Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fisherman Quote

We ask a simple question

And that is all we wish:

Are fishermen all liars?

Or do only liars fish?

~ William Sherwood Fox

Quotation from the book “HOOKED Funny Quotes from Serious Anglers” Edited by Raye Carrington

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Fisherman Quote

There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process.
          ~ Paul O’Neill

Quotation from the book “HOOKED Funny Quotes from Serious Anglers” Edited by Raye Carrington

Saturday, August 04, 2012

North Park Special

North Park Special Floating Nymph V1
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2487
Size: 12 ~ 20
Thread: Dark Brown UTC 70
Tail: Dark Pardo Whiting Farms Coq de Leon Tailing Barbules
Abdomen: Brown Flexi-Floss
Wingcase: Brown Stone Antron Yarn
Thorax: Gray Tan Hareline Scud Dub
Head: Tying Thread

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Western Oldie Pattern

A  blast from the past pattern that was a popular fly in the 1940s & 1950s (and possibly earlier) in the Rocky Mountain area. In some places it was the referred to as the “Secret Fly.”  According to legend this fly was called the “Bloody Butcher” because of the way you could slay Cutthroat trout with it. It was also tied with a red silk thread body with a black silk thread head and Grizzly hackle.  It and the "Orange Asher" have worked extremely well for me, especially in mountain lakes. In lakes I fish it as a dry (no floatants added) with a very slow retrieve  unless casting to individual "cruisers or risers". Size 16 works the best for me.

Western Bloody Butcher (1940s/1950s Pattern)
Created By: ???
Tied By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 100, TMC 101
Size: 10 ~ 20
Thread: Red or Black 6/0 Danville Flymaster
Body: Tying Thread
Hackle: Black or Grizzly  Hackle
Head: Tying Thread