Hope to see some of you guys at the Pasadena Orvis Fly Shop, tomorrow for a fun slide show of being prepared for your next local or international trip! We’ll be at the shop from noon till 2:30pm. I’ll be with my pal, Larry Acord who has much experience in the field of medical safety. Should be fun, bring lots of questions…
I will be one of many, participating both days at the Fly Fishing Fair, going to be held in Glendale, this weekend. The Southwest Council FFF is hosting the first annual Fly Fair at the Glendale Civic Auditorium this coming Saturday and Sunday. We hope you can attend and show your support for fly fishing so they can continue to provide the quality programs, casting instruction, fly tying and education of fly fishing for everyone. For more info and tickets, please visit SWCFFI.org Hope to see new faces and old faces at this new exciting event!
Should be a fun Carp Open House this Saturday, May 5th at the Fishermen’s Spot in Van Nuys with me, Trevor Tanner and Dustin Sergent. Fly tying at 11am, Presentation at Noon! Also my good friend Darin Elmore will be on hand to discuss and test cast Scientific Angler‘s newest fly lines. We will tie a few flies, do a Q & A, discuss carp tactics. I will show a few Carp Throw Down slides and the boys may do some casting techniques in the parking lot. Bring lots of questions, plan on having fun and learning some new things, I know I will! LOL
Sat down last night and knocked out a few simple Q red pelagic crab flies for some offshore fly fishing. These crabs are everywhere right now and make up a large source of protein for many pelagic species.
These are really easy to tie, you just need to prepare your materials ahead of time.
What I mean is the fly is very easy to assemble once you have the proper materials. For instance, my buddy Denny powder-coated some Flymen Flyfishing Sculpin Heads (small) for me, I pre-made, hand cut my claws with clear silicone/red ep fibers and had some EP shrimp eyes, or you can make your own? I am using a 3/0 “secret” hook that I am field testing, but any good hook will work providing you can get the sculpin head to fit the diameter of the shaft. The rest of the materials are red wool, barred orange/black sili-legs and orange krystal flash for (antenna). It’s a realistic yet simple fly that gets the job done…hope you like?
Watch this cool vintage footage of great big game angler, Doc Robinson and his wife Helen, also a great angler, (Mrs. Robinson set women’s world records, among them the 1961 capture of a 796-pound black marlin and a 584-pound black marlin in 1962, both at Pinas Bay, Panama) hooking what is believed to be the first striped marlin on fly in Baja. courtesy of the IGFA archives and YouTube. Click Here!