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BoSmith

Member Since 23 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 10:01 AM
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A Leader Setup for Toothy Critters

23 November 2016 - 10:15 AM

I have added an updated video to my musky fly tying section. It's a method of using wire tippet in a manner that makes it quick change and reliable. This system has not let me down yet.

https://tieflycast.w...rs-and-tippets/


Winter Steelhead Flies - In Review

15 November 2016 - 11:36 PM

https://tieflycast.w...nter-steelhead/

 

3 flies that I will not venture out into the cold without. How I tie them and tips to make the common patterns more successful for winter steelhead. This flies have been tried and tested on Erie, Huron, and Ontario tributaries while having some specific influence from Lake Michigan.

 

I have put together a collection of thoughts and ideas as well as a few favorite patterns for winter steelhead flies for the Great Lakes region. Basically this post is a collection of concepts and patterns that I have had success with over the years. I know that most of the content will not be earth shaking for most of you, but I do appreciate the feedback I get from the members of this site. I tried much harder to get some 'animation' in my voice overs and dropped the banjo (for now). Take a look and give me some feedback, criticism, or a thumbs up if you like the content. It's greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

Shane


The Woolly Bugger

29 July 2016 - 06:14 PM

I`m sure many of you cringed at the title of this post. And yet ANOTHER woolly bugger focused article.. and right after someone ranted about them being so intolerable. A bad time to have invested blogging efforts into that dang woolly bugger ;) I certainly didn`t re-invent the wheel here, but I did collect some ideas and concepts about the woolly bugger that can be translated to many other fly patterns. I post this here looking for criticism and feedback. I wanted to add some beginner content to my page, and still plan to add a few more of the `basic` patterns. If anyone has the time, I would appreciate a comment or two about my video. I am not looking to teach basic terms or material types, just offer tying tips that might make life easier for the person starting out. Did I get to technical? It's hard to tell without feedback. Otherwise, take a quick look as there are neat ideas and variations about the woolly bugger. I tried to make it interesting.

 

If you would like to contribute to the blog or tell the blog what you really thing, please add a comment on the post. Positive or negative, the banter is always fun.

 

https://tieflycast.w...it-interesting/

 


Stillwater Trout - Fly and Tactics

01 July 2016 - 10:30 AM

Happy Canada Day! and an early Happy 4th of July!

 

I'm sure this fly pattern and technique will not be new to some of you, but in the case that some may not have seen or tried this I will share my latest blog post.

 

https://tieflycast.w...ers-out-to-dry/

 

Something to get into the boxes for the fall when these things really become a targeted food source. Fishing them like this is a blast as everything is visual.

 

I'm sure a lot of you out there can tie a much nicer looking floating backswimmer pattern. Would like to see some.

 

As always, criticism is appreciated.

 

Thanks

Shane

 


Musky on the Fly

19 June 2016 - 11:08 PM

Hello all, I have recently been been doing a lot of musky fishing on the fly and have put many flies through their paces as far as producing fish. Burned a lot of steel tippet as well, changing up flies. I thought I might share my blog post with the community here. It's a fly that has started really turning up Musky for me here in Eastern Canada and a leader/tippet setup that has saved me a bit of time and money. Might get the wheels in your head turning for your own version of the fly. I would love to see some variations on the patter or things that you have done that are similar. Feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks

 

Shane

 

See the post.

 

https://tieflycast.w...usky-dig-loops/