Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Fly Fishing

Cookie-Cutter Brown Trout

It’s fall in the Eastern Sierra.  That means the flows on the Lower Owens River are down around 200cfs, the brown trout are active, and the surface action is predictable. So are the cookie-cutter brown trout…

One of several photo copy, cookie-cutter browns

This time of year is my favorite for fishing.  The fish are very active, the flies are predictable, and the weather is typically awesome.  I’m looking forward to many more days of warm sunshine and dry-fly action…

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Smaller Still…

Through fall and into winter, the fish around here will feed on smaller and smaller flies.  So, it’s time to start stocking the tiny ones…

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Little Flies…

A friend of mine sent me a sample of some very nice 14/0 tying thread.  What a treat!  I’ve never tied with anything smaller than 8/0, and I used to tie size 24 with that.  Tying a size 20 Stimulator has never been easier!!

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More Flies

Just a couple more flies to take out this weekend…

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Emergers for Fall Fishin’

Adding to the fly box for the fall season is fun.  I love tying caddis and parachute emergers…

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Saturday Morning Bench Time

Sat down at the tying bench this morning, intent on tying up some very important patterns for the fall season…

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I’m pretty happy with the way these came out.  I hope the local wild trout are, too…

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Midnight Macros

I couldn’t sleep last night.  Insomnia has always been an issue for me, so I’ve learned to deal with it.  One of my tools is my camera…

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I couldn’t have created better lighting for the green Praying Mantis.  It was sitting on the brass base of my porch light, glowing from the bare bulb above it, and I used a hand-held flash.  I’m pretty happy with the results of all that brass and reflected lighting…

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More from the Tying Bench

Went fishing for a couple of hours this morning, and caught a handful of really healthy browns and rainbow/golden hybrids.  Came home and the urge to tie some flies hit, so that’s what I did…

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