Friday, February 28, 2014

Still waiting for feedback...

on the possible addition of Miss Fly Fishing to the Friday awesomeness that is Minion Fly Fishing?

Tuesday, April 15th is coming up quickly...

are you prepared?

What happens to the trouts when you handle them with gloves on?

 Simms Glove Science

Friday Bacon!

Just a few random bacon experiences to share with all the Minions this week:
Who would have thought that Elvis was kickin' back in a slice o' bacon?
 A stylish chapeu for all you hipsters.
 Further confirmation that bacon is, truly, the source of all that is worth living for.
And finally, if laser awesome bacon was not quite enough, I bring you, the shoulder fired, infinitely reusable, and awesome-awesome, bacon launcher.  For those redneck moments when PVC pipe is just insufficient and not nearly manly enough, by a long shot!

Happy Friday!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Boat Paint Job

Due to my recent gainful unemployment I have had time to make my boat more capable of making a stealth approach on waterfowl
the base coat...
the detail...
the blind...
.the inside.
I hope this will be of amusement for some.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Minion Pays It Forward

Fellow Minion Dr. Carrol pays it forward by passing on his impressive fly tying skills to the next generation at a recent Kallet Theatre Sportsman's Show in the Syracuse area.

Good on ya Doc!

Bar Flies...

no, not this kind.

 Rather a more artistic and nuanced type of fly from a bar.

Midcurrent "Bar Flies"

A unique and interesting article courtesy of our friends at

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bonefish Boogie

Almost makes me want to leave the wonderful weather we've been blessed with over the past few weeks...

Bahamas Bonefish Boogie from Oliver Rogers on Vimeo.

H.O.H.W. Dates Set for 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

New for Fridays?

Hot Chick exploration into new, and potentially dangerous, territory here at Minion Flyfishing.
Photo courtesy of Rob Henderson, thank you Rob!

Eagle's Mere Toboggan Run

Just in case anyone missed this important news item, the Eagle's Mere toboggan run is open now, until it melts, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Get there quick before it, like Frosty, waits to come back another day.
Ready, set,

Friday Valentine Theme Bacon!

I give you the full plethora of bacon inspired momentos for the upcoming Valentine themed pseudo holiday...
a dozen bacon roses,

theme cookies,

candy hearts,

and in conclusion, gourmet bacon garnishes for your sweetheart's holiday brunch!
Happy Bacon, I mean Valentines Day!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Looks like these Massachusetts guys had no problems wit' da steelheads?

Salmon River - Winter Fly Fishing NYS - Anglers Den from Anglers Den on Vimeo.

A little sumtin', sumtin'...

new from the West Branch Angler:

West Branch Angler Resort Fly Fishing the Delaware from West Branch Angler on Vimeo.

Some of that there scenery looks awful familial?

More schtuff...

What may be the best lookingest fly box I've seen in a spell.

That durned Jeff Currier guy just keeps turning up.

Available via the fine gents at:
Blue Quill Angler

Hey, hey, you, you get off of my...


Solarflex by Simms on sale for only $25.95 At MRFC.

Also available,

wet wading socks for only $19.95

Click this here linky thingy:
Madison River Fishing Company

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Damsels in Distress

My question was how to imitate the hovering damsel flies with an artificial,

Damsels in Distress from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

Then I witnessed the answer.

For your perusal,

 I give you "Southern Culture on the Fly" the Winter 2014 issue, (click the link below.)
 Southern Culture on the Fly
I'm digging the concept of the Iron Fly "event."  Wonder if we could pull something like that off?

 p.s. Below is what you get when Googling for an image of "iron fly."

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Building BD Morrow Bamboo Rods

BD Morrow Fly Rods/ A Makers Story from Addi Berry on Vimeo.

Thursday Nights are,

Fly Tying Night in America!

Join us beginning January 2nd at the Orangeville Sportmen's Club for beginner to expert fly tying and camaraderie.

Every Thursday starting at 6:00 pm.  Tying hosted by Dick Bennett.
Be there or be square!

The Fly Fishing Show - Lancaster

Welcome to
Lancaster, PA

Lancaster County Convention Center 
March 1, 2 2014

Show Hours: Sat 9 - 6:00; Sun 9 - 4:30

Admission: Adult: $15 for one day,
                            $25 for two-day pass,
                  Children under 5 free, under 12: $2
                  Scouts under 16 in uniform: free
                  Active Military: $10
Cash only at the gate

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival.
One night only, Saturday, March 1 at 6:30. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance or with a paid Fly Fishing Show admission for that day.

Click here to purchase advance tickets.

Regardless of the weather, the show will go on.

The Federation of Fly Fishers is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing instruction at the FFF Learning Center located at the FFF booth.  Basic fly casting- fly tying- knot tying will be taught throughout the day-every day of the Fly Fishing Show.

A Note from the Director
Welcome to our third Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Show in historic Lancaster. We are excited to return with a packed hall of exhibitors and fly tiers. With the Lancaster location fly fishers can travel conveniently from several metropolitan areas within an hour or more and enjoy this great show.

Once again the quality talks and demonstrations are scheduled
with many of Pennsylvania’s finest fly-fishing celebrities as well as nationally known instructors. The show stars are the sport’s best and you can meet them face to face with your questions and conversations. There are over 40 seminars each day, casting demos at two ponds, and dozens of fly tiers sharing their secrets for you to learn. For a more intimate experience be sure to check out our “Classes with the Experts” and select the best one for you.

Tell your friends about the show if they missed it last year. Get ready to see just about every new rod, reel, tying material, book and DVD our sport has to offer. They’ll be products new for 2014 and plenty of show deals to entice you to stock up for the coming season.

The International Film Festival was so popular it will be back again on Saturday evening with an awesome line-up of films from exotic fly fishing around the globe.

So have a great time. Enjoy your visit to Lancaster, our show, and the film festival. Come early and stay late. I’ll be here and look forward to seeing you.
—Chuck Furimsky, Director

PA Undercurrent Outfitters Compilation

You should recognize most of these places.

reBORN from PA Undercurrent Outfitters on Vimeo.


spotted near the famed anadramous waters of Pulaski, NY,

Most recent addition to the Minion family:

I present Abigail!
May you be truly blessed little one!

The local showing of the F3T,

will be April 12th at the West Branch Angler in Hancock, NY.
Unfortunately, I will be indisposed.  If anyone needs the keys to the garage, let me know...

Creepy Grip & Grin Painting

Creeped me out a little,
and I just wanted to share the creep with the rest of you...

Carry on!