Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Castapalooza 2013!

The Northeast Ohio Castapalooza details are coming together quickly.  This years celebration of fly casting and tying looks to be another great one!

When:  Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 pm
Where:  Lake County Metroparks Hidden Valley Park on the Grand River
              Off Rt. 528 south of I-90, Madison, OH

This years presenters (so far): 
Greg Senyo- Steelhead Alley Outfitters
Will Turek- Midwest Spey Schools
Neil Houlding- Certified Two-Hand Casting Instructor
Jeff Liskay- Scott Rod/Scientific Anglers/Ross Reel/Patagonia Pro
Jerry Darkes- Great Lakes fly fishing writer
Plus other guests still to be announced!

There will be ongoing demonstrations and hands-on instruction along with displays of gear from local shops.This is free of charge and open to the public.  Come and join us and spread the word!

Special thanks to Matt Zudweg for the great Castaplooza logo!

New Tubes

I have had a lot of fun working with all the new ProTube components.  This is a great system where all the componets- tubes, sleeves, weights, cones, and discs all fit together.  I am still learning about all the different parts and the versatility they give.
At a recent tying demo at Tightlines Fly Shop in DePere, WI, I tied the following patterns and can't wait to fish them!   Here is what we named them, from top to bottom:  Wisconsin Sunrise, Scandi Crayfish, and The Pink Lady.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

First One for Serial #1

I finally had a chance to get on the water with the new Kingpin Great Lake Spey Reel!  Despite 34 degree water I manged to swing up a nice steelie on the Chagrin River with a purple & pink rabbit mini-conehead tube.  Great sound when the fish ran- just like a vintage Hardy!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pro Tube Products Are Here!

Pro Tube products from Denmark are recently arrived in the U.S.  I am very please to be able to represent this product line in the Midwest and Great Lakes are.  This is simple-to-use system where all of the various tube components are pre-sized to fit together.  In addition, there are several products that cross over well to conventional tying- such as the HD Jungled Cock, FlexiSkin, Soft Heads, and Soft Discs. 
You can look at all their great products and new online magazine at www.prosportfisher.com.