Peeking Caddis |

George Anderson’s Peeking Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is George Anderson’s Peeking Caddis. This cased caddis fly pattern was developed in the 1970’s by George Anderson, owner of Yellowstone Angler in Livingston, MT. The fly imitates the…

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Baigent's Brown |

Baigent’s Brown

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Dr. William Baigent’s Brown. I found Baigent’s Brown recently and pulled out the materials to tie one. Robert Smith, author of The North Country Fly: Yorkshire’s Soft Hackle…

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Fishing the Met |

When is Opening Day of Fishing?

Opening day. It used to be a long-awaited day which meant I could go trout fishing again. I was lucky to live within driving distance to rivers emptying into the Pacific Ocean with runs of…

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Little Green Stone - Wally Wing |

Little Olive Wonder Wing Stone Fly

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Little Olive Wonder Wing Stone. I tied this size 18 fly using olive CDC for the body and barred dun for the wing and hackle. In researching…

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Drunella Green Drake Spinner |

Green Drake Spinner Fall

I’m in Maui where I found warmer weather than home…between 30 – 40 degrees warmer! I brought a vise, tools, and a few materials with me and am tying the wings and tail for a…

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Fire Coachman Trude |

Fire Coachman Trude Dry Fly

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Fire Coachman Trude Dry Fly. I was searching for a fly to feature and pulled out John Shewey’s Favorite Flies for Oregon (2021) book. I turned to the Fire…

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Improved Clinch Knot|

My Favorite Fly Fishing Knots

How long has it been since you’ve been fishing? I thought so…it’s been a while, hasn’t it? But the good news is the weather is bound to change by the end of the month and…

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Lively's March Brown Dun |

Chauncy Lively’s March Brown Dun

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Chauncy Lively’s March Brown Dun. Tied on Mustad 94849, size 12 hook I’m continuing this month’s theme to feature March Brown Mayfly imitations. I found this fly in…

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Mayfly and Caddis Fly Boxes |

Cleaning Out and Restocking My Fly Boxes

I’ve heard more insects have been hatching on my home waters, but I haven’t experienced it yet. It’s spring after all! I say that as I look outside at a couple inches of new snow….

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