Hand tied flies from yours truely. Customed tied flies are tried and true…..and unique. If a full time professional fishing guide is going to spend his time tying flies, then dag-gonn-it, they work! The flies listed below are new to my arsenal of fishy flies and have been fished with great success on the Madison, Missouri, Yellowstone, Gallatin, Soda Butte Cr, Slough Creek, Lamar River….if they work here in Montana and Wyoming, they will work everywhere….
The fly pictured above, The Buzzball Cripple, fooled lots of trout this summer. Notably, on the Missouri River. I gave a few of these to LG, who guides “the Brits” for 30 days each summer for the last 15 years. This anlging couple are strick DFOs and will only fish to trout which are rising and only with a single dry fly. Purists? Hell ya. But who really cares, it’s their day on the water. Anymore, they hate the original Buzzball because they can’t see the limey bastard….they loved my variation on the Buzzball and roped them on this fly up by the Dam. You will too. Tied in a #14, #16, #18. Specify size. Email email@example.com for details.
The Chubby Lady
The Chubby Lady is a pattern I came up with this past August. Tired of fishing everyone else’s hopper, with limited success, I conjured up this fly at midnight while cranking flies for the next day’s trip. It killed ’em……on the Jellystone, Madison, YNP and even the Missouri. Fish this fly with atleast 6lb Maxima, or you may be buying a few more. The Chubby Lady is tied in a #8 and #10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
#2 – gear
The Original River Pants – Custom Made in Montana by Outa Ware.
Fishing gear takes a beat down, especially if used day after day. The Original River Pants ($80), above in navy, gave me countless days of use. I alternated with a different pair every few days and guided most of June, July, August and Sept in these quick dry pants. Check out Outa Warefor custom orders and more gear from Andy Tuller.
#3 – tunesRyan Bingham and the Deadhorses have been on my playlist for awhile now. The album above is classic. Check out his other albums as well.
#4 – Cheap Art
Stay tuned for more shopping ideas for that oh so hard to buy for angling companion……….