12@5


"A Fly Fishing Guide is not a REAL Guide if he doesn't tie flies"
That is a direct quote from a rant this winter by a very veteran guide whom I respect very much.

 I cant completely agree with that statement as I know lots of great guides who do not tie much or at all. But with today's Fly Shop economics, pro guide person might end up REAL poor if he or she has to buy flies every morning. Bugs are getting very expensive, even on a guide discount, so I try and tie between 8 and 12 flies for each trip. Most of it happens at 5  in the morning, before the bustle gets up.



The worm hatch is finally starting to move downstream, opening the window around here for Mr and Mrs Caddis; my vise seems pleased to be sophisticated again. Here's a look at whats falling off the tool in the morning for trips. Most of them are used that day, almost all of them are knock offs or loose interpretations of someone else's original genius using what crap I had.


Darin pupa


Daren Puppa



Silvey's Caddis Pupa knock off, swiss straw wing buds instead of starling.



THE Eagle is about to go off. Get in touch for details on the next three weeks of double dry fly mania!!!

O.P.P

You down with O.P.P ?
Yeah you know me.......

Sometimes you just want to strip, twitch or tickle someone else's property, you know work it real hard and see what she can take. It takes a special bond for a dude to offer up his new baby for a test drive for the low low price of letting him know how she performed. After all its expensive keeping all that bling, beads and fur around, Naughty by Nature S#*t  you know.

You down with O.P.P?


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Feel me flow now?......doubt it.

Spent the day fishing Other Peoples Patterns. Now your down with O.P.P

Sat around the shop with the boys the other night in our first fly swap of the season, Mr Caddis being the theme. Thats "Full Swap" for those of you with your mind still in the gutter, for you fly tyers it means you get some of your boys best stash.



It was a blast running someone else's spin on things at the end of a working leader for the day.
Mad genius like Thompson, G, Fors and Fred Rodgers ends up looking nothing like the dribble I see in today's fly catalogs believe you me. So as I wait patiently for float season and enjoy my own personal ground hog day on the legendary waters of Camp Hale at least I am entertained by the O.P.P

More on the twisted mind of Mr Scott Thompson

Next week we are on to MILF's (moths I'd like to fish)




Current Events

Lot goes on during run off..except blogging


2 full weeks of rowing certifications and the dry side of all our boats stayed that way!!


Great shot by one of our new guides, to bad its got my old worn out ass in the background.


Le Squirm went to the Reef and the legend continues to grow.


Got the tour of our property on Savery Creek in Wyoming, much more to come on this gem.


Merica