Welcome to my site; I'm Jim Finn and I would rather fish than eat. I'm not an "expert" I'm just a guy who loves to fish and have been at it from childhood...about 60 years.
My signature fly, the Golden Retriever was developed on Mossy Creek, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. But a trout is a trout ...he doesn’t know whether he is in Patagonia, Iceland, Maine or Mossy Creek. That goes for smallmouth too…maybe even more so. This pattern has proven its worth in waters worldwide. Read the testimonials written about this pattern...it really is a killer. Order a few and find out for yourself.
The local newspaper recently published an article about me and my shenanagins... Here's a link to it.
Over the years I have written a number of articlesthat have been published in fly fishing journals. I'll put them up as I find them...check back often. I hope you enjoy this website...please email or call with any questions you may have regarding my flies or trips.
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Testimonials: I went to Greenville this past weekend to fish – beautiful weather. I caught two of the largest brook trout that I have ever caught with a quick measure of over 16 inches – and nice fat fish too. All fish were caught on the golden retriever – nothing else worked! Thanks again. Joanne
Jim, Your retrievers knocked em dead at grand lake stream in Me. The last day was the best day I've had there. The water was fairly high 600 cfs well higher than we've ever seen it. Dave
Hello I recently purchased a dozen of your golden retriever flies and I thought you might like to know how much fun I had this last weekend fishing one of them. I was at a small lake in the Southern Colorado mountains and it was too windy for fly rod fishing so I got out my spinning rod and a float bubble and tied on a golden retriever. I caught 18 rainbows in two hours and missed at least twenty others. I had smashed the barb and was catching and releasing. Thanks for a great fly. Rick
Hi Jim - just got back from Maine and your retrievers slayed 'em again; LL Salmon, Smallmouth and some very nice Brookies too.
Thanks a million, Tim
I will tell you these flies are terrific. On my last day fishing at GrandLake stream I caught 8 large salmon and my husband caught 9 large salmon – needless to say it was a great day fishing! Dirck also went to Greenville last week. The Golden Retriever was the only thing that worked and he caught his largest Brook Trout ever plus some salmon – 7 total for half a day fishing. If you don't have this fly you need to get it. I've been using this fly for 10 years and it is as effective now as when I first started using it. It's my go to pattern by itself or in a tandem setup. It works! SteelheadJim Read more testimonials