By no stretch of the imagination do I think I know a shred about fly fishing for muskies compared to the guys I had the pleasure of fishing with this last October, but here are my thoughts any way. Fly fishing for muskies is nothing new for the fly fishing industry as a whole, but […]View Article
Though he was a traditional-tackle fisherman since early childhood, Josh actually was a fly tier before becoming a fly fisherman. Josh started tying jigs in high school, then moved on to tying flies for some time before he started fishing with them. Over the years, Josh has become a skilled tier and now has multiple patterns available through Montana Fly Company, and is constantly working on coming up with new patterns.
Josh is the consummate outdoorsman, and he enjoys hunting for pheasant, ducks, geese, and deer (and more), as well as partaking in other outdoor adventures (some of which he convinces Jason to join him in).
Josh’s fly fishing skill was honed initially on rivers in Western Wisconsin like the Rush and Kinnickinnic, though he has fished all over the state for trout, and now is a multi-species fisherman. Josh has spent a lot of time in the driftless region of S/W Wisconsin, S/E Minnesota, and N/E Iowa, and has also taken trips to Montana and Canada.
Josh resides in Hudson, WI, just across the border from the Twin Cities. For his “day job,” Josh works for a medical technology company in the Twin Cities. When not working , tying, or fishing, Josh has his hands full wrangling two young sons, and he and his wife have another child on the way.
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A lot of fly fishermen who grew up in the Midwest, like me, have a soft spot in their heart for the bluegill (or sunfish as some people know it). I often go out looking specifically for these tenacious little buggers, especially in late spring and early summer primarily due to all the top water […]View Article bass, flies, pan fish, smallmouth
Many folks think of me as a tight-ass when it comes to money. I prefer to consider myself as “thrifty” or “frugal.” I simply like to be resourceful and I hate to see anything go to waste. Sometimes that resourcefulness may come off as a bit… ummm… I don’t know… morbid? One of my favorite […]View Article flies, materials
The more I started fishing for warm-water species, the more I got interested in bait-fish patterns. As someone who loves tying, that also means I started experimenting to come up with my own pattern. Around this time, I also had increasing interest in trying to get into the commercial fly tying biz. There are a lot of […]View Article BJ Minnow, flies, largemouth, Montana Fly Co, musky, pike, smallmouth, streamers
Most of the flies I have been tying lately need eyes and I am always looking for new options. I’ve got nothing bad to say about Clear Cure Eyes. They have an unbelievably realistic look that I have not seen with any other product on the market. Cost How do Clear Cure Eyes stack up […]View Article eyes, flies, materials, tying