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Gravel Gertie

I searched online for “supervisor, bucktail, streamer” the other day and the search results listed Don Bastian near the top – no surprise there. The first link was to a page I’ve mentioned before that deals with finding good streamer hackle. If you tie streamers I highly recommend following this link to Don’s site to read […]

Here Comes The Melt

03/10/11 Don’t look now but here comes the melt. I know you can’t tell because it’s snowing out today but the temperature will be in the 40’s by tomorrow and as Dylan said “it’s a hard rains a-gonna fall” most of tomorrow. Saturday too. So Sunday I’ll be out looking at water and trying a […]

Searching Flies

03/05/11 – Searching flies are a big part of my fly fishing. While I like to fish old haunts I also like to find new ones. The big problem with new ones is that it takes awhile to become familiar enough to know where the most productive spots are. You know – familiar enough to […]

Skitter and Skate?

02/24/11 – I dead drift my dry flies – when I don’t skitter and skate them. Or said another way I’ll try most anything if it will bring a fish up including skating my flies. Leonard M. Wright, Jr. called it the “Sudden Inch” in his 1972 book called “Fishing the Dry Fly as a […]

Fly Fishing is Simple

12/30/10 – One of the great things about fly-fishing is the simplicity of it. All you need is a rod and reel setup and a fly – even a gaudy one like the Royal Wulff – and if the water isn’t barren – sooner or later you’ll probably catch a fish. That’s all it takes […]

Weight Forward or Double Taper?

11/18/10 – Over the last several years fly rod construction has been the big thing. Special “Thermo-plastic” resins, nano-ceramic coatings, higher modulus graphite and new tapers are all the rage. Fly lines don’t get much press. Which is too bad because if you want to add feet to your cast or improve your accuracy and […]