Pritt’s Water Cricket

Pritt’s Water Cricket

This week’s Throw Back Thursday fly is Pritt’s Water Cricket. Here is a fly from T.E. Pritt’s Yorkshire Trout Flies (1885). The link will take you to one of the free download books from an extensive list I have created on my Links to Free Old Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books page. You can normally…

Obsessed with Green Drakes

Obsessed with Green Drakes

If you’ve followed RiverKeeper Flies for a while, it won’t come as a surprise I might be a little obsessed with Green Drakes, from tying effective imitations, fishing the flies during a hatch, and creating images through my photography. In fact, I’ve been thinking about them all week. I taught a Zoom fly tying class…

Stuck-In-The-Shuck Midge TBT

Stuck-In-The-Shuck Midge TBT

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Stuck-In-The-Shuck Midge TBT. I was on my favorite river yesterday looking for rising fish. I didn’t see very many, which wasn’t surprising to me. After all, it’s winter and I didn’t expect summertime hatches. I was hoping for a Blue Wing Olive hatch of 30 minutes or…

Sanchez’s Double Bunny

Sanchez’s Double Bunny

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Scott Sanchez’s Double Bunny streamer. Sanchez states he first thought about this fly in 1988 on a trip to Belize. His inspiration for the fly were two other flies they were using, a Kiwi Muddler and a FisHair Cuda Fly. He wondered what might happen “if I put…

Effective Fly Tying Substitutes for Deer Hair Wings

Effective Fly Tying Substitutes for Deer Hair Wings

I received a Comment from one of my readers asking if I could provide information about using effective material substitutes for natural materials when tying flies. It was a general question and something I’ve been thinking about lately. Instead of developing an all-encompassing post, I thought I’d provide information on effective fly tying substitutes for…

Electric Caddis TBT

Electric Caddis TBT

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Electric Caddis TBT. I pulled out Greg Thomas’ book Best Flies for Idaho (2000) from my bookshelf and thumbed through it and found the Electric Caddis who attributed the fly to Mike Lawson. It got me to thinking…I wonder if the fly is listed in Lawson’s Spring…

Newest RiverKeeper Flies Video

Newest RiverKeeper Flies Video

I hope you saw last week’s post Early Winter Euro Nymph Fly Fishing where I highlighted several of my favorite Euro nymph fly patterns. I shared the Olive Perdigon YouTube video and just posted my newest RiverKeeper Flies video of the Rainbow Warrior Perdigon nymph on my YouTube channel. Click on the fly image to…