Drinking beer, tying flies, and telling lies. Another fun night spent at Lake Monster Brewing
in Saint Paul Minnesota for Hops & Hoppers hosted by Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop
. I typically tie 1 fly at these gatherings, and spend the rest of my time hanging out and talking with the homies.
|Hops & Hoppers
It’s always interesting to see what others are whipping up at the vise. On this night there were quite a few trout buggers being tied, along with some big musky, bass, and salmon flies.
I forgot this man’s name, but he’s only been tying a week. He tied his first woolly bugger on this night, and it was nicer than any woolly bugger that has ever left my vise.
|First woolly bugger lookin’ woolly buggery.
loves black hats and driftless trout. He and his wife have a pretty sweet blog with some great photography and stories. You should take a minute and check it out – The Driftless Flyer
Just because it’s an open fly tying night, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to tie flies. I like to consider fly tying an art, and while Mr. Sherlock
was skillfully creating steelhead flies with a hook and vise, Charlie Forbes
was right next to him showcasing his skillz with paint and a brush.
…and not long after the above photograph, Sherlock was showcasing the powers of super glue.
does some amazing work, and I am a fan. If you haven’t, you should really check out his Instagram page for more of his work. It was a really great to see him meticulously paint his works at the open tie night. I think he should do it more often.
Before he goes to sleep each night, Bobby Nacho’s
tosses back a few musky flies to keep his musky game strong.
Looking forward to the next open tie night I am able to attend. My goal is to tie more than 1 fly next time. I’m shooting for 2….Baby steps.
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