Stranahan’s Black Ant

Stranahan’s Black Ant

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Chuck Stranahan’s Black Ant. I returned to Chuck Stranahan’s Flies & Guides a couple of weeks ago. I was fortunate he wasn’t too busy and I caught him behind the vise. We caught up a bit and he talked more about his original Stranahan’s Brindle Chute I presented back in November 2019….

Fly Fishing Southwest Wyoming

Fly Fishing Southwest Wyoming

Fly fishing southwest Wyoming was the next stop on our 2021 fly fishing road trip. How did we get there? Well, we left the Madison River in Montana trying to find clear skies after fishing next to a forest fire at $3 Bridge. Our travels took us past the Henry’s Fork of the Snake where…

Stranahan’s Olive Brindle Chute

Stranahan’s Olive Brindle Chute

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Chuck Stranahan’s Olive Brindle Chute. I returned to Chuck Stranahan’s Flies & Guides last week. The Brindle Chute style of fly is one of Chuck’s “hallmark” flies. The full name of the Brindle Chute is Brindle Hackle Multi Colored Body Parachute. This is his olive version, which is labeled as…

Smokey Montana Fly Fishing

Smokey Montana Fly Fishing

I know many of my readers live in the Western United States. Between the warm water temperatures and smoke, you may have changed your fly fishing plans this summer. Last week, we made a few adjustments as well as we dealt with smokey Montana fly fishing. Here is a sunset we normally see at $3…

Bob Jacklin Gray Drake

Bob Jacklin Gray Drake

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is a Bob Jacklin Gray Drake. I found this fly when I walked into his fly shop last week. I stood in front of the fly bins and selected several I thought would make likely candidates for my TBT posts. I think I’m on a drake kick, since last…