Saturday, December 27, 2014

Staring at the Vise

Well it's been a while since I've had a chance to unpack all my wicked shit that I've accumulated over the years; globetrotting and seasonal work forays have kept me away from a home base for awhile and I'm now settled back in Nelson BC for some time which gives me a chance to get around to those things I've been meaning to get to for a LOOOONG time.

Bookings for 2015 have been steady for both the East and West Kootenay and August is filling up quickly as usual but the 2nd half of July remains open on the Elk whereas the beginning and late June is filling up with Columbia and Slocan River dates....stoked to get my new Sea Ark Sled out there again!!  Equally stoked for drakes on some of the new tribs I found last year in the Elk Valley :) !!!

As I unpack and sort my tying materials out my head begins to explode with all the patterns I've mentally created over the summer and fall and with the addition of some new synthetics I'm stoked to venture in.  Problem is everytime I sit down I seem to be suffering from "tier's block".  So throughout the block I find myself browsing countless fly fishing videos from the site:  A ton of trailers in there for the IF4 coming up in 2015 and a lot of other entries from all over the world.  It's a pleasant distraction and an eye opener to just how much our digital age has broken into the natural world.  Everyone seems to be making movies these days and I think it's awesome except no new bugs have been tied!!!!

Here's one that was made by Joel Whalen that features myself, Spencer and a few others...we really like it, hope you do to:

Amongst the Kootenays  (click left for video)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!