Thursday, December 25, 2014

Clear Cure Goo UV System

This was also under the tree this morning.  I am excited to try the UV system!  I have been going old school using nail polish etc.  This should really be great!

Three formulas came in the kit, flex, brushable and tack free.

Berkley Parametric PC-40

Merry Christmas everybody!  I woke up to my kids screaming "Santa Came!" at 5:00 a.m.  He DID come and he brought me a very nice 8' 8" Berkley Parametric (PC-40).  One of the holy grails of the smallmouth fly rod world.

Can't wait to get it out on the river!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Kelly Galloup's Articulated Peanut Envy

I really like the dubbing spinner he uses on this pattern.  Flyfishtheozarks on YouTube does a very nice job with these flies and the videos.

Here is a link dubbing spinner I think he is using in the video.  Neat tool!

Kelly Galloup's Articulated Bottoms Up by Flyfishingtheozarks

This is a great tutorial!  Thanks to the people at flyfishtheozarks on YouTube.  

Rear Hook:
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #2

Tail: Marabou

Body: Foam Popper Heads 

Hackle: Schlappen

Legs: Crazy Legs

Articulated Connection: Beadalon

Front Hook:
Hook: TMC 8089 #2

Body: Cactus Chenille

Hackle: Schlappen

Eyes: Pre-Painted Dumbell (because WHO wants to paint dumbell eyes???)

Duane Hada's Creek Crawler

I read about this one and found a tutorial online.  I'd hate to lose one of these on a rock.....pretty detailed pattern!

Get ready....the music is a little much on the video.


TMC 5263 Size 4
Lead Eyes Medium
Krystal Flash Rootbeer
Sili Legs Fire Tip Pumpkin/Orange
Mouth: Grizzly Marabou Sand
Carapace: Swiss Straw Cream
Underbody: Tan Wool
Body: Crawdub Tan
Claws: Soft Hackle Hen Ginger
Ultra Wire Small Red
Black Sharpie or permanent marker
2-part Epoxy or Clear Cure Goo