It had to happen at some point.
Mark Melvin makes a visual connection between fly tying and LOLcats.
LINK (Via:I Refuse to Blog)
Paul Menard, AKA The New Man, uses some coffee beans to create lady bug imitations.
You can find brewing instructions on The New Man's Flickr photostream LINK
Sent to us from John Ruberto at Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing Blog. April Vokey is looking for your flies, your steelhead flies. This is a fundraiser for the Steelhead Society, for habitat restoration and other projects. Send your flies to April and she will distribute to several fly shops across BC. Your flies will be purchased by anglers and all of the proceeds going to the Steelhead Society. If you tie, tie some extras up and send them in. If you are a steeheader, look into your boxes and see what you can donate. Put those flies in an envelope and send to:
8505 Norman Cres.
The Chum has a few Lewd Contuct (pictured above) strapped to a northbound pigeon.
In this podcast Martin Joergensen takes you through his home studio set up and techniques for photographing fishing flies.
Chum slurper, David Porterfield, slapped his STLHD Euro Decal on the mother of all travel cases. Anyone out there know who makes these cases? Since winning this case in a guide auction, Porterfield can't find another one like it.
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Your source for cutting edge fly design trends, fly
patterns, fly tying product reviews, and information about the angler's
craft. Beyond the Bug offers fly tying
instruction in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. LINK
North Shore Fishing Adventures offers 138 step by step Atlantic Salmon fly tutorials along with another 166 tutorials covering trout, pike and lake trout. LINK
Like Charlie in the Willie Wonka story, Matt Stansberry finally got his golden ticket. Provided by The Oregon Fly Fishing Blog
....... and the other half to fine art. LINK
Five years ago Shawn Davis began a quest to begin making artistic salmon flies using only the finest materials available to both flytiers and jewelers. LINK
The Triple Wammie
Hooks: #18, #16, #10 Heavy Wire Scud Hooks
Articulation: 20# Nylon Backing Colored with Permanent Marker
Thread: Orange #6 Round
Worm Body: Small Red Chenille Burned to a Taper
Egg Body: Orange Egg Yarn
Sort Hackle Body: Pink Sow Bug Dubbing
Hackle: Grey Hen Wrapped Sparsely
Via: Eastgate Anglers LINK
Captain Ahab ties up a new pattern with some bits and pieces of his 3G iPhone that went for a swim in the Farmington River.
Last week I dropped my new iphone 3G in the Farmington River. It's become a very expensive paperweight so tonight I figured I'd get some use out of it. Seeing it was the river that took it from me, it's gonna at least catch me some fish.
Take it from someone who knows the man.
When Straq says his Foxtail Crab (claw variation) pattern has been, "very good"... you should pay attention.
P.S. It's a stripah pattern
Via: Wayupstream LINK
Chum addict John Testor recently turned us on to this new site: Fly Recipes. Looks like these boys are on to something special. We'll keep a finger to the pulse of this one and fill you in on its official launch.
This on-line journal features an impressive list of tying instructions for many warm water patterns.
Sven-Olov Hård has always been fascinated by the classic salmon flies of the 18th and 19th centuries, and he has been tying replicas of them since 1974. LINK
Some wicked good patterns and tying instruction for all you salty dogs. LINK
Vigs is a tyer and purveyor of classic and contemporary featherwing streamer flies. LINK
40,000 flies (more than 140 different types of flies) are tied every year in Alain Barthélemy’s workshop. This shows how dynamic this Dutch company has become in a few years, succeeding in gaining the most demanding fly-fishers’ confidence. As a matter of fact, Alain Barthélemy, whose taste for perfection is as strong as his passion for fly-fishing, makes it a point of honor to tie every single fly imitation himself. LINK
The Diggler has been a great streamer for me this year. It's caught browns out of the Madison in the Park, 'bows from rocky ford and Dollies from the Devil River and Rocky Creek.
VIA Fly Times "Old Timey" Fly Fishing Blog LINK