Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fusion Fly Tying
Click on picture to purchase Fusion Fly Tying: Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout Flies of the Synthetic Era by Greg Senyo.
Greg Senyo is a product designer for Flymen Fishing Co. and the owner of Steelhead Alley Outfitters, an inclusive, educational fly fishing guide service on the Lake Erie tributaries. He received the Orvis Fly Tier of the Year Award in 2008 and continues to question and expand the limits of fly tying.

Vedavoo Products - Project Healing Waters

Check out NIFTY member Jeff Kennedy's hand-painted
Fly Tying Gear Set available through Vedavoo products.
Hand-Painted by Jeff Kennedy for the 2015 REEL SERVICE project (all proceeds benefiting Project Healing Waters), this one-of-a-kind set of fly tying gear carries Jeff's signature paintings of various flies. The set has a Bench Basin, Magnum Tool Wallet, Large Pinch Pouch, and Medium Pinch Pouch – and represents dry flies, nymphs, wet flies, and poppers.
(Vise and tools not included)

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

DuPage River Smallie Slam Fest!

Northern Illinois Fly Tyers Jim Gould and Mark LoVerde hooked up Sunday for some Smallmouth Bass action. They started out early scouting out Mazon River in Mazon Illinois. It was clouded up from overnight rain. Jim mentioned a section of the DuPage River he had seen on his way deer hunting last fall that looked promising. After fly fishing this section and talking to residence, they  came to realize it's a section that many people have never wet a line. The water was crystal clear and you could see 3-4' down. You could not design a better stretch of river. Jim was baffled that all the fly fishing he has done in Illinois that he has not heard of or discovered this stretch of the DuPage River. Mark and Jim have sworn to secrecy regarding its location.

Sunday's fishing was so good they decided to hit the same section again at sun rise on Labor Day, but drop a car and extend it by 1/3 mile. It was an amazing 6 hour wade! They only took pics of the hogs. Mark is in pictures and Jim's fish are on ground with rod.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Driftless Shades of Grey
Click on picture to begin reading this great article about revisiting a forgotten fly by Winston Ostrow.