Happy Holidays from all of us at Badger Creek! Looking for a special or perfect gift! Do you have a special person that is hard to shop for? Want to treat your Dad, Spouse or Grandpa? Well, I am here to help you out. I have selected some really cool items, that are unique,hard to find. So, if you need a bit of help, I'll do what I can to help you find that really neat gift!.....Mike Hogue, owner Badger Creek Fly Tying
Buy Them Something They Always Wanted: A New Hardy Reel!
Take $100 off the Hardy Angel 2: Wow! this is a great deal! The Angel 2 Featherweight is a reel that they will love. I have a special deal and you can get a great item at a great price! These are the Angel 2 Featherweights and I have these on special for the Holiday Season. The Angel 2 has a click drag, counter balance and a unique drag knob for instant adjustment, a hard anodised finish for long life and durability. Liftetime warranty from Hardy. Only 2 sizes available.
Model......................Size...................Capacity...................Weight......... Original Price.........Price NOW
Great Price! Perfect for Trout Fishing!
Badger Creek's Fly Tying Vise:
Badger Creek Fly Tying's Rotating Vise: This vise is a full rotating vise. It comes with a pedestal base, bobbin rest and travel case. This is a really well made vise has all the features you are looking for. There is a cam lock on the jaw for easy release of hooks. The jaws have a fine tip which will allow you to tie from size 2-20 without any trouble. There is a rotating arm and a set screw to lock down the stem. The stem has a mounted material clamp attached. Each vise comes with a 5 piece set pf brass tools.
Includes 5 piece brass tool set: Bobbin, scissors, bodkin, threader, whip finisher.
Wow! These are Nice!
Handmade Authentic Maine Streamer Wallets: These are handmade in Maine by a fine old-world leathercraftsman, using original designs. The have 4 felt pages inside and are perfect for storing tandem, New England Streamers, Salmon Flies or Long Trout Flies.
Each Measures about 4 " by 8" Closed and has a solid snap.
2 Styles: Hand whipped edge with polished leather or Plain leather. Some have also have a folded fleece inside. One of a kind! They don't have one of these!
Price: Hand Whipped: $30.00
These make great gifts for any fly tyer! They will love a new travel case which will allow them to carry tools, materials and supplies to classes or shows.
Cordura Tool and Travel Case: This is an ideal case for holding tools and your vise. Padded with cordura cover, makes a nice case for classes, demos or travel. About the size of a large notebook. $35.00
I now offer Fishpond Fly Tying Travel Cases. These are ideal for classes, shows, demos and storage of materials. Makes a great gift for your fly tyer.
Fishpond Flat Iron Tool Wallet: This is a great item for the fly tyer. It is a three fold wallet that clips. Unclip the wallet and inside are three pockets. This will hold tools, bobbins and scissors. Roll up and click and it stores all your tools. Cordura with nylon insides. Measures about 4" by 8" folded and about 8" by 12" unfolded. Price: $18.50
Fishpond Road Tripper Fly Tying Travel Case: This case is the smaller cousin to the larger Tomahawk Fly Tying Case. It measures 12" x 9.5" x 4". The inside has a padded vise pouch with sewn pockets to hold bobbins, tools and scissors. Inside are 2 small storage pockets, one 4.5" x 9"x 1" molded plastic organizer box for hooks and beads/eyes, nine 4" by 6" clear poly bags with velcro, Nine 3.5" x 4.5" clear poly bags with velcro ( both these mount to a board), 2 clear thread tubes and 4 large mesh see through pockets.
( Note : I offer the light olive color /not sand shown, the olive is the same color as the larger bag. )
Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying Travel Bag: This is a nice bag. It is large enough to hold the majority of materials you would need for classes, demos, shows and travel. The bag mearsures 18" x 14.5" x 6". The inside is has a large padded pouch to hold a pedestal vise, the outside of the pouch has sewn pockets for bobbins, tools and scissors. The inside has large 10" by 16" mesh pockets that have velcro and can pull out, these hold capes, saddles and bucktails. There are 8 large see through messh pocket, 4 10" clear thread and floss tubes, 2 4.5" by 9" by 1" molded clear plastic boxes for beads/eyes/hooks, Nine 4"x 6", Six 5"x 7", and Nine 3" x 4.5" re-sealable clear poly bags with Velcro® binding attachment.
Fishpond Eagle's Nest Travel Pouch: The Eagles Nest Travel Pouch provides an efficient way to organize and store fly tying materials, capes, dubbings, bucktails and more. These are colorful mesh laminated pouches that are durable and well made. The tops have solid zippers. These can also be used for cables and to store items for cameras, computes, ipods and iphones. These have pleated bottoms so they can stand upright and come with carry clips to lock into luggage or clip together.
Small 6" x 7.75" , Rust, Price: $11.00
Medium 8" x 9.75", Green, Price: $14.00
Large 10" x 13.5", Blue, Price: $16.00
These make great gifts and are ideal for a fishing friend. Some of these are just plain cool.
Loksak Zip Bags: These are bags for cell phones, chip keys, wallets, ipods, ipads, small cameras. Loksaks are 100% resistant to sand and water. These are ideal for keeping your phone dry. These can also be used to protect valuables on the river. Highly rated by Macworld magazine, several back packing magazines and are rated waterproof to 60 feet by Scuba Schools International. These come as a pack of three.
Sizes: 3.5" by 4" ( iPhone size); $6.50
4" by 4 1/2" ( larger phone/small camera, small tablet ) : $7.00
6" by 8" ( iPad2/3 size) : $7.50
EGear Micro LED Light: These are cool. About the size of a fat camera battery, this is a micro LED light. Clip them on lanyards, vests or attach to a key ring. These are very handy. Anodized aluminum case , comes with clip. Very small. Colors; Blue, Silver, Green. Price $10.00
Hareline Bead and Hook Mat: This is one of my best sellers at shows. This is a silcone rubber mat. The surface has small indentations in it allowing you to keep beads, hooks and eyes from rollling around. Very cool item. Keeps hooks from getting in the rug. Flip back over and use to mix epoxy or glues. When dry, peal off. Some use mat in cars/SUV or trucks to keep sunglasses from dancing around. Price: $5.50
Alert Manufacturing Fly Tyer's Maginifer LED Light: This is a great light. This come with a goose neck head that turns and moves around so that you can see your work. Has magnifer lens for close up work. The lamp is aluminum with LED lights. This light can be mounted in 3 different methods. There is a pedestal base, vise option ( you remove the block that holds the light from the ped base ) and mount to your vise OR you can mount to the table top with it's own C-clamp. Great design.
Alert Manufacturing Dual LED Light: This is the same design as the light on the right. The stand, base and clips are identical. This model has 2 LED lights for extra light. This is perfect for those that like to make DVD's of fly tying or use for taking photos. Great design. They will love this!
Shipping for either light is $13.00
Renzetti Desktop Organizer/Tool Block: These are made of a soft plastic. These hold tools, glue bottles, stackers, bobbins and scsissors. Use to organize your desk and work space. Holds alot of stuff. One of the best sellers I have.
Artwork: Looking for some nice prints or framed flies?
Well these are just the thing to dress up an office, den or tying room. All are affordable and make a nice gift.
Framed Flies, Domed Flies and Collector Flies:
Very unique Gifts. I don't make these very often. Totally one of a kind, original fly tying artwork. Handmade and designed by me, Mike Hogue
Domed Flies for sale. These are hand made with a wooden base, glass dome and river rocks inside. I have 2 styles: Mike 's Spuddler and the Reverand Bob's Crawdad. Attached to cork you can remove it and go fishing. $35 each or 2 for $65. Totally unique, I made only a few and since it was a pain in the as#$%^s to make them I suspect these will be the last.
Shadow Boxes: I have several made up. These are golden oak or olive stained barn wood shadow box frames with three original flies. Inside the box is a totally legal scan and cut out of fish designed by Maynard Reese. As some might know Maynard is a duck stamp artist from MN and now hails in Des Moines, IA . In the 60's Maynard did a book called the Better Homes and Garden's, " Fish and Fishing". The prints are used by the Iowa DNR. I have cutouts of brown trout, rainbows and landlocked salmon. Signed card ( mine) attached to back. Very nice. $50 each or get the entire set of 3 for $150. Totally unique, I suspect I won't do these again either since they are a pain in the buttocks to make. These are very striking, original and hand done. If you not delighted you may return them for a refund. Email me for more info. I will email photos on request.
The Angler's Guide to Sullivan County: This is a very unique and unusual item! This is a reprint of a map of the Catskill Region from 1935. The original artist was Clayton Seagears. For many years (before WWII) Clayton was the illustrator for the New York Conservationist Magazine. This is a colorful 3 color print of the fishing region prior to the new Rt. 17 and also before the dams were installed for the Delaware/ NYC water system. Clayton marks holes, has written comments and many unusual illustrations on the map. Printed on acid free paper. Ideal for an office or den and what a great price! Shipped rolled and in a tube. $25.00.
To See a Larger Image of the Print, Click Here.
New for 2012 Framed Stained Glass Fly Fishing Panels:
For 2012, I have located some really cool items. This is a wonderful addition to any home, cabin, den or office. These are unqiue hand made items. These panels are made by Jerry Phillip of Poughkeepsie, NY. Jerry is a fly fisher that has fished all over the Northeast. His work is really well done. His designs are described best as " Window Art" or panels. They are mounted in frames with hooks attached to the back. Then to display them you just have to attach some decorative chain. These are oak frames and no two designs are ever alike. Each piece has diffrent textures and contains a mix of opalescence and various surface textures.Jerry's work has appeared in fine art galleries, magazines and also in some of these locations you might be familar with: Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid NY and Fran Better's Adirondack Shop, The Hungry Trout, Wilmington NY. These are beautiful pieces you will enjoy for many years.
Fran Betters' Ausable Wulff: This was designed with the help of Fran Betters. Originally, these piece hung in Fran's shop outside of Lake Placid. Fran asked Jerry to design a panel highlighting the fly Fran made famous. This is an oval panel with an oak frame. It measures about 15" by 19" and it is a very unique item. The head of the fly is the famous fire red color Fran loved so much. This is the last one avaiable and it was last shown in Fran's shop before he died.I have the companion piece to this one hanging in a small window on the back of my house! Every time I walk down the stairs or come from the office into my house, I see this fly! Awesome!
Rising Trout: This piece measures 13.5" by16.5" and is framed in oak. The sides have clear, texturized glass and the center has several different colors. This shows a rising trout as it swims toward its prey. Really nice panel. There is a rising trout in the panel and it will be a great addition to any office as a way to remind you of the rivers and places you love to fish. Bring some of the outdoors indoors!
Jerry has salmon flies, trout, tarpon and several other items available. Email me for more info. Mike
Get Your Fly Fisher a New Rod!
Is your special person planning a fishing trip next season? Most of the 4 peice rods will no longer fit as carry on luggage for the airlines ( be sure to check regs, but most are limited to 24".....most 4 peice rods are 27 plus a case ). Might consider getting a March Brown 7 piece rod. Sizes from 3-10 weights, 9' plus 2 convertable rods that have removable sections to reduce the overall length. $245. Postage paid in lower 48 US and it includes a free box of one dozen trout flies.
I also have rods prices from $80 up to whatever you wish to spend. I can rig the rod ready to fish.
If you can't figure out the size of the rod, tell me where and what the person is fishing for and I can pick one out for you. THIS is one gift they will love and most likely don't have yet!!!!!!!!!!
Unique gifts for Under $20.00
Fly Tying Basic Tool Set: Has a set of scissors, bobbin, threader, whip finisher, bodkin, all they need to tie a set of flies. $15.00, Basic Tool Set with AA Vise $35.00
Tube O Thread: Fly Tyers can always use thread. This is a set of 8 spools of thread in colors they will like. $19 value, $$15.00
Tube O Floss: Single strand floss, if your tyer likes to make streamers, wet flies, salmon flies, this is a great deal. $15 value, $12.00
Tube O Tinsel: 8 popular tinsels, fine wire and lead wire. $15.00 value, $12.00
On a budget? Let me select a box of flies.
I have beautiful hand tied flies which I can choose for you. Tell me
how much you want to spend, where you live or fish and I'll do the rest.
I can choose a box to put them in also. I sell a dozen flies for $10.00.
Boxes start at $2.50 and go up from there. Flies are a wonderful stocking
stuffer and no fly fisher can EVER have enough!
Like to learn to tie flies this year? ( Or know someone that would?)
I can put together complete kits for $125. I select the same high quality materials that I use commerically and choose all of the best materials for you. In each of my kits you will only get materials you need and use. These are very good values as I take about 10-15% off the total price of the stuff in the the kits.
How about a Gift Certificate?
Got a Friend, Boss or Loved One that loves Fly Tying Materials? I can issue a gift certicate for ANY amount and I can send it out with a free catalog. Send me a check, name and the address and I'll do the rest. I'll e-mail you when I sent it out.To order any of the above items, click on Order Info. Stuck or need some help? I answer ALL e-mails every day and I can ship stuff darn near any place. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I am more than happy to help you any way I can. Click on e-mail below or give me give me a call @ 607-347-4946. If I am gone leave a message. I try to return all calls! If you are in a hurry, I will do my best to get your gift out in time for the holidays!
Thanks! Mike Hogue
If I can be of help to you choosing the perfect gift, let me know. I can be reached at the number listed below and I would be happy to help you pick a unique, one of a kind item for that special someone.
For more Info Contact:
Mike Hogue / Badger Creek Fly Tying / 622 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068