Friday, December 3, 2010
Jay Smit, maker of the Jvice asked if I would like to be a featured tier on the Jvice web site. I was happy to say yes as I believe his vise to be the very best and really enjoy tying on it. When you tie 400 dozen flies a year, you've got to have a sturdy, comfortable and dependable vise to tie on.
Check out the web site and me on the Fly Tiers Page here: http://www.jvice.com/pages/tiers/doug_korn.html
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The Yellowstone Country Guardians bring a powerful voice of hope and inclusivity to the lands and communities of Yellowstone Country. We are a place-based organization that inspires people to care for and love this region. Our deep sense of place and rootedness is engrained in the work we do and allows us to bring new and exciting ideas to Yellowstone Country and beyond.
Because we believe the fate of Yellowstone Country rests in the hands of its local communities, we invest in the area’s greatest asset—its youth. No one has more to lose from the despoilment of Yellowstone Country than the youth of this region; thus our youth-based programs enhance students’ connection to Yellowstone Country, empowering them to set the tone for the region’s future.
Through our education and outreach programs, we foster a deep understanding of the wildlands and wildlife found throughout our region. By nurturing our communities’ commitment to Yellowstone Country and animals like the grizzly bear—an umbrella species and indicator (guardian) of health throughout the Yellowstone Ecosystem, and perhaps the most authentic symbol of wildness in all of North America—we help ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of this sacred landscape.
We help newcomers to this land connect with long-time residents, thus bridging this cultural gap. Through our community work, we encourage new residents to the area to develop a deep and lasting sense of place, at the same time that we provide a platform for long-time residents to rediscover their love for this region.
By working with the youth of the region through our educational programs, we strive to create curriculum that helps students better understand the importance of fostering the protection of wildlife habitat, open space, and watershed quality.
Through community involvement we help our citizens live in active harmony with wildlife and their surroundings, while remaining a voice for both the people and the land.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Glass Haed PT can be fished dead drift or on the swing, give it a try!
Soft Hackle Technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-dfsN0ZPkc
Glass Head PT fly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxyVviiA7Jo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
Saturday, October 30, 2010
What a day of turkey hunting we had Friday 10/29/10. Myself, Jim and Ben hunted in Cherry Creek, NY. We hunted two big fields where we knew the birds were feeding and traveling. I took a nice hen in the morning from my Double Bull blind as a flock of 30+ birds came to feed in the buckwheat. Ben got his hen in the afternoon, she was one of 27 birds feeding in the picked corn field he was watching. It was a cold rainy day but it sure paid off! I can tie all the turkey tail nymphs I want now...
Jimmy and I with my bird.
Ben with his hen, a 52 yard shot, yes that's reaching out there!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Russ with his first fish on the Yellowstone River... but not his last!
Brookies... how many did we catch? Too many? Can you ever catch too many?
My best fish of the trip a Brown Trout of 20 1/4 inches from a Yellowstone River float with my fellow PFS guide, Ben Jewell. This big boy took an Olive and Cream Double Bunny streamer.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Hook: MFCo. 7026 2xl nymph 8-10
Thread: Red 6/0 Uni
Legs: MFC yellow speckled legs med. for 8’s and small for 10’s
Underbody: pink craft foam
Overbody: tan craft foam
Wing: natural deer hair
Indicator: orange craft foam
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Fellow fly tiers:
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I hadn't been out turkey hunting till yesterday... better late than never!
Shot this big old gobbler at 11:30.
9 3/4" beard
1 1/4" spurs - a real limbhanger!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Hook: MFCo. 7048 light scud #14-18
Thread: 8/0 Uni olive
Tail/Shuck: Bronze nylon yarn
Abdomen: dyed turkey biot - BWO
Wing Post: seatbelt material (or gray nylon yarn, etc.)
Hackle: Med. Dun rooster clipped on the bottom
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
My good friend Alex (who is not a fly fisherman) and I took his boat out and fished the South end of Hemlock Lake. The target of our fishing today was pickerel. They were in the weed beds and we found them with spinning gear and frog imitations. I haven't spin fished since the early 80's and Alex laughed when he saw my gear. But it was fun, something different and we caught some good fish. The old gear worked just fine... We fished no bait, only top water weedless plugs and the pickerel crashed what we offered. Four of the pickerel were over 24 inches which is big for "pick's" around here. We caught a few big small mouth bass too. I gotta get Alex fly fishing!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The "Korn's Spent Wing Caddis", pictured here and at the top of this blog, got a nice plug on "The Fly Fishing in Yellowstone National Park" blog about half way down the page. I tie this fly for Parks' Fly Shop in tan and olive, there it's called: "Doug's Drowned Pheasant Caddis".
Hook: MFCo. #7000 Dry 14-18
Thread: Serafil 200
Rib: tag end of thread
Abdomen: DK#12 Caddis Tan dubbing split thread and spun
Palmered hackle: ginger rooster neck.
Wing: 2 hen pheasant wing or neck feathers
1. Start thread at eye, wrap thread base to bend of hook, leave tag end for rib.
2. Split thread, dub and spin, form tight dubbing noodle, wind forward to form body.
3. Tie in hackle 1 eye length behind eye, palmer front to back.
4. Trap hackle at bend with the tag end of the thread, wrap through hackle and tie off at eye, clip hackle short on top..
5. Prepare 2 pheasant wing or neck feathers, tied in flat one on top of the other, 1 gap length longer than hook, tied behind eye then folded over to form head and wrapped and whip finished. Varnish head, clipped “^” out of center, bottom hackle.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I developed this fly to fish Oatka Creek in April and May when these little black stone flies hatch. The fly only has 2 or 3 materials depending on how you tie it. It’s a versatile fly that works best as a trailing fly and can be fished with (dry) or without (emerger) “Frog’s Fanny” floatant. Used as a lead dry fly it can be hard to see on the water.
Variations include; cutting the CDC wing short for use as a nymph, adding a bead head, body and wing color, caddis variations minus the tail...
Hook: MFC #7000 dry fly std. #12-16 photo is 14
Thread: Uni 8/0 brown
Tail & body: Turkey tail feather 8-10 vanes, tied in at bend to form short tails. Then wrapped forward over superglue to form body to one eye length behind hook eye.
Wings & legs: 2 black CDC feathers, tied flat, shank length plus gap of hook. Feather butts are folded back on each side to form head and legs. Butts trimmed to 2/3rd of the body length on each side. These act as legs and out-riggers. Whip finish behind the head.
Over-wing: hen grizzly, vanes pulled back and tied in behind head.