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Finally got these patterns done after Michael and I traveled up to the Eastern Sierras. We were hoping to get some of these guys wet on our trip but our visits to the East Walker River were frustrating. Five years of drought have warmed, weeded and silted this great Trout water…

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Not worth using the PMDs. Michael on the East Walker River…

For the finished PMD recipes, links and materials used:

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Click on HERE

 

Next:  1,Complete “Waiting for the son…”
2.Tie Baetis/BWO’s for me n’ Ally to use on the Lower Owens in October

PT/TB

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2015 in review

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 290,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see it.

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2014 in review

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 280,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see it.

 

THANKS to each and every one who visited !!!

PT/TB

 

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

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Thank you everyone !

 

 

PT/TB 

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…at Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Fair – November 23 & 24, 2013…

BOB MARIOTT's NOV. 23 & 24 -1-The work station…

 

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A few Fair ties…I gave a bunch away…

 

PT/TB 

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Michael and Aimee left the environs of the Big Apple and headed out to do some exploring on one of the rivers I hope to visit with him when I travel back East later this year…these are some preliminary photos which he sent to me…

BK -1-Yeah…well, I don’t know about THAT…

BK-7-The surrounding area…

BK-2-Moo’s BIIX Winston, 9′, 5wt. with a Tibor CL Reel and Aimee’s Sage SP, 9′, 6wt. with a Ross Canyon…

BK-3-The Beaver Kill…

BK-5-A local resident…I will be focusing on a lot more Eastern bugs in upcoming posts…to fill some additional fly boxes for the kids (and maybe for me)…

Beaverkill Hatch ChartBeaver Kill Hatch Chart from troutu.com…looks like I have a few patterns to tie…

BK-4-More Beaver Kill water…

BK-6-Camping by the river…that kid keeps the most organized campsite I have ever seen…

I will finish the Retro Crippled Caddis series in a couple of days. Frankenfly is off Trouting the Ausable and he will be posting the SBS on those guys sometime in the next week…

After that…some additional Cripple, Emerging and Caddis dries that would work in the above water and some places here in the West…

PT/TB 

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…comes together !!!

Back in November 2009, I designed this Midge pattern for a friend who was not entirely convinced about the effectiveness of the color PURPLE:

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KEITH’S PURPLE DISBELIEF

HOOK: Mustad C49S, #18 – # 22

THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer Black, UTC 70, Dark Gray

ABDOMEN: Gray Tying Thread

OVERABDOMEN: Hareline Stalcup’s Micro Tubing, Clear

RIB: Wapsi, Wine, X-SM

WING: Royal Blue Krystal Flash, 3 strands

THORAX: ICE DUB, UV Dun

BEAD: Spirit River, Charcoal Metallic, SM

There is an acquaintance of mine named KEITH who squawked “PURPLE?” when he saw this pattern on my FB page. Well, he will squawk directly to his vise when I post some photos on his wall of just what this fly, in this color, can do. And, having named it after him, I will live rent free in his head…forever…heh,heh…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHe caught this FINGERLING on the Lower Kings River, near Fresno, CA…earlier this week – on that Midge...and NO, it did not take him 3 1/2 years to catch a fish on this fly. He has caught numerous ‘Bows and Browns, on this pattern, on the East Walker and Owens Rivers…

Per Keith : ” Early AM, heavy cloud cover, brisk as you mentioned. Size 18 on 5X, Fish taped 27″x20″. Estimated at 12lbs +. I;m REALLY liking the pattern.”

PT/TB  

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