 years of tying flies I can finally hold a pair a scissors in my hand while working.  I was able to turn out a dozen Czech nymphs without wiping blood from my eyes, which is always a plus!  Thanks Singlebarb!

The Desk

•November 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment
IMG_4162The desk… Its an old roll top and it has served me well for many years.  I hope to be moving the operation to a custom built fly tying desk that will accommodate two tiers and offer a bit more storage.  I placed the order about a month ago with the Stoney Creek Company and delivery should only be a few weeks out.  The new set up will allow my son and I to tie side by side.

More to follow…

The Desk

•November 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The desk… Its an old roll top and it has served me well for many years.  I hope to be moving the operation to a custom built fly tying desk that will accommodate two tiers and offer a bit more storage.  I placed the order about a month ago with the Stoney Creek Company and delivery should only be a few weeks out.  The new set up will allow my son and I to tie side by side.

More to follow…