2014 in review – a nice summary from WordPress.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 650 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 11 trips to carry that many people.

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Streamer Hackles – A Primer on What to Look For

Great review of selecting feathers for streamers. Thanks, Don!!

Don Bastian Wet Flies

A few weeks ago I was tying 16 Carrie Stevens streamer patterns, actually about ten different patterns, for a few orders. While doing that I thought, as I had previously, that I get lots of questions as to what is the best hackle, where can they be found, etc., the choice of hackles, and what is best, decent, mediocre, and useless (except perhaps for Buggers, poppers, salt water flies, and cat toys), came into my mind. I took some pics of the stuff I use, this is by far not all of it, but the pictures here and comments will hopefully help you to select and maybe even find some good to better to best feathers to use.

Some of these packages are available, you can find them in your area fly shops, or maybe have a friend look for you, or even mail order them, but in the latter…

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Inside the Mind Of Kelly Galloup

Predator hunting tips for big fish.

The Ozark Fly Fisher Journal

Big White River brown like big meat

(Big Trout) are like grizzlies; a lot of animals walk past grizzlies and don’t get eaten, but you put an idiot in Yellowstone who runs from a bear and trips over himself and the next day you have a compelling headline in the Bozeman Chronicle. Big fish are like that; they are programmed to feed only at certain times so you need a bunch of trigger-points to get them to eat when otherwise they wouldn’t _ Kelly Galloup in Angler’s Tonic

A good read on the thought processes inside the head of Streamer Guru Kelly Galloup over on Greg Thomas’ Angler’s Tonic blog.

We only have a limited number of seat left for our January 31 Kelly Galloup Streamer Tying Class ahead of the Streamer Lovefest.

Its going to be a blast with a host of great tiers in town.

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