Friday, February 27, 2009

Buggers, Browns, & Cold Beers

Last night I made an early season trip to Dunbar, PA with my brother Ian to see if we could dredge up some fish on nymphs, and what we found was something just short of a trophy fish for the stream. This 18in brown had thick shoulders and a small kype jaw. It was taken on a size 8 beadhead olive woollybugger I had tied just prior to our trip. Ian was using an unusually long leader at 12 ft to nymph prior to it and managed to high stick this fish right out of the small waterfall it was hiding under. I know the pictures do not do this fish justice, but it was a great way to knock the dust of Winter off us. I had just as much enjoyment capturing this fish on my Nikon as my brother did while fighting it. We took a total of a dozen pictures then revived the fish while managing to lose all circulation in our hands releasing the fish back to its home so others may pursue the enjoyment we received last night. Later we on the drive home we replayed the trip in our minds and when we got home, I had a few cold ones to relish the moment. Over the past year, I have much enjoyed watching my brother become a solid flyfisherman. The kid really has the bug and should be feared by all fish. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy, and until next time remember do society a favor "go out and take a kid fishin'" !!
Tight Lines!!

Redfish Can't Jump....

Redfish Can't Jump from Luke Pearson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

As good as it gets...

This by far is the coolest place I have had the opportunity to catch a fish, it is the Gibbon river in Yellowstone National Park. This is the place you realize it is not about the fish, it is about the the water and country the fish live in! Fishing in a place like this gives you a new love and understanding on what fly fishing is about and why we do it. This is a place and moment I will never forget and I just wanted to share it with everyone who has the same passion of fly fishing I have...
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Catch Magazine...

Catch Magazine is some serious flyfishing photography. This magazine produces some of the best fly fishing photos that I have seen. The next issue is slated to come out March 1st. Be sure to check out this online magazine. LINK
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Monday, February 23, 2009


Tonight was the night for tying alot of streamers. Here is a sample of a sculpin tied this evening that will soon have a hungry brown attached to it. A good combo of rabbit, flash, and some dubbing. This one was tied on a size #4 streamer hook. Enjoy...
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Erie Chrome

Just a few fish from a earlier steelhead trip this year. These fish were both caught on east side streams on two different occasions. Top pic of hen has good shot of orange single egg in jaw, bottom fish fell to a white flash bugger. So sit back and enjoy the Erie eye candy....

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Surf Fishing....

This is one of the most impressive photos that I have taken along my fishing adventures. This was taken right before sundown at Ocracoke, NC while surf fishing for Red Drum.
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Steelhead Nymph...

Getting ready again to head back up to Erie for some steelhead fishing this week. Just wanted to share this pattern that has done very well for myself and others at the Erie Tribs. This nymph is a heavy point fly that I like to use with a size 16 BH Black Hare's Ear as a dropper. It is a rather easy pattern to tie since it similar to tying a Copper John. I just like to use Pink Ice Dubbing as a wing case and Blue Horizon Ice for the thorax.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

BB&B on the Chum...

BB&B on MoldyChum today. MoldyChum is a must read for any fly fisherman. Be sure to check out the Reel Pure Store as well. Great gear and some sweet decals. We highly recommend the Oil Skin Hat. LINK

Shark Bait/Chum Photo
This tuna head was a shot in the dark, but we were attempting to catch a large shark from the surf. We actually kayaked the Tuna head out past the sandbar to make the drop off as well as where some birds were working that late afternoon. No action on the 16/0 Penn Senator. The same reel used in the JAWS movie.

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Old Salty Photos....

Over the past week or so, I started organizing my photos. I came across one of my most memorable fishing days that I ever had. We caught the Atlantic Grand Slam. That day consisted of 2 Sails, 2 Blues, and 1 White. Here are some photos from that high octane fishing day.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wild Fish...

After being teased with warmer temperatures last week, we had to break the cabin fever for some cold winter fishing. Even though I really was itching to break in my new Helios on some Steelhead, we decided to fish a little closer to home. Maybe next week, but as long as I heard my reel zinging on the 3wt, I was still happy. The fishing was consistent all day long. Scuds were the main diet and fly of choice for the day. Over the course of the day, I tried multiple colors for the scud. Only one color seemed to do the trick. The Sow Scud color, Watery Olive produced all of the fish the past two trips. I will post the pattern by the end of the week.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009


The other day, I came across an awesome video for a very heavy stonefly. One reason I wanted to tie this fly was because it finally gave myself a reason to use the pheasant skin that I had purchased when I starting tying flies six years ago. The photo does not do the nymph any justice....its that good.

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Monday, February 9, 2009


Welcome to Brooks, Brown, and Bows.
BB&B is a blog dedicated to those who love to chase any fish, freshwater or saltwater, on the fly. We will share our experiences on the water, fly tying videos, product reviews, Pittsburgh Sports, and much more.

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