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.
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.
Charlie 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.