Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Some updates

I have been making a lot of updates to the site with more pictures. I am working on a new idea that I do not think I have seen before. A comprehensive list of flies, the natural item the fly is meant to represent, and a fish caught on that fly. Sort of a full circle from fly tying vise to net, take a peek: flies | food | fish.

I am working on a trip to fish with Tom in late January 2010. I love winter fishing and fishing Colorado tail waters is one of my favorite past times.

My 2010 weekends are filling up so be sure to contact me as soon as possible to book a lesson. The Shad run will be here shortly!

Dickerson Before The Blizzard

Starting to sell a lot of beer can/fishing lanyard combos over at dragonfly fishing! Here are the pics of a group casting and fishing lesson  from Dickerson, Md. last week. The air temps were in the low to mid 20's and lots of wind. The Potomac had the clarity of a bowl of lentil soup.

dickerson power plant

Icy river bank
icy river bank

Bag of reels
bag of reels

 Pile of waders
pile of waders

Bike rack --> rod rack
bag of reels

Fence post --> rod rack
rods and reels
bag of reels

My fly of choice if the water wasn't stained
damsel fly nymph

Casting practice
casting practice 2

Last cast
casting practice

The guys
the guys

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tom has the night off

Tom has the night off and was going to go fish the Dream Stream but -9 temps and a foot of snow might keep him home. He's currently building a 11' 5wt rod and has a bunch of custom rods to sell. I'll post details of weights/lengths and prices when I hear.

I'm off to a dinner at the Denmark Embassy. Plenty of free Carlsberg. I've got my new sunfish lapel pin to show off. Lets hope Hillary isn't having a party tonight too with her guests hogging all of the street parking.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas tree tube flies!

christmas tree tube fly

Live 2 Fly Fish Radio

tying materials
Listening to July episode of Live To Fly Fish while organizing dumbbells and bead chain eyes, dr jones is growling at the dogs barking in the podcast background. Inventory low so time order more and find unattended window blinds with bead chain. Winter business is picking up with some  fishing trips and lessons in the books. Time to start tying up some winter stones.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Embassy Parties

The one good thing about Tom moving to Colorado was him giving me suits. I'm wearing a nicely tailored wool suit to the Norwegian embassy. Starting the t-shirt designs for TPFR members or anyone else who fishes the Potomac.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Making some updates to the web site during period breaks in the Capitals game.

Got my new Fly Rod & Reel magazine in the mail today. Always glad to get a new fishing mag in the mail. Steelhead looks to be the main focus. Can't wait dive into this issue.

Monday, November 16, 2009

TPFR Links Update

Made some updates to the  TPFR links page on Virginia laws that I came across today on a DMV laws search.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gravelly Point

Spent the late morning fishing with my unruly hound at Gravelly Point.

Tide was outgoing and not much in the way of fish biting was going on. The hound had separation anxiety and refused to be tethered to a picnic table more than a few feet away from me. His high pitched barks were
not welcomed by those enjoying the weather.

A fishing excursion turned into a casting excursion. We fished long enough for the wife to run a few miles into the city and back. We then had lunch at Liberty Tavern one of our favorite spots. Spent the afternoon  working on dragonfly fishing products and later sold a few beer lanyards at the New Zealand Embassy (the wife's job gets me into some cool places)

gravelly point
gravelly point 
dr jones 
gravelly pointgravelly point

Friday, November 13, 2009

Custom Flies

Tied up a few dozen custom flies for a father and son trip to the SNP this weekend. Mix of attractor nymphs, some foam dries, and some bait fish/crustacean looking streamers. Hope they had as much fun fishing my flies as I had tying them.