Drop Shot Nymphing
Drop shot nymphing is a wonderfully effective tactic, but knowing how to apply and adapt it is key to finding success. George Daniel dives into the nitty gritty of this technique in his latest over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, which you can read here.
A Case for Fishing Dry Flies
Ed Engle has a wonderful little story in a Boulder, CO newspaper, in which he makes the case for fishing dry flies. It's fun to catch big fish on nymphs, Engle says, but he gets the most joy these days from fishing dry flies. Coming from someone who helped popularize many new nymphing tactics, that's an interesting statement. You can read his story here.
Tying Tuesday: A Perfect Woolly Bugger
For this week's Tying Tuesday, we're keeping it classic with one of the O.G. patterns - the Woolly Bugger. But this tutorial - from the folks at Fly Fish Food - purports to show you a technique to tie these perfectly. Who wouldn't want a perfect woolly bugger?
Top 3 Flies for Spring on the Green River
If you're interested in fly fishing the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam (my personal favorite river) this spring, you need to read this story over on the Orvis blog. Doug Roberts - the owner of Old Moe Guide Service - offers up three of his go-to patterns for spring fishing on this wonderful tailwater. Read the story here.
Tying Tuesday: Fly Tying With Flip Pallot
Brian Flechsig managed to get something on camera that few people have ever done before - Flip Pallot tying flies. Flip joins Brian in this week's edition of Tying Tuesday to tie one of Flip's classic flies.
How to Touch Dub
No matter how much I tie flies, I always find something new to try out, be it a pattern or new technique. This technique from Tim Flagler is called touch dubbing, and it helps create an extra-buggy effect on some flies. You can learn how to do it via this post over on the Orvis blog.
Tying Tuesday: The Klinkhammer
This week's Tying Tuesday features a fly that the folks over at Mainely Flies call "better than a parachute Adams." That's a tall bar to clear. Does the Klinkhammer actually do it? Watch the video to see for yourself if this pattern can supplant the venerable parachute Adams.
Swinging Steelhead Flies for Trout
Have you ever wondered if there's any crossover between steelhead and trout fishing? Well, some of it exists, especially when it comes to swinging flies. In this story over at Gink & Gasoline, Louis Cahill goes over some of the finer points on swinging steelhead flies specifically for trout. You can read it here.
Euro-Nymphing is Ruining Fly Fishing
In what is sure to be a controversial column, Joe Cermele argues over in Outdoor Life that Euro-nymphing is ruining fly fishing. Cermele's argument comes down to what he sees Euro-nymphing doing to the culture of fly fishing. You can find out if you agree with him by reading the story here.
Tying Tuesday: Parachute Emerger
This week's edition of Tying Tuesday comes to us from Charlie Craven. He shows you how to tie a parachute emerger, which is a must-have pattern for spring fishing. I love this little fly, and I always have some on hand here in the Rockies.