Friday, April 25, 2014

I'm Back....

Hey everyone...I know it's been awhile since my last post, but I'm back. Between tying, fishing, work (my day job), and Eat My Fly Outfitters, I've been busy to say the least. I've been out quite a few times this past month. I try to get on the river with any free time I have. Whether it's an hour after work or spending the entire day on the river on the weekends, the fishing has been excellent. I was having plenty of luck earlier in the season on egg patterns, especially on a pattern called "eggs over easy". You can find this tying video on Vimeo, as it has been, by far, my most productive egg pattern. Ever since last week, however, the flies have been out and about. I ran into a great Hendrickson hatch the other day and it was like taking candy from a baby. Every trout that I saw rise, I caught. The fish were just hungry, and I was thrilled to provide them with a tasty looking treat. Here are some pics of some fish that I have been fortunate enough to land lately. imageanchor="1" >

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hats are here...

Hey everyone…let me start by saying that I'm thrilled to be going out and spending some time on the river tomorrow. I must say I'm equally excited about the arrival of some new apparel. I can't thank you enough for the support of this blog and the company. Eat My Fly Outfitters has some great things planned this year and couldn't be happier with the first shipment of the year. Hopefully, I will be able to land some fish tomorrow and share it with you. I've been holed up inside for the last three weekends, and like most of you, just tied flies. Started with midges and I've moved on to some nymph patterns. I just love sitting at the vise and thinking of new flies to tie or try. Some will work, others won't. Fortunately, most do, if fished properly.
Anyway, I will keep you updated on how tomorrow goes. To purchase any of the hats, just click "buy now". All hats are adjustable and go for $20. Thanks for the support.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Spring Shipment

Planning on getting out this weekend. Its been two weeks since wetting a line and I'm going crazy! This shipment will hopefully keep me busy. Hope you enjoy the new arrivals. Eat My Fly Outfitters new hats will be here within the week. Stay tuned. To purchase any of the t-shirts, just click "buy now". Thanks for the support.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dry Flies in January!!

So I decided to hit the river today for a bit.  I left my house as it started to snow and it continued to snow as I drove to one of my favorite spots.  I parked the truck and was greeted with another one of nature's masterpieces.  The combination of the snow covered tree limbs, my favorite river, and the sounds of the water flowing is just something that never gets old.

I put my waders on, laced up my boots, and loaded my chest/back pack with all the essentials.  I usually over pack but today I soon realized that I forgot something.  I have been successful the last few weeks with egg patterns, tiny midges (size 18-22), and streamers.  It is January, so it really never crossed my mind to bring one of my dry fly boxes.

After a pretty long walk (not a big fan of crowds), I rigged up and made myself comfortable near the bank of the river.  I started with a streamer to see if there were any aggressive and hungry trout in the vicinity with no success.  I switched to egg patterns and missed a decent fish as I saw it turn on my hook set.  No less than 10 minutes later, I saw a few fish feeding aggressively on top.  I really have no idea what they were eating.  I actually think they were eating snowflakes.  I'm no dummy, so I decided to throw on a dry fly in hopes of enticing one of these trout.  Uh-Oh...I forgot my dry fly box.  Luckily, I managed to find two dry flies in my chest pack.  Fly #1--Hendrickson Dun & Fly #2--Caddis Emerger.  I decided to go with the caddis.  Good thing I did.  This BEAST ate my fly on the third cast.  Must have fought him for a good ten minutes pushing the limits of my 5X tippet.  I actually think netting him was the most difficult part.  I managed to net 1/2 of him and bear hugged the rest of his body sticking out of my net (and I have a pretty big net).  The reward was this beautiful brown that I was pleased to release for someone else to enjoy....

After my hands stopped shaking, I tried my luck at the others I saw still rising.  I worked the area for about another hour and managed to land a beautiful rainbow...

< After releasing this beauty, I decided to call it a day....due to my sore forearms.  Until next time, TIGHT LINES.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Beanies on Sale

Hey guys....with warmer weather on its way, or at least on my mind, Eat My Fly Outfitters beanies are now only $12.  Order yours before they run out!!  Available in blue, gray, and black.  Do yourself a favor and click "Buy Now" below...