Emilee is 15. She's cautious and skeptical. Thoughtful and meticulous (when she wants to be, her mother tells me).
A couple months ago, I noticed her making some intricate "friendship bracelets" with lengths of craft yarn--the attention to detail was obvious. I immediately envisioned her sitting... [ READ MORE... ]
Group shot of NJ TU chapter members who participated in the second March Madness Fly Tying event held on Saturday, 3/22/14 in Cranford, NJ. Hosted by the Rahway River chapter, over 40 TU members honed their tying skills and donated flies to Project Healing Waters, Casting For Recovery and TU... [ READ MORE... ]
EPA and the Corps of Engineers Takes Step to Improve Fishing
For the past decade, a cloud has hung over 60 percent of the rivers and streams historically covered by the Clean Water Act, one of our country’s bedrock laws for protecting rivers, streams and wetlands. For more than... [ READ MORE... ]
A FLY FOR ALL SEASONS
I stepped into the river below a deep pool and cast upstream to the head of the pool. The line fell gently on the water with a curve to the right, keeping the leader away from the fly. The fly floated high and dry for a few feet and WHAM, a... [ READ MORE... ]
HOOK: TMC 206BL (Caddis larva, emergers, curved shank, fine wire, 2x short)
THREAD: 8/0 Black
ABDOMEN: Polish Quill Natural
UV RESIN: Deer Creek Diamond Fine
PARACHUTE POST: Foam strip
Step 1: Make smooth and even wrap of thread on hook.
Step 2: Tie in the... [ READ MORE... ]
Hook: TMC 2487BL size #10 & 12Thread: UTC Olive G.S.P. 100Body: 2mm Tan foamUNderbody: Hare-line Ice Dub Caddis GreenLegs: Barred & Speckled Crazy Legs PumpkinWing: Premo Deer Hair- White, Olive, Yellow
Simple and effective pattern that is easy to tie and catches fish because of its multi-... [ READ MORE... ]
Tail: Teal flank feathers
UV Resin: Deer Creek Diamond Fine
Thorax: Thin Skin
Dubbing: Color to match
Legs: Teal flank feathers
1. Make neat and even wraps on hook.
2. Tie in the tail.
3. Tie in the biot. I like to tie my biot with the notch facing up for a... [ READ MORE... ]
Have you ever placed an order for flies for the upcoming season and later find out they are on backorder for the most coverted and/or treasured secret fly of your best water? On more than one occasion, my clients seem to donate more Hendrickson's and Copper John's to the various large woody... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1
Jimmy Kimmel's wife must have raised an eyebrow last week when her husband interviewed comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the conversation turned to fly fishing. Kimmel uttered the phrase, "It's really the only thing I care about ..... [ READ MORE... ]
I fish a lot. Not as much some, but more than most, and while I love a good tale about the salmonfly hatch on the Henry's Fork or the Hex hatch up in Michigan, nothing quite gets me going like 'hopper season.
Say what you will about the blue-winged olives of the fall or the sqwalas of the... [ READ MORE... ]