Friday, February 25, 2011

New Small Flies

It's been a long time since I've posted some small flies on here.  I got a little package recently that inspired me to get cranking at the vise...  TMC 16/0 thread, and TMC 518 #32 and #30.  

First off, are some generic adult midge patterns assorted from #26 to #32.  All the flies below are in that range as well.  I threw in a #22 blk CDC midge emerger in this first picture for scale.  

And now on to some of the new creations...
Blk x-sm wire rib, tied shaggy.
Brown Micro Tubing, pink thorax blk BH. 
Not a midge but had to toss it in here...  BWO emerger #26.  Partridge aftershaft, thread tail.
BWO emerger sparse.
BWO mature nymph.
Brwn/white softhackle midge. 

Blk/white softhackle midge.
Circus midge pupa. 
Green Butt Skunk Midge

Thanks for checking out my new patterns...  If you have any questions on materials, or tying instructions please feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Guys, Flies, & Pies 2011 Photos

Had a great time at GFP 2011!  Below are some shots of the event...
Great to see a few kids at the event this year.
The big raffle item.
Me doing a tying demo.  (photo by Jessie Hollenbeck)
A nice turn out this year.
Crazy box of streamers in the raffle got my attention.
Brian Bradfield doing a tying demo. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Guys, Flies, & Pies

On February 19th there will be a fly tying event in Rochester, NY!  I'll be there, and I'm scheduled to do a little tying demo.  If you live in the Western NY area and are interested in fly tying (even a little) make sure you swing by.  It's a great place to meet some local fly tyers, share some patterns, and eat pizza.  As a bonus the raffle prizes are awesome this year!  To see more info about the event check out their website.