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  • Trout Talk

    The best month of the year

    So… if I could pick one month to fish anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, it would start now….  This is what I consider the “golden month.” Granted, it isn’t a “calendar” month, per se, but it is the best month to be a die-hard angler, in many places in America. Mid-September to mid-October. This is…

  • Fishing

    Use UV resin to keep small flies from unraveling

    Eventually, I got to where I could place just the right amount ahead of the hackle and behind the hook eye before I whip-finished the fly

    I’ve always been something of a ham-handed fly tier, and, generally speaking, the bigger the fly, the easier it is for me to tie. I’m a big guy at six-foot-five, and my hands correspond to my height. They just aren’t meant for detail work. But I live in eastern Idaho, and during fall and winter,…

  • Fly tying

    Tying small dry flies using UV resins

    I’ve been using UV resins on my flies for several years now, all with the intent of making flies last longer on the water

    A baetis mayfly.

    I’ve always been something of a ham-handed fly tier, and, generally speaking, the bigger the fly, the easier it is for me to tie. I’m a big guy at six-foot-five, and my hands correspond to my height. They just aren’t meant for detail work. But I live in eastern Idaho, and right about now, my…

  • Fishing

    Set your fantasy fly lineup

    ‘Tis the season. Over the weekend, my buddy and fellow TU-er Kirk Deeter and I faced off in fantasy football. We’re both underachieving this year--it seems we both have the bad fortune to play the highest-scoring opponents in the league every week this season, so we both find ourselves in the middle of the standings,…

  • Fishing

    Ode to the Olive

    It's a tiny little bug, but it — and its many variants — might be the single-most important fly of fall. The venerable Blue-winged Olive, the vise-borne imitation of the tiny baetis mayfly, is the dry-fly king of autumn, even though it rarely materializes on the water in any form larger than a size 20.…