Monthly Archives: June 2004

Griffith’s Gnat Pattern

A fly that has always found a home in my fly box is the Griffith’s Gnat. Created by one of the founding fathers of Trout Unlimited (George Griffith) the pattern imitates tiny midges, midge emergers, midge clusters..even tiny mayflies. Its a simple pattern, but very effective.
This fly has saved the day for me more than […]

By |June 30th, 2004|Tying Dry Flies|0 Comments

Building A Custom Cane/Bamboo Fly Rod Step By Step

Welcome to this series on how to make your own custom cane or bamboo fly rod. In this series we will cover all the basic steps needed to build a cane rod. Everything from turning your own custom grip to the final finishing.

Before we start making our rod, we should first know at least […]

By |June 30th, 2004|Terminal Tackle|0 Comments

W.W. Grigg Fly Rod Review

W.W. Grigg 4/5 wt. 4 pc. Rod Review
When Rob asked me to try out a 4 piece 5/6 weight W.W. Grigg I was pumped. The rod was tested out Alberta style and it did not disappoint. The 9′ IM 6 graphite Grigg is advertised as a 5/6 weight but it fishes more like a […]

By |June 28th, 2004|Fly Rod Reviews|0 Comments

Nice Day On The Grand River – Canada

The weather was great today so I decided to go out to the Grand River for the afternoon/evening at the last minute…After about 30 minutes out on the water I noticed Rob O’Reilly out of the blue. We were fishing an upper section of the river and seemed to have it -almost- all to ourselves; […]

By |June 27th, 2004|Canada Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments

SLT Re-Union On The Grand River

All 4 pieces of my SLT were reunited this week – they were itching for action. I met up with my buddy Sam(a person) along with Comparadun for some action on the Grand river.

Sam and Comparadun working a run

The forecast suggested it might be cooler, and that it might be a little windy. Both were […]

By |June 20th, 2004|Canada Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments