Friday, December 19, 2014

D-Midge Fly Pattern


Had a chance to sit down and watch my good friend Dennis Miller tie a few of his signature patterns
this past Saturday at Charlie's Fly Box. Dennis is a true gentleman, and always puts on a very nice
and informative show. Along with several of his very effective patterns, Dennis tied his D-Midge Pattern, a staple in the Umpqua Fly Catalog.

If you are in the nieghborhood of the Taylor or Upper Gunnison River in the spring and summer months, you need to visit Dennis at the Willow Creek Flyshop, at Three River Resort in Almont, CO.
Dennis runs the flyshop during the summer.  

D- Midge Fly Pattern- Grey
Hook: TMC 2457, Sz: 16-20
Thread: UTC 70 Grey
Bead: Size 17 Glass Bead- Grey
Tail: Grey Flouro Fibre
Body: UTC 70 Thread- Grey
Rib: Small UTC Wire- Black
Wing: Grey Flouro Fibre





 D- Midge Fly Pattern- Olive
Hook: TMC 2457, Sz: 16-20
Thread: UTC 70 - Olive
Bead: Size 17 Glass Bead- Olive
Tail: Olive Flouro Fibre
Body: UTC 70 Thread- Olive
Rib: Small UTC Wire- Black
Wing: Olive Flouro Fibre
D- Midge Fly Pattern- Purple
Hook: TMC 2457, Sz: 16-20
Thread: UTC 70 Purple
Bead: Size 17 Glass Bead- Purple
Tail: Purple Flouro Fibre
Body: UTC 70 Thread- Purple
Rib: Small UTC Wire- Silver
Wing: Purple Flouro Fibre







Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Riverside Photo's - Old Windmill

One of my favorite old windmill's that sits on the side of the Missouri River, between Holter Dam and Wolff Creek Bridge. The weathered character the metal takes on with the rust and fading of the paint.
This was also the inspiration for Old Windmill Malbec, that we stomped several years ago, as a part
of Floatfishers Cellars wines. We have another crop of grapes that have been picked, stomped and are settling now, hope to be bottling in the next few months.

Stay tuned for the next batch …….

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Blue Bayou " Twist

Blue Bayou
Hook: TMC 2499, Sz: 16/18
Thread: UTC 70 White
Bead: Lucent Blue Tungsten
Collar: Montana Fly Good- Chartreuse Collar
Tail: Coq De Leon
Body: Veevus Blue Halo Tinsel
Rib: Lagartun Small Wire

Monday, December 15, 2014

Simple Hare

Simple Hare
Hook: TMC 2499, Sz: 14-16
Thread: UTC 70 Tan
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers
Body: AZ Dubbing- Hares Ear
Rib: B/R Copper Wire