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I sat down with Paul Beel from Frankenfly to hear how he built an amazing fly tying resource online and what’s next for the other mad scientist. Flymphs, Rainy’s, Dan Frazier and the carp stalker are all on tap today.
Show Notes with Paul Beel from Frankenfly
06:50 – The Ergo All Purpose bobbin from Loon Outdoors.
10:20 – Wayne Sampson was interviewed on Frankenfly and was a decibel of Chris Helm.
13:00 – Dan Frazier and Jay Zimmerman have two great carp books on fly design. Paul notes that you have to have a hook that rides up.
15:40 – Carp Stalker 1 on instagram is a great resource for Carp fishing.
21:30 – Michigan Dry Flies is another little niche in fly fishing.
23:20 – I need to contact Joe Fox who is a classic catskill tyer and a guy we need to get on the podcast. Here is a great video on Joe Fox and the history and tradition that was passed down to him.
32:00 – The Bearded Wonder is an original pattern from Paul.
33:20 – We talk about Mike Schmidt and how he was a mentor for Paul. Here’s a video on Mike Schmidt’s background.
35:43 – Monster Dub is one of the most popular dubbing materials on the site.
42:50 – The Bluegill belly bean is quickly becoming the all around goto pattern for multi species.
54:00 – WestFly.com closed up shot this last year. Here’s a podcast with Scott Richmond who was behind West Fly. Funny thing, someone already purchased the URL WestFly.com and selling flies. Happens quick right?
You can Find Paul at FrankenFly
Videos Noted in the Show
Conclusion with Paul Beel
Paul Beel from Frankenfly breaks out his story and some tips for Carp fly fishing and fly tying. We hear about some of the signature flies that Paul produces and the history of many great patterns he has covered over the years.