Month: February 2011
Gear Review: Montana Fly Company River Camo Tying Tools
As mentioned before, I got my package of goodies from Montana Fly Company (MFC) earlier this February. I’ve been biding my time, waiting for the right moment to bust these bad boys out.
With regard to the hair stacker, made of what I think is cast aluminum and colored with a Rainbow Trout River Camo design, I didn’t actually tie any flies with it, but I did give it a go. A cork-padded base saved my bench from getting dinged up when I slammed the hair down. The top half easily slides off to allow easy pick up of your deer or, in my case, moose hair. If I were tying a deer hair caddis, this baby would have done the job beautifully.
OBN Writing Prompt: Sustainable Fishing with GreenFish
This blog entry is my submission for the GreenFish and Outdoor Blogger Network Writing Prompt Giveaway. A world without sustainable fishing.
Another Fishing Murder Mystery by Victoria Houston
With all of the recent traveling I’ve done, I was able to finish another of Victoria Houston’s Loon Lake Murder Mysteries. Thank you to the Omaha Public Library for feeding my habits.
Goose island beer
If Owl Jones hoots, what’s your noise?
I figure anyone who might read my posts is likely familiar with Mr. Owl Jones. Well I was thinking, Owl hoots, right? I mean, I’ve seen it in his posts. In my mind, when I read it, I hear a little *hoot* *hoot* noise similar to those from the owls in the Harry Potter movies.
The goodies are in!
Remember back when Montana Fly Company teamed up with OBN for a an awesome gear opportunity? (I know, happened more than once, and will probably happen again. The crowd at MFC are very generous.) Well, I was fortunate enough to be selected to try out the goods and give my thoughts. In yesterday’s mail, the goods came. And man, are they good.
Pictured above are MFC’s double ceramic tipped bobbin, all-purpose scissors, stacker, and fly box (all with their signature, stunning River Camo) as well as three varieties of tying thread.
Now, I happen to be a bit busy this coming week, so I’m calling this my “planning week.” I have a trip in April to the Big Horn River in Montana and I’ll need to fill the box, best I can, with the basics for that trip.
I’ve settled on BWOs, scuds, and midges. Now I need recipes. If you have any suggestions on sizes, or variations in color for the scuds, I’d love to hear the suggestions.
After the planning, I’ll get to tying and give you all my official review including more details on the equipment.
My first impression is pretty straight forward: This is high quality tying gear with a stunning design that reminds you what you are working towards.
Ooh, piece of candy. Ooh, piece of candy. Ooh, piece of candy.
Piece of candy #1: Fish Porn.
Today’s Hatch: The February Fly
OBN Writing Prompt: To meet, or not to meet?
After I first heard about the OBN Colorado Rendezvous, I have to admit, it was a bitter sweet moment for me. Sweet because I think it will be a blast. Not only that, but I find it amazing how fast this community is growing and materializing into something tangible. It is bringing like-minded people together in many ways. Very cool. So, why is it bitter? Well, because I probably won’t be able to make it. Spring is filling up with activities, and I have to choose wisely how to fill my schedule.