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... ]
What are the hot flies any visiting trout fisher should have for the Annual Meeting's Hosted Fishing Day in Madison, WI?
Although the event information is good, I was hoping for some local insite. You know, the tasty inside scoop. Won't you help a fishing brother out? And of course, I will keep the... [ 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... ]
This is my first version of the Super Beetle shared by Cathy Beck in the Aug-Sep 2013 Fly Fisherman magazine. As you can see, I sometimes go off-script. I have used beetles with various levels of success and my kids really almost enjoy helping with the tying. I like to show these type of flies to... [ READ MORE... ]
No other fly is as iconic as the Royal Coachman. The Adams and Hare’s Ear Nymph sell a lot more and are fished more, but no other fly has come to symbolize fly fishing as much as the Coachman. With dark peacock hurl, scarlet cummerbund and white upright wings, the Coachman is the most readily... [ READ MORE... ]
If you're an avid fly fisher... a wannabe fish bum... and you haven't seen the suite of Costa films yet, here's your chance.
Through July, Costa and its sponsor Budweiser are taking the renowned films "GeoFish" and "Jungle Fish," as well as it's series, "The Take," on the road to craft breweries... [ READ MORE... ]
My angling buddies have long ribbed my use of the 45 gallon Utility bucket for my wading gear transport from river to river. I do have to clarify, it all began with the use of the 'family' Jeep Commander and my wife the Boss not wanting it to look like an old roadside relic from someone's front... [ READ MORE... ]