This time of the year is typically my busiest when it comes to shows and writing. My travels to various shows and clubs have taken me to Salem Oregon, Boise Idaho, Calgary Alberta and this weekend to Pleasanton California. No matter where I travel people are always interested in British Columbia and the world class fly fishing it has to offer.
I am looking forward to the upcoming BC Boat & Sportsman’s show running from March 5-7, 2010. Please drop by the BC Outdoors booth and say hi. In between presentations both Brian and myself will be there. This is a great chance to pick up a copy of my latest book Stillwater Selections or our DVD Learning with the Pros Volume 1, Tying Stillwater Flies. Both the book and DVD have a definite B.C. flavor. The book in particular features 55 patterns from a variety of B.C. tyers. For those wondering, these patterns have never been featured in any of my previous books. The DVD features six of my patterns from the book along with on the water presentation tips. I hope you enjoy them both!
Be sure to ask about the Learning with Pros seminar weekends as well. These seminars have proven to be very popular and each year we continue to improve our presentations based upon valuable feedback from past participants. These seminars are an excellent way to improve your stillwater skills and techniques through a combination of seminars and on the water experience. This fall Brian and I will be hosting the first advanced Learning with the Pros seminar. If you are a past Learning with the Pros participant this is an excellent opportunity to grow your stillwater skills.
The current issue of BC Outdoors (Mar/Apr 2010) features a collection of egg patterns you can use for salmon, steelhead, cutties or dollies. My next column features a favorite pattern of mine called, Static Interference and focuses on chironomid patterns and the use of antistatic bags. A common pattern component for many chironomid addicts. Here is a picture to whet your appetite.
My tying columns are designed to be educational focusing upon a particular material or technique. If you have a particular tying subject you would like to see featured please let me know by leaving a comment.
Keep an eye out for feature articles on shallow water tactics and using wind to your advantage.
Time to continue prepping for shows and writing articles. Somewhere along the line I have to begin getting things ready for the upcoming season as well. A promise I make every year but never seem to fulfill! Last minute gear prep and tying are standard! This happens to everyone else I hope!Filed under General | Comments Off