Checking My Fly Box

Checking My Fly Box

I finally got around to checking my fly box to see if I need to tie a few March Brown mayfly imitations. I hope to fish them later this week on a favorite river. I know, it’s not March, but April is when they hatch on this water. I checked the Fly Imitations for Spring…

Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun

Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun. Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun is another example of Shane’s creative mind. I don’t know if he was the first to utilize CDC as parachute hackle, but it’s very creative technique of tying a parachute fly. Many of his fly patterns are tied with biots…

More Mayfly Spinners

More Mayfly Spinners

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about PMD spinner fly patterns and shared the Ellis Triple Wing Spinner as a TBT post. Spinners have continued to be a focus in my fly fishing and fly tying. I thought I’d share a few more mayfly spinners. Spinner fishing can be terrific. But locating the spinners…

Ellis Triple Wing Spinner

Ellis Triple Wing Spinner

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Ellis Triple Wing Spinner, which I tied to imitate a Rusty Spinner. I thought it was fitting to feature a mayfly spinner as this week’s TBT, since I wrote about PMD Spinner Fly Patterns in yesterday’s post.

PMD Spinner Fly Patterns

PMD Spinner Fly Patterns

I hope you read a recent post where I talked about going Back to the River and all the mayflies we’ve seen on the water. PMD fishing has been good for us on some days and that made me think, I need to restock my fly box with PMD spinner fly patterns. The spinner phase…

Flies Coming Off My Vise

Flies Coming Off My Vise

This week’s post will highlight a few flies coming off my vise AND include a comment about how to fish them. I hope it will help you determine what flies to include in your fly box when we can start fishing again. I recognize not all readers of my RiverKeeper Flies weekly posts tie flies….