Dressed Irons Guild Announcement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnJz3wVfdXs&ab_channel=DressedIrons I am pleased to announce that I have started a community on Locals; the Dressed Irons Guild.  There is an announcement video on YouTube (above) that will explain much of the reasoning behind starting this community on Locals as well as a welcome message on the Dressed Irons Guild.  To take a look at … Read more

Tying Video – Smallmouth It’s-A-Bug

Way back in August of 2019 I published a video on a fly called It’s-A-Bug.  It is a fly I read about in a short little article in Fly Tyer magazine back in 2001.  It is a great panfish fly but I thought if I tied it a little bigger and added some rubber legs … Read more

Tying Video – Joe’s Hopper

Joe’s Hopper is one of my favorite terrestrial/hopper patterns to tie.  It is a simple and straightforward fly and even if you don’t get everything just right you can still catch fish with it.  The pattern was originally tied by Art Winnie and was call the Michigan Hopper.  I think he created it sometime in … Read more

Tying Video – Henry’s Fork Hopper

The Henry’s Fork Hopper was created by Mike Lawson back on the 1970’s.  Specifically, he created it for fishing on the Henry’s Fork river and specifically when hoppers were prevalent (a.k.a terrestrial or “hopper” season).  Like many great flies, there is not much to it but it is put together in such a way as … Read more

Tying Video – The Bumblepuppy Streamer

The Bumblepuppy is a fly created by Theodore Gordon around the 1890s.  It is an interesting fly pattern in that he never considered it a “completed” fly.  That is to say, he never saw any versions of the fly as the one he thought was the best and therefore not needing any more development.  All … Read more

Hyde Repair Video #1

https://youtu.be/FDx9otSa30M I actually started the work on this low side Hyde drift boat about a year ago.  The initial scraping, sanding and peeling of the old fiberglass on the bottom began in May of 2020.  Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on your point of view) it was placed on the back burner until now.  The latest … Read more

Tying Video – The Baby Hammerhead

While tying some Hammerhead flies for the updated video I released last week I decided it was time to create the modification to the Hammerhead that is the Baby Hammerhead.  I have been thinking about this fly for sometime and thought now is a good time to bring those thoughts into reality.  The original Hammerhead … Read more