Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hooking the Big One, Part 2

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come

Part 1 of this post described the general form of what I like to call the “water pulley” technique for unsnagging a fly.

Figure 3 - Water Pulley

Figure 3 – Water Pulley

This conclusion describes….A Fortuitous Variation more…

Hooking the Big One, Part 1

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come

We have our minor curses–slippery river rocks, wind knots, wind itself. But there are few things in fly fishing more aggravating than hooking the big one–the planet. That is, snagging on the bottom. The aggravation can be amplified by the fact that it’s a favorite fly, or that it’s the last fly on hand of a pattern that has been working, or because disengaging a snag requires antics that spook the fish, or because a snag wastes precious time when a hatch is underway or when there’s only another half hour left before quitting time…or perhaps simply because it’s the thirteenth snag in the last twelve minutes. more…

Here’s Mud in Your Eye

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, Montana

This might seem an odd introduction to a fly tying blog, but trust me there’s a connection, albeit fanciful. Which of the following would you chose as the answer to this question?

What is the meaning of “Here’s mud in your eye!

1. It’s is a congratulatory drinking toast, similar to “bottoms up!

2. A phrase a jockey might use to encourage other riders to come in second or worse (the first horse kicks up mud, but doesn’t get any in their face.)

3. The story of a biblical miracle where Jesus cured a blind man by placing mud in his eyes. more…