Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brad Bohen, Kelly Galloup, and Mossy Creek

I was invited down to Mossy Creek Fly Shop this past weekend, to meet Brad Bohen, and Kelly Galloup. They were both down there doing a tying lesson, and presentations, so Brian and Colby the owners asked if I wanted to come down, this was after we talked for 10 minutes and they realized how much I loved chucking over-sized flies. So after watching, learning, and meeting the 2 celebrities, we drank a couple beers, we supported our local shop, purchasing something I really needed, yet another hat.

Brad Bohen's Musky Fly. Awesome color combo

Brian was kind enough to put us on some private water on Mossy Creek, thank buddy. We got geared up with green grass and temps in the upper 30's, by the time we were geared up and fishing the second hole, there was an inch of snow on the ground. Three hours later we had one fish to hand and 3 others that were smarter than us. We stripped streamers till we couldn't see anymore, and headed back north, out of the snow, not very often do you hear that phrase.

Nice Mossy Creek Brown Trout
Headbanger Sculpin right where it should be
 Naturally, after you watch rad Bohen tie a musky fly, its only right that you go right home and sit down at the vise. So I did :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Three Days on the Tully

Monday marked the beginning of my guide season, after the call to my client, letting him know its going to be crappy weather. Snow and freezing rain was in the forecast for the day, but we decided to gamble and won. It was cold, yup, but we managed fish all morning, and no snow or rain until the afternoon. Fish were eating caddis larvas, midges, and wooly buggers.

Tuesday and Wednesday, my little sister came up for 2 days of fishing. She is a regular fishing lady with a spin rod, but for Christmas, she was given a fly rod, by me that is. So we headed over to the Tully Tuesday night, it was nothing but awesome. Caddis Larvas and zebra midges worked all night long. Then Wednesday morning we were joined by Casey before work, it was another awesome morning.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Musky Madness and Spring Creek

Sunday, I was invited to the State College store to tie Musky flies for the Musky Madness event they held. Todd Deluccia, Corey Siple, came and talked about Musky, and their successes of flying in Central ans Western PA. Lenny and I were asked to come and tie musky flies while those guys talked about musky. So after 5 hours I got 4 new flies done, and Lenny, well he talked too much and only tied 1, but it was a nice one. Thank You to all that came out to the event, and a Special thanks to Todd and Corey for sharing their experiences with us.

And who goes out to state college without fishing Spring Creek, nope not me, Lenny, Pat, and I hit Spring until dark. Fishing was tough, but Pat and I each managed one each. All in all a great trip.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Featured Fly - CD's Biot Emerger

Here is a fly Casey came up with to fool the picky trout of Spring Creek, it is an awesome BWO emerger pattern that proved it worth last weekend in State College. You can sink it right to the bottom or you can fish it in the film behind an adult, either way its deadly when Olives are coming off.

Hook: TMC 206BL sz. 18-22
Thread: UNI Thread 8/0 Olive 
Shuck: Antron - Olive Brown
Abdomen: Goose Biot - BWO
Thorax: Superfine Dubbing - BWO
Wing: Ice Dub - UV Dun
Wing 2: CDC - Med Dun

Step 1: Make a thread base, tying in the Antron about a 3rd of the way down the hook bend.

Step 2: Tie in a goose biot from the tip.

Step 3: Wrap the goose biot 2/3s of the way up the hook shank.

Step 4: Tie in the Ice dub, right at the end of the goose biot.

Step 5: Dub the thorax.

Step 6: Pull the Ice Dub wing forward and tie off.

Step 7: Tie in a small stack of Med. Dun CDC for the front wing.

Step 8: Dub the rest of the fly forming the head.

Finished Fly: