Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pike Tube Flies ----- Additive tying

Never really tied large flies before and have never tied them on tubes either. Just trying to stock up on some of these Predator Flies for the fall. These are pretty fun to tie but finding different color saddle hackles have been a challenge. More to come!

Monday, July 18, 2011

European Imports

What comes to mind when you think of European Imports? Mercedes, BMW's? Well how about thick Browns in high water slurpin' cicadas for a mid day snack. Ripping line out of your hands faster than you doing 100mph in 5 seconds. These are the things that make you go back for more, below are a few pics of the day mixed in were a few Cutties but the Browns ruled the day.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

EP goodness

Its been a crazy summer with high flows everywhere so I've been tying some
warm water stuff to pass the time until things start to settle some. I'll post up
a few more patterns in a few days. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Streamer Binge...

I went over the the Wasatch Fly Tying Expo on Sat. and a good friend Nick Granato showed me a few tricks on tying some streamer patterns so I thought today would be a good day to sit and tie a few. Check out Nick's sick blog here at

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bug Slinger Fly Gear

Rob McAbee at Bug Slinger™ Fly Gear continues to break away from the tweedy stereotypes commonly associated with fly fishing apparel. Bug Slinger has several new graphics in the works for the new year, including many more at their Web site.

Check'em out! Pretty cool gear

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Harsh Winters

Untitled from Pat Murphy on Vimeo.

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Harsh Winters.

For those of you that need to get there fix regardless of the weather conditions, Winters can be brutal. Subfreezing temps, blowing snow, waist deep snow that you have to dredge through.

Frozen fingers,biting winds can send the most fair weather fisherman to hibernate until spring. For those of you that are hardcore, the rewards can be unbelievable. A few fish good fish can warm you up and you will forget how harsh the weather can be.

Mike and I met up at our usual 6:30 pick-up point. Mike hadn't got any sleep the night before so he was on a low tank of gas. We made the 2 1/2 hour jaunt north to a unforgiving place especially this time of year. The fishing was slow with just a few risers, Mike was determined to get his fish on streamers, and he was missing fish. With a few pattern changes he finally connected a couple nice rainbows. After a couple hours here we decided to drive further downstream to see what we could find. The thought of wading through 3 feet of snow and 300 yards to get to the river was a challenge. We hit a couple of nice holes were Mike was fishing about me and he had a couple hits but solid. Shortly after this I connected into a nice solid brown that almost tore the rod right out of my hand. We thought that fish fish had probably hit Mike's streamer than cruised down to where I was at and I connected with it. It sure made the long walk through the snow worth the trouble... and warmed our spirits as well. Nice to finally get out once again since it's been 6 months since my last adventure. Thanks again Mike, It was great to finally put everything aside and finally enjoy what I love to do.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jesse James 44 Mag 4/5 Custom------ Pre Order Done!

Inspired by Jesse James and West Coast Choppers, theJesse James Reel Company‘s goal from the beginning was to design and build fly fishing reels with a strong design element that are also tool-like in their form and function. Company president, Mark Mahoric, field-tested the 44 Mag fly reel for two years on the trophy waters of Alaska’s rivers and streams prior to its recent release.

All Jesse James reels are machined from 6061 bar stock aluminum and feature a machined aluminum reel handle, spool release and drag adjustment knobs. They have a drag system that provides silent line retrieval and a solid click with outgoing line. The 44 Mag features a gun-smoke-colored spool and a black spider-web frame pattern. The reel also features a custom skull spider logo, the Jesse James 44 Mag text on the handle, and the iron cross, which have all been laser-etched into the aluminum.

Currently available n a 7/8 model, the Jesse James Reel Company will release the Jesse James 44 Mag 4/5 (made from 3 1/4-inch stock) in May 2011, and a Jesse James 44 Mag saltwater/spey model (made from 4 1/2-inch stock) which will be available in early February 2011.