Flies from the Vise

Flies from the Vise

I spent some time at the vise recently, filling my final customer orders before we head out on our Fly Fishing Road Trip in a few days. Some of those flies found their way into the provider box for Dancingtrout and me to use when the fly boxes we carry have a few holes in…

Still at the Vise

Still at the Vise

I’m still at the vise and finished another fly order this week. I’m almost caught up with my fly orders, which is a good thing because we’re leaving on another trip in two weeks. More on that later. This was a small order consisting of Art Flick’s Red Quill pictured above and the Delaware Adams….

Completing a Fly Order

Completing a Fly Order

I’ve been at the vise lately, completing a fly order for a good customer. I thought you might enjoy some fishy looking flies! I took materials with me to the Big Island of Hawaii and tied all the Sparkle Duns, a total of 60. Since I’ve been home, I finished the order and thought I’d…

Tying Flies at the Vise

Tying Flies at the Vise

I’ve been tying flies at the vise recently, filling orders for my patient customers. Between my trips and periodic surge of orders, my list of flies to tie grew. If you are looking for flies, be sure to contact me in the near future and I can add you to the list. I’ve stopped providing…

Flies from the Vise

Flies from the Vise

I’m back to fly tying and thought I’d share some of the flies from the vise. I’ve been spending more time at the fly tying vise, completing orders and getting ready to teach a couple of flies at this week’s Central Oregon Fly Tyer’s Guild on Thursday night. Be sure to check below for links…

Vince Marinaro’s Jassid Fly

Vince Marinaro’s Jassid Fly

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Vince Marinaro’s Jassid Fly. I met some friends for coffee last Friday. One of them, Jim Ferguson, was sharing a fly he tied recently I recognized…a Jassid. I asked him if I could take a quick picture at the table and this is the result. These images aren’t…

The Grouse Hackle

The Grouse Hackle

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Grouse Hackle, a fly from the mid-1800’s. I’m always searching for the next Throw Back Thursday Fly, using a variety of sources for inspiration. I’ve used Mike Valla’s The Founding Flies (2013). The first chapter is about Thaddeus Norris (1811-1878) and the Grouse Hackle fly is mentioned….