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... ]
What bugs have you been tying up lately?
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... ]