Category Archives: Fly Tying

To the McCloud River 

Tomorrow will be the first holiday within the trout season spectrum that I will actually be able to pick up a fly rod. It’s a big deal to me.  Supposedly, the trout are amenable to being caught. So I’m tying … Continue reading

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Bringing on yet more–rhetorical redundancy

Though I will say this: These falls are amazing (or is this a singular FALL?), and I was astounded that NO ONE was down there when I was.  I believe that is the first time I’ve been there without at … Continue reading

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Mr. Ron, proving he has a face made for radio, decides to wax for a moment about the morning temperaments of the McCloud River

I was going to include this in a larger post about the day in general, but I figured I’d pare it down a bit: Of course there is zero useful information in this river report. But this should in no … Continue reading

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No filters (And blogging from the banks of the McCLoud)

Sure. It isn’t a huge fish. But it sure does have color. Hat tip to Mike Mercer. It’s his fly (Mercer’s missing link. An absolute TERROR to tie, but I did it).

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On into Friday 

As the weekend comes rolling towards us all, I will have the next few days to think about the book idea I’ve carried for years, the general attack plan,  and the cool idea my daughter gave me to help me … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the McCloud River

Just an update for the fly-fishing-minded.  Season opens here on Saturday, and I have managed to protractedly throw off the yoke of soul-sucking bond at work for a couple days commensurate with that time.  I’m sure some other vampiristic, logistical … Continue reading

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The tie-dye mouse

So I need to explain this for a minute.  Most of you won’t realize this, but this is a horribly-wound version of a mouse.  I discovered that it was going to run off the rails when I started tying this … Continue reading

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