All content © Robert Williamson

All content © Robert Williamson

Friday, January 30, 2009

Important to all Utah fisher(men & women). Please help!

I received this email from Bryan Gregson

Hey all,
Some recent news has been brought to my attention. I got word that there is at least (1) bill being pushed through to take away Utah's public right to access all Utah water. We will need to defeat any attempt to remove the existing law. This will need to be done at the grassroots level by calling, emailing or writing legislators in every district in order for them to be aware of the pending assault on the stream access ruling. This can only be achieved by contacting all of our friends and asking if they will make the small effort it takes to email their legislator. It's going to be an uphill battle but with a joint effort we can make this happen. So to curb any thoughts and to hit this head on before it gains momentum we need to contact our representatives and let them know we support The Utah Supreme Courts ruling, our right to access public water and will not accept anything less. EVERYONE needs to get involved. The more letters the legislators get from more sources, the better. All you need to do is identify where you live, who your area representative is and contact them… its easy! It takes less than 5 minutes. Our small voices can and will be heard! Please call everyone you know and ask them to send an email or letter to their representative asking them to protect our right to access public water and wildlife on public waters. "Utah Water Guardians" have provide simple steps with easy to follow information that will allow your voice to be heard.
Check it out --->
Follow the quick easy steps to locate your representatives and make your voice be heard.
Get on it, the time is now! Keep fighting,

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Creative Flies

Out of print now. Can still be found with some on-line book dealers.

Laminate Trout (by Mikel Williamson)

My son Mikel has been doing some of the laminate trout for me. He actually does a better job at it than I do.

I decided some time ago, that the beauty of the trout, their form, their color, and the environment where they are found has become more important to me. This feeling for their elegance inhances my feelings of respect as I pursue them through fly fishing.

Making these replicas is adding to the joy I find in trout.

Orange Air-cicada

Air-hopper 1 and 2


Air-filled Cicada

Thursday, January 22, 2009

For Those Interested in the Tying Instructions (O2 Stone Adult)

The only thing I do different is make the head out of black foam instead of deer hair. The foam looks better and makes the pattern more durable.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fly Testing Survey

I've tried this in the past and it has been fun for those who have participated, and fun for me to see the results, and hear the stories.

For right now, I'd like to get a feeling of interest in bringing this fly testing offer back. I have created a poll to gauge the interest. Be sure to check it out and cast your vote. Suggestions and ideas can be submitted by email or by comment to this blog.

Here's how it works:

I will make an offer (periodically) of a fly pattern that I want others to use. I will offer this to the first 4 to 6 people who respond to the offer. Those first responders will get 4 of the offered fly and they will fish with them and then send me an email of their experiences. In the past, I have done this free of any charge. I may consider a couple dollars from the participants to cover packaging and postage of the fly shipments.

Check out the poll and vote on whether this is something you would be interested in. Thanks!