Every once in a while, tyers get a new pattern tightened up enough to say, “That’ll work.” I’ve finally got a new midge pattern I’ve been working on close enough to leave it alone. No more modifications, no more adjustments. That’s a hard thing to do for an OCD person like myself. But the pattern has […]
Not too long ago, I got an email from a man named Byron Begley. Byron is part owner of a very successful East Tennessee fly shop called Little River Outfitters. This place does it all from schools to guide trips to mail online shopping. Their whole vibe makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk […]
This is just a quick post on a really great opportunity we were fortunate enough to have happen. It seems like so many great things have been happening to us at DDO lately. We are so thankful for that. Bob Grebe, of Fox 21/27, recently met up with me to learn a little about Dead […]
Last year, I was invited by the folks at Orvis to participate in the Go Outside Festival at their tent. The event, which started in 2011, is aimed at representing all of the outdoor recreation activities available in the region. It has taken off, to say the least.
I just received a bottle of Loon Flow from Hareline Dubbin. It’s Loon’s newest offering in their UV Clear Fly Finish lineup. I just happened to be in the middle of an order that included zebra midges and thought I’d try it out on them. I typically use Clear Cure Goo Hydro for these little […]
In the days we first inhabited the New World, we learned how Native Americans practiced resourcefulness of their environments to the fullest. For instance, they would use a harvested deer for the meat, the deerskin for clothing, and the bones and antlers for tools. This was a great way of being resourceful, but also giving […]
A couple years ago, I heard about this event in our county called the Botetourt County Annual Fishing Carnival. The joint event is mainly coordinated by the Botetourt County Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. In a nutshell, the event consists of an afternoon of free fishing related […]
I have an amazing piece of furniture to tie on. It’s absolutely beautiful. It has a beautiful bicolor stain. It has a drawer at the base and drawers covering the back piece. It even has tool and spool holders. It’s everything I don’t need in a desk.
In the Army, there are many activities that you learn to hate. There are so many that sucked. Of all those things, one was instilled. Everything you touch should be more clean than when it was brand new. Everything. Now as an Infantryman, that meant your weapon had better be flippin’ spotless unless you’re putting […]
The Zebra Midge is a great fly to use as a dropper, especially in tailwaters. Midges hatch year round, making them one of the few species that can be used in the winter as well. The most common sizes to be equiped with should be in the #18-24 range in any color that works well. […]
There are a few flies that are in just about everyone’s fly box. Tried and true patterns that are sure to “save the day”. Dry patterns like the Elk Hair Caddis, BWO and Adams…