In 2007 Orvis picked up five of my fly patterns for their fly fishing
catalogue and for the Orvis fly fishing shops. Needless to say I
was thrilled to bits, and I mean thrilled.
Since then I have come to know several of the staff at Orvis quite
well and I have been impressed both by their attention to detail
and in the ability for Orvis to "get it right" when dealing
with customers. Now before I go any further, I do not receive any
free stuff from the good folk at Orvis and this is not a promotion
for their products.
Why build this page?
I built this page for several reasons, the biggest of which being
that over the past two years I have been answering the same questions
about my flies on the Orvis web site time and time again. Eventually
this page should take care of those questions.
as of 2008 Orvis have been unwilling to ship flies up into Canada.
So rather than have Orvis contact me to take care of their Canadian
customers wanting some of my flies, this page will eliminate the
need for a bunch of email exchanges. More importantly, it will allow
fly fishermen to pick up my patterns in a timely manner, and then
use them to catch fish.
One or two of the patterns made the Orvis best sellers list, and
they have received some great reviews on the Orvis web site. If
you follow the links you will be able to see what other fly fishermen,
just like you, have said about some my fly patterns.
Links to the flies on the Orvis
Orvis ... Brass Ass
Orvis ... Smack em Spey
Orvis ... Crunchy Caddis
Ian's Brass Ass
Ian's brass ass is the most reviewed fishing fly on the Orvis web site. Countless numbers of anglers have used the brass ass to catch fish. The fly is coated in epoxy making the brass ass almost indestructable.
I created the brass ass for going after steelhead from the breakwalls along the Great Lakes. The fly became popular with nymph fishermen and also with float fishermen who used the pattern for steelhead running the rivers.
When Czech nymphing took off, the brass ass found a home as the point fly or the mid dropper
If you have any questions about my fly patterns, please send me
a quick email and I'll get things sorted out for you.