“Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is in Somerset, NJ for The Fly Fishing Show. I get to talk to Tom Rosenbauer from Orvis, Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA, Bart Larmouth from Ross Reels, Jeff Patterson from Abel, Simon Gawesworth from Rio Products, Spencer Higa of Tacky Fly Fishing, Brita from Sage and Chris Frangiosa from TCO Fly Shop. I got my hands on the new Orvis Mirage, New Orvis Nippers, Ross Evolution R, Douglas Sky, Douglas Upstream Plus, Rio Products Big Nasty, Costal Quickshooter XP, Abel Reel SDS, New Abel Reel Super Series, Sage X and the Sage ESN
The Fly Fishing Show is the biggest consumer fly fishing show out there so those of you that have the chance to check it you should definitely go. I will also be in the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show so hopefully I will see you guys there. ”
The Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show is this coming Saturday, February 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FrankenFly will be at the show tying up some streamers! I tied at this show last year for the first time and it is a great show! They have a lot of vendors and seminars, plus it is very well attended. I’m looking forward to it and I hope to see you there!
In case you didn’t get a chance to catch it, here is episode 1 and 2 of Loon Outdoors Fly Tying 101. This is a live event that is produced by Loon Outdoors and it covers fly patterns for beginners. This has ran through the entire month of January. Matt Callies of Loon Outdoors shows you how to tie several fly patterns that are just right for beginners.
“I give a step by step tutorial on a Micro Sized Flashabou Baitfish pattern perfect for warmwater, saltwater, and trout alike.
Hey guys, I hadn’t realized this when I made the video but a friend of mine – Chris Slywka developed a very similar fly with the “Flash Bang” name. So out of respect for him have changed the name to Firefly for the time being.
We would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year and announce the latest issue of This is Fly Magazine. As we begin our 10th year of production we are excited to work with the most talented writers, photographer, artists, musicians and anglers in and outside of the fly fishing industry. It’s our goal to continue to work with the elite contributors but to also seek out the next generation and undiscovered talent. We look forward to exploring the globe and presenting more stellar content to our readership. Have a healthy and adventurous 2017!
This is Fly Magazine’s Issue 61 begins with Florian Kaiser’s record setting trip in search of The Holy Grail aka Giant Peacock Bass. Longtime TIF contributor Derek Olthuis explains why you should not Place Blame on yourself, but suck it up and experience saltwater fly fishing; embracing and growing from any adversity. David Carmona gets a Christmas Island wish during a memorable week reliving The GT Crash. KC Badger and crew find out why Chum Salmon Are Punks as they ditch the overcrowded Steelhead runs and target this overlooked species. Corin Smith shines after Finding South African Gold, the incredible new freshwater sight fishing venue in the Orange River for Yellowfish, Catfish and Carp. Mark Hieronymus paints the perfect picture of the Tongass National Forest and why we need to protect this salmon sanctuary. Christiaan Pretorius is at it again, this time he’s in search of tarpon, but we are talking about The Big Ones found in the Nicaraguan jungle.
We talk shop with Randy Hanner about growing up in southern Missouri and his evolution into the sport of fly fishing and tying. He’s now an Umpqua signature tier with many sought after patterns to his credit and competes on the US Fly Fishing Team.
Our featured artist is California-based Tanner Goldbeck who explains what it’s like being an artist now with social media. Tanner says, “I’m naturally a grumpy old man so I’d say the old days were much better, but then I just took a pic of my drawing and I’m going Instagram it right after I type this out. It’s a love/hate sort of thing.”
Lastly, our featured photographer John Van Vleet’s who has been a long time friend of ours and it’s pretty bad that it took us 10 years to showcase his amazing diverse collection of photos. John’s work will transport you to Belize, Mexico, British Columbia and back to Montana with a strong continuity that pulls all the images together.
The current episode in Brian Wise’s Streamer Chronicles.
“A little backstory…… Every good experiment (like Streamer Chronicles) has to have a control. Erik Griffen is the control of Streamer Chronicles. You see, Erik is 17, and a fisherman of mine. The first time him and his dad came to fish with me, I was rigging a nymphing rig for him and he (VERY politely) asked “Um, excuse me sir, do you care if I threw streamers all day instead of nymphing”…….For a 13 year old kid to say that, he grabbed my attention. The kid can fish, he handles the stick as good or better than most guys twice his age (and acts twice as old as most of those guys too). But bottom line—-I wanted to see what the next generation of streamer fisherman had to say–and he drops some GEMS!”
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I’ve been following Tony and NightMare Musky Flies (on Instagram mainly), for quite awhile now, and I’ve been very impressed with the quality of flies Tony is tying and putting out there. He has several types of modern musky flies that look killer and are catching big fish! Flies like Kraken, Beast Changer, Darkhorse, Dingle Barry, and Zero Gravity. Below Tony tells us a little more about himself and how NightMare Musky Flies got started. You can follow NightMare Musky Flies on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nightmaremuskyflies/ or on Instagram @nightmaremuskyflies
From Tony Sandrone:
“I have been an avid fisherman since I was a child. I grew up in Southern Wisconsin, moved to central Wisconsin in 1998 and was introduced to fly fishing by a buddy in 2007. It was all over from there! I started fishing for panfish, but quickly progressed into targeting larger fish with a fly rod. After moving to Eagle River in 2010, I found myself working at local fishing shops and guiding. Once I realized I could not purchase a predator fly locally to fit my needs, my mission began. Which led to the start of Nightmare Musky Flies.
Being immersed in the world of conventional fishing gear has played a pivotal role in my fly tying style. Conventional lures such as the Bulldog, Mag 10 Bucktails, and the Bucher Shallow Raider all play a role in my design process. My flies are heavily influenced by tyers such as Blane Chocklett, Niklaus Bauer, and Brian Wise to name a few. My main focus is on large articulated flies. There’s nothing quite like seeing a fly the size of a muppet getting inhaled boatside by a crocodile!
Being fortunate enough to work with great companies such as; Flymen Fishing Co, Superfly, Partridge Hooks, Hareline, and Wiggle Tails, allows me to produce the quality flies that I do. With the advancement of fly tying materials and the caliber of tyers today, I’m excited to see what the future holds.”
Beast Changer – chartreuse
Beast Changer – White Belly Sucker
Beast Changer – crappie
Darkhorse – Fire Tiger color
Darkhorse – Largemouth color
Darkhorse – group
Darkhorse – group
Kraken – Peanut Butter
Kraken – Rainbow Trout
Kraken – Walleye style
Eric Grajewski caught this beast on a Peanut Butter Kraken
From Tim Cammisa:
In this fly tying tutorial, Chuck Furimsky is our guest tyer and shares his Turbo Tail pattern. This unique tie features Chuck’s Bugskin material, and there is no doubt that his creativity shows with this one. Chuck does an excellent job tying, plus shares a lot of great stories and thoughts along the way.
If interested in purchasing the Turbo Tail fly tying material, please contact Mike Hogue of Badger Creek: 607-347-4946 http://www.eflytyer.com/
This video also features some incredible underwater camera footage by Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions; please visit his site here: http://www.tightlinevideo.com/
Hook: Partridge Ad Swier Pike; # 8/0
Thread: Ultra 210 Denier; white
Tail Guard: 25# monofilament
Tail: Turbo Tail; X-large
Body: EP Craftfur Brush
Thanks for viewing this YouTube fly fishing tutorial, and I encourage you to view my additional videos at the following website: http://www.troutandfeather.com
Let us know what you think of this pattern, and if it’s one you will tie or fly fish with. Feel free to leave any additional variations, questions, or comments on this YouTube page, or you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org