Monday, December 31, 2012


On a recent trip to visit my folks in Florida I had the good fortune of getting some great shots of Osprey doing all that they do.   I have a fondness for birds of prey and Osprey are included.  While I didn't get any shots of they diving into the water from 100 feet I did manage some good shots.  What really amazes me about the birds in Florida is how close one can get down there.  Usually up here in the northeast one doesn't stand a chance of getting even half as close to any bird.

Monday, December 10, 2012

One of my favorites

This is one of my trusty steelhead patterns that has caught me a fair share of fish over the past few years.  It is a take off on the Signal Light pattern.  The body is silver tinsel with edge glo wrapped over then a little purple ice dub for a thorax and finished off with purple and black schlappin.  A simple and effective pattern that has taken fish in fall, winter and spring for me.