Saturday, February 11, 2012
Fly Box Hero - Gabe Schubert
I attended an amazing fly tying seminar today at Bob Mitchell's Fly Shop in Lake Elmo. The subject of the seminar was on "Big Flies," no way I can miss that one. Gabe Schubert was the instructor. Gabe is without question the best fly tier and fisherman I know. Gabe's flies are absolutely incredible and best of all Gabe is a very humble and down to earth guy. You'd be hard pressed to find a person with so much talent and so little ego...especially in this sport!
Gabe tied a series of big ole reverse or hollow tied buck tail streamers. I took pictures and posted them below. Nothing short of incredible, in a class of his own for sure. The layering effect and attention to detail makes these flies works of art. Take a look and I'm sure you will agree.
Don't think these flies are destined for a glass box because Gabe has been hauling out huge muskies from the river with these patterns. He had a picture of a muskie he caught on Super Bowl Sunday that was just huge (24" girth I think!). Eli can have the Super Bowl...
If you ever see the name Gabe Schubert on a fly tying presentation make sure to clear your calendar. Gabe is a true artist and is equally skilled on the water!