If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on a cold winters night then have a look at http://evolutionofaflyfisher.wordpress.com/
Mike Wilkinson’s a really innovative fly tier but even more so he’s an absolute perfectionist. Watching his flies evolve is fascinating as you can tell he thinks a hell of a lot about how the fly could be improved before implementing it. The artic-bully is a great example (as well as being a spiffy looking fly). By the time I got round to trying to tie a copy of v1.0 he had already posted pics of v2.0 and v3.0!
Anyway, check out his blog – heaps of pics of cool flies along with some great information from a thinking flytier.
Quick vid for you guys. Most of you have probably already seen it on Facebook, but for those that haven’t then here it is.
I fished the upper pools quickly on Saturday morning with Dad. The river was very clear and had a fair number of Trout spawning. We found the going a little tough given the timeframe and conditions. This section of river is in great shape and with the current weather blasting the country will now be on fire for the next few days at least. I know where I’d rather be than working all week!
For those of you planning on hitting it we did well on small size 12 tangerine glowies with red dots. Small tungsten H/C or Caddis were also used with a .4 splitshot where needed. Also trialled a new fly but lost it to a snag before doing any damage! I’ll try adding a quick tying list later in the week for anyone wanting to make a prototype and give it a whirl.
Speaking of flies I’ll be making a few in the coming week. If anything of note turns out you’ll soon hear from me. Happy fishing, stay warm and drive safe.
August 16, 2011 | Categories: Fly Tying, Trip Reports | Tags: Back country, Big Trout, boots, Fishing, Fly, Fly Fishing, Fly fishing gear, Fly Fishing New Zealand, Fly tying, New Zealand, New Zealand Fly Fishing, Nymph, Rainbow, Rainbow Trout, River, Riverworks, Riverworks Lifestyle, Tongariro, Trout, Turangi, vests, waders | 3 Comments
What other colours should I do??
I’m still mucking around with the stuff I got from the states. After my previous experience with a purple bunny streamer I thought I’d try one with marabou and a deer hair head… I can’t wait to see if it works.
August 13, 2011 | Categories: Fly Tying | Tags: Andrew Hearne, articulated streamer, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing New Zealand, Fly tying, New Zealand Fly Fishing, Rainbow Trout, Sight Fishing, South Island | 4 Comments
Last week I got sent some fly tying gear from the States by our great mate Isaiah M. Perez. Lots of it, and quite different from what is available over here.
I’ve been mucking around over the past few days tying a few different things.
Any suggestions for what I could name this one?
Figured some of you guys might be interested in seeing how I tie flies. First up’s a nice simple pattern – a green caddis.
Hope it’s of some help. Keen to hear any comments you guys have.