Friday, April 29, 2011
Yesterday, I received my order of dubbing from "The Dungeon". I have heard a lot about these guys on the forums. Their email response comes from "The Mad Scientist". I was told their dubbing blends are the best.
So, this morning, I broke into a batch of it and tied a Blue Winged Olive.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 12:04 PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This drawing and watercolor was done by Jason Borger. Jason is the son of Gary Borger - famous fly fishing author. Jason was the stunt man doing the casting in "A River Runs Through it". He is a tremendous artist, writer, and fly caster.
The drawing above was done as the original in his father's book "Designing Trout Flies". The drawing appears on page 25 of that book. Jason was kind enough to watercolor the drawing for me.
I think he is an awesome artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Byron Haugh at 12:44 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
While fishing in Southern Missouri a few weeks ago, I found the Zebra Midge to be the fly the trout just loved. The guy I was fishing with wondered if there were some way to get the tuft at the head to be in front of the bead.
After getting home, I decided to try to do this. I did not want the tuft to stick out over the eye.
Anyway, this is what I have come up with so far.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 10:23 AM
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Returned from a fly fishing trip to the trout stream near my hometown in Lebanon, Mo. Had a fine fishing trip. The stream is in Bennett Spring State Park. It is less than 2 miles long and is fed by a single spring head which produces 100,000,000 gallons of cold water each day. The stream is spit into 3 "zones". Zone 1 is fly fishing only; Zone 2 is artificial only; and Zone 3 is for bait fishing. All seem to coexist peacefully - though quite crowded on weekends. Luckily, we were there for a full week beginning on a Monday, so it wasn't very crowded. The stream is stocked with rainbows and maintains a number of carry-over fish as well.
The stream ends in the Niangua River which can be great fishing as well - just downstream from the confluence with Bennett Spring.
On one partial day of fishing, I caught and released 14 healthy rainbows. Largest was about 16 inches.
The most productive fly was a size 14 or 16 Zebra Midge. The fish loved them!
This was the "dining table" in our small cabin.
Posted by Byron Haugh at 10:35 PM