Saturday, January 11, 2014

What's up Y'all

So as you where all fore warned The Fly River Turtle is a warmwater creature and therefore spent most of the winter hibernating! As I look at my blog I haven't touched it since last month (I figured I was going to be inactive but geez) I've actually got a lot to write about, I finally got my DIABLO!!!!! look for a full and continued write up on that,
 
Received an awesome Christmas gift from dragonfly angler, look for multiple write ups about the great things coming from this guy dragonflyangler.com 

 
Made my own custom Eagle Claw switch rod (insert evil laugh here)

And continue to try to tie my ultimate craw

 
 
Last but not least please check out teachahorse.com I don't think I've ever been touched more by a project she's wanting to use horses to take people that have disabilities fly fishing, it's awesome just to hear her idea, "she had me at hello" lol but for real check it out she is legit, I gotta say the 2 coolest things I've been able to see was watching disabled vets fly fish and watching disabled kids ride horses you put those together that's a lot of stoke!!!!!
 
But at any rate, Stay Fly, Be Blessed, see you on the water

Saturday, December 7, 2013

My Ultimate 12 days of Christmas

Hey everyone it's been a cold icy couple of days here in North Texas! I honestly haven't been out in over 24 hours. I don't know how some people do it. I'm already going stir crazy!!!
  Needless to say I've spent a lot of time behind the vise and kicking around on the World Wide Web, and I started looking at all the cool stuff there is out there and if money was no object what I'd get myself for Christmas, be warned some things are crazy price and some things are easily obtainable!

So lets kick off my ultimate 12 days of Christmas (que music)

On the First day of Christmas my true love would give to me a sick lifted Jeep Waggy (with a 6bt diesel converted to run on WVO,3/4 ton running gear)
 
On the second day of Christmas my true love would give to me a kick ass Eddie Bauer Airstream
 
On the third day of Christmas my true love would give to me a green boat from Towee
 
 
On the four day of Christmas my true love would give to me an Amigo from Diablo
(Megan never gets enough props)
 
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 5 lines to use
1) Cortland Carp Boss
2) SA Titan
3)Royal Wulff Ambush

4)Rio Smallmouth

5) Rio Perception
 

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love would give to me an Epic 686 in olive please
 
 
On the seventh  day of Christmas my true love gave to me an awesome TFM Yeti
 
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love would give to me a Cheeky Ambush reel
 
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love would give to me a true blue Epic 990
 
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love would give to me an Able super 9/10
 
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love would give to me Feathers, Fur and Flash
 
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love would give to me killer Howler Bros Gear
 
 
 
So there you have it y'all that is The Fly River Turtle's ultimate Christmas!! No I don't think I'm getting any of them well maybe the feather fur and flash, nor do I expect it, I'm just saying it would be super sweet!!!!!!
But at any rate.
Stay Fly , Be Blessed, See ya on the river,
Gabe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dub the Thorax

OK first off go check out http://dubthethorax.blogspot.com/ it is one awesome blog, second go to
http://dubthethorax.blogspot.com/2013/12/3-year-giveaway-rules-and-prizes.html not only is he an awesome blog but he's giving stuff away! Hopefully I will be doing such soon!!
Fish on, Be Blessed, See ya on the River,
Gabe

Monday, November 25, 2013

Dreaming of Warmer Times

  I must admit November - February is my least favorite time of the year, I do not like cold!! Luckily in Texas we have short reprieves from the murder that is cold ( FYI in the book of The Fly River Turtle under 60 is COLD) although this week has not been one, it's cold like ice and stuff cold. I was doing laundry at the house and pulled a pair of shorts out of the dyer and thought man I just wore these last week. but since Friday it's been pants, hoodies, vest, jackets, flannel and work!
  I probably might not post much in the cold times of the year, my brain goes into survive until it gets warmer mode!! I've been doing a little tying and surfing youtube for motivation. I tied up this articulated streamer based on a foxy clouser turned out kind of cool.

Looks cooler in person tied in some old jig skirt and some eyes in the tail looks cool if we get some warm days, I'm gonna fish it thinking in current with the heavy head and long articulated tail it'll fish low and slow in current and just wave come and get it!!

 I also came across a sweet video on youTube of one of my best bros, fishing for one of my favorite fish on my favorite fly rod,

http://youtu.be/Cb4ftXHOu-g

great carp fishing on a 6'6" claw look at that bend, check out Brandon on onebugisfake.com
he's a fly pimp although he's been a little preoccupied I'm super happy for him!!
But at any rate
Stay Fly, Be Blessed, See ya on the water,
Gabe

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Llano Bug

Ok so I've seen a lot of talk and chat about the Llano Bug being I don't have video editing capabilities, I'm photo storyboarding this one ,

This is what you need....
I use a tiemco 200r on most sizes, this is a 4, some 2-3mm foam, deer hair, round rubber legs, and antron chenille or dubbing (use a synthetic it won't soak up water)



wrap a thread base on to your hook to about the barb then crush the barb

cut a strip of foam about the width of the hook gap then cut the tip into a "picket fence"


 massage the foam you will use and tie in to between your fingers
 tie the pointed end on to the hook, start in the middle capture forward then back to your thread wrap
 tie in one end of your chenille (if using dubbing you can tie a dubbing noodle or dub your thread) then wrap forward about 2/3 the way, tie off and trim
 pull over the foam strip and flatten it down and tie in to just behind the hook eye

 grab 2 rubber legs (I leave them together) capture on top then move in place and tie in full length, repeat on other side
 grab a small clump of deer hair and put it in a stacker holding the tips tie it into the thorax trim excess

grab a small piece of chenille or dubbing and "dub the thorax"


 pull the foam over to form a head tie in with 5-6 good wraps then add a couple half hitches
 trim the foam leaving a small flap
 
these are awesome flies and I tie them from a massive size 2 on a TMC 8089 to a size 12 on a 200r
great for carp, smallies, largemouth, and a variety of panfish I even caught a catfish on one, yup on top!!!
 
 
But at any rate
 
Stay Fly, Be Blessed, See you on the water,
Gabe 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dubbing-Step MASTER

http://www.youtube.com/v/kYp6HaJIbUo?version=3&autohide=1&autoplay=1&attribution_tag=QtXBGsiGr9pKVSHRUeYizg&autohide=1&showinfo=1&feature=share

Another super sweet fly tying vids from one of the awesomest tiers I know (hey he coaches a friend's kid's baseball and fly fishes) so check it out!!! MORE COWBELLL!!!!!!!!!

Stay FLY,
Gabe

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fly Giveaway from Dragonfly Angler


  Hey y'all one of my favorite fly tiers/ net maker/ leader twister is doing a give away through his facebook page. John is a super stellar guy, does some awesome work, and I really can't say enough about him! His Twisted Damsel is my go to skunk repellant, his Super Dragon is a carp slayer, makes some great small hair bugs, I have one of his net's and it is awesome, and his leaders are some of the best presentation leaders I've used. Expect a full write up on the Dragonfly Angler soon (he's sending some of his latest creations and I don't wanna leave them out)

Stay Fly, Be Blessed, See you on The River,
Gabe

http://dragonflyangler.blogspot.com/2013/11/facebook-fly-giveaway.html