Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fish Pimping - A seasoned guide reflects on the contradictions of the trade.

Interesting article on the relationship between a guide and his clients from the Anglers Journal. 

LINK: Fish Pimping


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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Fly Fishing Show - Edison, NJ - This Weekend

The fly fishing show is this coming to New Jersey weekend - January 25, 26 & 27 - at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center Edison, NJ. I'll be there all three days tying flies, signing books and doing presentations. Show Hours are: Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday 8:30am – 6:00pm and Sunday 9am – 4:30pm.

Here's my schedule for the weekend:

Friday Featured Fly Tyer - 10:15 AM -  Matt's Favorite Mayfly & Caddis Emergers. I'll be demonstrating how to tie some very effective emergers and showing tips & tricks to make tying them easier and more consistently.  Missing Link Caddis, Matt's Mayfly Cripple, Iris Caddis and BWO Improved Sparkle Emerger.

Friday Seminar - Catch Room 11:30 AM - Fishing Dry Flies & Emergers for Trout. Patterns and techniques on how to fish them most effectively.

Saturday Seminar - Catch Room 2:00 PM – Tying and Matching Northeastern Hatches.We'll go through the annual sequence of the most common Eastern hatches and the flies I use to imitate them as well as how to fish them most effectively. 

Author's Booth - Friday 12:30 PM, Saturday 3:00 PM, Sunday 12::00 PM

I'll be tying flies the rest of the weekend at Table #22 with Tim Flagler 

For all the details, click here: The Fly Fishing Show Edison, NJ

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tying Lance Egan's Red Dart

In this video Tim Flagler ties a peacock herl body fish catching nymph designed by National Fly Fishing Champion Lance Egan.  Like all of Lance's nymphs, this one sinks like a cannonball so it gets into the trout's  "feeding zone" quickly.  Its tied with readily available materials, and if you don't have jig hooks and slotted beads, it can be tied on a standard nymph hook with a conventional bead.  


If you are in the New England area this weekend - Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 18, 19 & 20 - you may want to shake your winter time fishing blues off by attending the Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  My son Hunt will be there tying flies on the show floor with Tim Flagler, along with a bunch of other talented fly tyers.  For more information click here: The Fly Fishing Show - Marlborough, MA    

Sharpen your hooks.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Must Love Chickens.....

Who needs a dog when you can have a chicken at your side when you're knee deep in a cold, clear river?



Sharpen your hooks.