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Switching Gears

Summer.  Its that time of year in the desert.  In some places fisherman count the days until it arrives.  Where I’m from, its hot.  ….really hot.  I mean, like…surface of the sun hot.  The gear in the boat gets so hot you can’t pick it up and on some days …

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The HammerHead

The HammerHead   This creation is the product of a gurgler modification project I undertook awhile back.   I spent the better part of the topwater season one year messing with gurglers, mostly trying to get them to cast better.  Now when it comes to catching fish, the gurgler needs no modification.  However, …

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BedRobbers

  Fishing for bass during the spawn or “bed fishing” as it been called has been a center of controversy around here for some time.  The whole method of yanking a bass off a bed right under the boat doesn’t seem to take a lot of skill (its not as …

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The Mother of all Dads

The creation of the MOAD When I was a youngster, I had this weird facination with crawdads. They seemed to be everywhere and all fish ate them and it just seemed like the fly tying world would have capitalized on that fact.  But when I began searching there were very few …

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The Saggy Shad

This fly was so named after the local lake where I do most of my fishing, Saguaro Lake, mostly known to the locals as Saggy.  This is the go to fly when I fish new waters and don’t know whats going on or I just show up at the lake …

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