Posts Tagged ‘VERN-O’

Bat Banger- by Vern-o

Bat Banger- by Vern-o

Vern-o talks about the synergy between two tiers and how it led to his Bat Banger series of flies.

Book Review by Vern-o “Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead”

Book Review by Vern-o “Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead”

With the hint of fall in the air, what better time to brush up on our quest for Great Lakes steelhead than with a review of Rick Kustich’s book. Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead is a sort of follow up book to Rick and Jerry Kustich’s 1999 book Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead.

Inspiration: Nemo- by Vern-O

Inspiration: Nemo- by Vern-O

Vern-O breaking out of the winter tying rut during the “Nemo” storm. Read and see more at http://vern-o.blogspot.com/

Theriault Family Farm- by Vern-O

Theriault Family Farm- by Vern-O

As you travel North from Bangor, Maine the exits get fewer, the mountains get taller, and the speed limit signs on the interstate read 75 mph. In the shadow of Mount Katahdin lies a small town known as Stacyville, Maine.

Birth of the Bat Wings- by Vern-O

Birth of the Bat Wings- by Vern-O

This has it all, from creation to a fish on the bank, the story of the Bat Wing. Be sure to watch the 2 part video tutorial as well.

10 Rules for a Fly Tying Demo- by Vern-O

10 Rules for a Fly Tying Demo- by Vern-O

The winter months tend to be fly tying season for many anglers. Time to refill the fly boxes, beat the winter blues (unless you are a devoted steelheader), and attend a fly tying show or demonstration in hopes of learning something new. It gets the blood pumping to sit behind the vise and reminisce about […]

The Evolution of a Fly by VERN-O

The Evolution of a Fly  by VERN-O

It started as a simple request for some flies. I had been tying a few steelhead flies for a guide who shall not be named on the Salmon River a year or so ago. As the steelhead season was winding down he was gearing up for his guiding season in the New England area for […]

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

When it comes to Spey flies you can’t get away from the name Alec Jackson. Most recognizable in the series of Daiichi brand hooks that he developed. As I sit at my vise and tie spey fly after Spey fly, his name keeps flashing in front of me. I keep asking who is Alec Jackson and how did he get his name on every pack of these elegant and beyond durable hooks?

“Pops”- by VERN-O

“Pops”- by VERN-O

Vern-O is a commercial fly tyer from upstate New York. You can see his flies at J. Stockard’s Fly Market, or visit his Blog Vern-o.blogspot.com April 1st for many in the Northeast signals the opening of trout season. For the rest of the country it means April Fool’s Day. I have been fishing for as […]

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

As a fly tier and a devoted steelheader, I encounter many new trends and “must have” flies. I am not one of those guys who have two different patterns in a couple of colors and sizes in his fly boxes. I have at best, two of each pattern, a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes, […]

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

Hans van Klinken lives in Harskamp, a little village in the center of Holland with his wonderful wife of almost 25 years Ina.  Who has gained her own fame in Canada for spectacular catches of Inconnu (See: http://www.ffinternet.com/html/canada_yukon3.htm) She started fly fishing in 1991. Hans is 53 years old and has worked for 27 years […]

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