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    The Green Drake

    Here in the West, the Green Drake is the harbinger of summer. Dependably, our largest mayfly shows up within a few days of the summer solstice, give or take, and, if we happen to get some rain, this hatch can last for weeks. Patterns used for these plus-size mayflies vary, from simply Blue-winged Olive patterns…

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    The Sulphur Klinkhammer

    The legendary sulphur mayfly hatches on East Coast rivers have likely started for some attentive anglers, and the evening duns will continue to emerge for some time, with the famed bugs coming off wistful cream-colored clouds. But as any angler who has fished the sulphur hatch knows, getting the size and silhouette exactly right is…

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    The Chuck Caddis

    Watch as Tim Flagler ties the simple, yet elegant, Chuck Caddis

    It's that time of year on a lot of western trout streams — the annual "Mother's Day" caddis hatches are upon us, and it's time to start throwing dry flies at hungry trout. Caddis patterns come in all shapes and sizes — some are a little more artsy and impressionistic, and others appear more practical…

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    Shiney Hiney Caddis Pupa

    Tying the Shiney Hiney Caddis Pupa

    The caddisfly life cycle is an important one for trout anglers. Caddis, in every stage of their lives, make up a significant portion of the average trout's diet. But, in recent years, I've take to fishing less with patterns that imitate the adult bugs — Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer pointed out to me that bigger trout…