Entries by Speybstrd

Fly Tying Beverages

Well, it’s that time of year again.  I’ve inventoried my fly boxes and I am scrambling to fill my spring, summer & fall fly boxes for the upcoming seasons, as old man winter starts thinking about taking his nap, I hope!  This winter has been full of tinkering with new materials and techniques for favorite fishing, steelhead on […]

A worthy cause- Our Two Hands by Bloodknots Fly Fishing

Our Two Hands by Bloodknots Fly Fishing. This project has recently been brought to our attention and is worth your time & maybe your hard earned money. The idea behind this film is to raise awareness of the plight of the Wild Steelhead in the western states, it’s native home, whose stocks are dwindling. Most […]

Spirit River Swamp Rat Zonker

Found a new material from Spirit River at The Northern Angler in Traverse City to play with on these cold Northern MI days and nights. It’s called Swamp Rat Zonker strips(SRZ). This material comes in Natural, Hot Pink, King Fisher Blue, Orange and Purple. I have been experimenting with the blue and orange for steelhead […]

What’s in my flask…

So, what’s in my flask, you ask? 9 out of 10 times it’s something brown, especially now that it’s wicked cold here in the north. Lately, it’s been Irish, McFadden’s Irish Whiskey to be exact. This whiskey goes against my heartfelt belief that all southern Irish Whiskey is shite, but this ones lovely!!! McFadden’s is […]


Welcome Jon Ingham (Speybstrd) to Mangled Fly Blog and his first Contribution.   tra·di·tion– noun trə-ˈdi-shən : a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time This is the common definition for 2 things near and dear to […]