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... With A Splash Of Bourbon
A podcast with the guys from Tuckaseegee Fly Shop
The Tuckaseegee Fly Shop Crew host special in studio guest, Braden Miller of Miller Time Flies! Booby the Bearded Wonder, Coach Dale Diesel Collins, and Big Mess enjoy conversation with Braden about his quick accent thru the ranks of the fly fishing industry.
Braden was introduced to fly tying at the early age of eight by his grandmother and he has not looked back. Braden's brand is rapidly rising and the sky is the limit. Braden is a Norvise Ambassador, TFO Ambassador, District Angling Ambassador, and just last year launched the J. Stockard Fly Fishing Jr Pro Tyer.
Braden was on the cover of the Spring 2020 issue of Fly Fishing & Tying Journal. His featured article can be read at the Miller Time Flies website that is linked below.
Braden is living the life that many of us never thought was possible at fifteen. Listen as Braden talks of adventures for various species of fish and what inspires him at the vise.
Tying video by Braden Miller in the Riversage Journal
I had a fly tying video in this month's issue of the Riversage Journal. I was asked to tie a couple of patterns that I used down in the Crystal Coast of North Carolina to catch False Albacore, Bluefish and Bull Reds.
5 1/2" Feather Game Changer Tied On The August 23rd Norvise Facebook Live Event.
Braden tied live on the Norvise Facebook page this past Sunday. Norvise put out several polls on Facebook and Instagram and let their followers vote on what they wanted to see Braden tie... a 5 1/2" Feather Game Changer or a Micro Feather Game Changer. The votes were counted and the larger Feather Game Changer was the winner, but not by much. Below you will find a general material list you will need to tie your own 5 1/2 Feather Game Changer. You have the choice of what color materials you want to use to imitate the baitfish of your choosing.
Material List for 5 1/2 - 6 inch Feather Game Changer
*Pick colors that will work for what baitfish you would like to imitate
Hen Saddle by Whiting
Chocklett’s Filler Flash by Hareline
Sculpting Flash Fiber Brush, 3" by R Distribution LLC
Power Thread 140 by Veevus
Eyes - 7.5 - 8 MM by Spawn Fly Fish
Hook - BGH Big Game Hunter 4/0 by Kona
Hook - NS172 Nordic Salt Gammerus #2 by Ahrex
10 MM Articulated Fish-Spines (Game Changer Shanks) by Fish-Skull
15 MM Articulated Fish-Spines (Game Changer Shanks) by Fish-Skull
Braden tied a Rabbit Strip Streamer live on Facebook for the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing - Camp Lejeune Program
From the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing - Camp Lejeune Program's Facebook Page:
Braden Miller is a 14 year old fly tying sensation. Recently featured on the cover of the Spring 2020 edition of the Flyfishing and Tying Journal, Ambassador for Norvise fly tying vises and Temple Fork Outfitters rods (among others!), and owner/operator of Miller Time Flies, Braden is an inspiration to fly tyers of every age. He will be tying his Rabbit Strip Streamer on the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) Camp Lejeune Program page to show his appreciation for our Veterans, and to support the virtual programs being provided by PHWFF to its Participants during the ongoing global pandemic.
Rabbit Strip Streamer Material List
Hook - Gamakatsu, B10s Stinger Hook, #1
Fish-Skull Baitfish Head and Eyes, Medium Size, Silver, Flymen Fish Company,
Laser Dub, White by Hareline
Rabbit Fur Strips, Magnum 1/4", White by Hareline
UV Polar Chenille, Silver by Hareline
Thread - Power Thread 140 by Veevus
Super Glue Gel Control Grey Blue Bottle by Loctite
*Optional, but I like using this to attach the head
Learn To Tie Braden's Large Predator Popper
Sunday, July19th Braden was live on the Norvise Facebook page. This live was a tie along with Braden as he tied a Large Predator Popper fly he uses for Pike, Musky and a variety of saltwater fish. Check out the material list below so you can tie along with Braden. Please let Brady know if you have any questions about anything in the video. You can use the contact link at the bottom of the page or social media, which ever you prefer.
Braden's Large Predator Popper's Material List
This is a general material list so you can choose your own colors
1 - Large Popper Head of your choice
1 - 6/0 Hook
1 - 40mm Chocklett's Big Game Shank
2 - Colors of Bucktail
Small Lateral Scale
Hareline Hard As Hull (Original in the blue bottle)
Solarez Bone Dry
Below are the exact materials and colors Braden tied with in the video
-Rainey's Chartreuse Big Eye Popping Head (this is the Rainey’s link, you will need to find a local or online shop that carries these
-6/0 Gamakatsu SL12S Big Game Saltwater Hook
1 - 40mm Chocklett's Big Game Shank
-White Semperfli Nano Silk Predator Thread 6/0, 100 Denier
-Chartreuse Grizzly Saddles
-Small Lateral Scale
-Hareline Hard As Hull (Original in the blue bottle)
-Solarez Bone Dry
Featured Fly Tier: Braden Miller
Being successful and making a difference in the fly fishing industry is no easy task. Doing so at the age of fourteen is undoubtedly something extra special. Braden Miller of Miller time Flies is a middle school student by day and professional fly tier by night with a future in the industry that we here at Flylords are very excited to see unravel. We recently had some time to catch up with Braden and talk to him about his fly tying adventures thus far.
BRADEN MILLER'S CARDIAC ARREST STREAMER PATTERN
Recorded live on 5/3/2020 during one of Norvise's weekly Sunday night Facebook Live Events.
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J. Stockard's Fly Fishing 's
May Fly of the Month
By: J. Stockard Jr. Pro Tyer Braden Miller
Jr. Pro-Tyer Braden Miller's Full Dressed Feather Game Changer was picked as J. Stockard Fly Fishing's April Fly of the Month. Braden tied this fly as his round two entry during the Norvise March Madness Fly Tying Competition. Click below to see Braden's material list and step by step directions on how Braden tied this beautiful fly. If you have any questions please feel free to send Braden a message through the link at the very bottom of the page.
PRODIGY AT THE VISE:
By: Len Waldren
Braden did an interview shortly after Christmas with Flyfishing and Tying Journal Magazine. He was excited about the article coming out. when he found out he was going to be on the cover he was speechless. We hope you enjoy the article.
Click above to read the article
"Monsters of the Marsh"- Apex Predators of Virginia's Tidal Region
Created and Narrated by: Josh Dolin with Have Rods Will Travel
In this episode we go deep into the tidal marshes of eastern Virginia to hunt down some of the countries coolest and most aggressive predators. Joining us are anglers Grant Alvis and Braden Miller as we target Virginia's native Bowfin as well as the newly introduced Northern Snakehead.