Archive for February, 2012

February 18 2012

I’m now on my 3rd batch of hooks.  Experimenting with several styles and shapes can be fun!  I’ll probably have some hooks up for sale after I have enough made.  The weather has been great for fishing and/or skiing!  Presidents Day weekend is upon us, so get out there and have some fun!  I have a few new flies that are displayed at the Tailwater Gallery for sale, so if you happen to be coming through Taos, stop by and check them out!



February 8 2012

I’ll be at the Bob Gerding show in Albuquerque this weekend all day Saturday and Sunday.  I’ll be working on a couple of flies, so if you’re in Alb.  this weekend, stop by my table!  Also, I’m proud to say that I survived the making of my first blind-eye salmon hook.  It’s a 5/0 with a Phillips bend.  I also used Aaron Ostoj’s Black Japan for the finish.  This hook came out so nice that I can’t wait to complete my first real batch of these!

Recently got back from Mexico and chasing bonefish and barracudas.  Sophia and I flew to Cozumel, took a ferry to Playa del Carmen, caught the bus to Tulum, and rode a crowded van for 2 hours down a bad gravel road.  At the very end of this road sits a wonderful small fishing village called Punta Allen.  This place was amazing.  Laid back vibes and Mayan fishing guides.  I took a trip with Pancho Xe from Pesca Maya fishing guide service.   Caught several large bonefish and a few nice barracudas.  Fun day!