Show Low, Arizona

My mother-in-law passed away a few years ago.  She was cremated and wanted her ashes spread out west where she had lived.  About a month ago, my wife ,Patti, my son, Mikey, and I made a long road trip to Arizona.  First stop, Flagstaff Arizona where we went to the Lowell Observatory.  I can see why large telescopes are placed on high mountains. They seem to have more stars.  It was here that Pluto was discovered. Continue reading

Modified Wobble Bugger

wobble bugger

I have been tying the Wobble Bugger for about 3 years.  Originally I was trying to make a fly rod version of a Lazy Ike.  The Wobble Bugger has been a great success.  I tied in at the Small Mouth Rendezvous last year and Larry Stinnett has been tying them since.  Here is an e-mail he recently sent to me.  He made a few modifications, but the fly has worked very well for him.

 

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Smallmouth Rendezvous 2013

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Michael Lack tying at the Smallmouth Rendezvous

I had the pleasure of tying flies at the Smallmouth Rendezvous in Tahlequah, Oklahoma this weekend. The gathering is relatively small consisting of about 50 fly tyers and the public. I had a great time. There were opportunities to tie flies of course but also time to visit with and observe other fly tyers. The event lasted two days, Friday and Saturday. It was good thing the event was indoors. It was cold and snowed Thursday night. The Smallmouth Rendezvous has been going on for 11 years. Hopefully, it will continue. The event is sponsored by the Northeastern Oklahoma Fly Fishing Club. You can find out more information at www.NEOKflyfishers.org. Continue reading

Sowbug Roundup

The Sowbug Roundup is this weekend, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Mountain Home, Arkansas. I will by tying Friday and Saturday morning. If you are in the area, come by and say hello. I will be tying the Gurgle Pop, Stealth Bomber, and Wobble Buggers. I am still getting ready for our next Boundary Water Trip. Continue reading