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…

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…

Sparkle Dun Deer Hair

Sparkle Dun Deer Hair

I wanted to highlight one of the Sparkle Dun deer hair patches I’ve been using. In the last week, I tied 6 dozen Green Drake Sparkle Duns and it reminded me how important finding and using the right deer hair is to successfully tie these flies. Half of the flies were for a customer and…

Stalcup’s Adult Green Drake

Stalcup’s Adult Green Drake

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Shane Stalcup’s Adult Green Drake. I’m getting to ready to tie some Green Drake flies for an order and remembered I had seen Stalcup’s Adult Green Drake recently. The fly can be found in Shane’s book titled Mayflies “Top to Bottom”.

Fall and a Dry Fly

Fall and a Dry Fly

Last week I talked about how much I enjoy fall fly fishing. It’s been great this year! What I wanted to share this week is how effective one fly has been for me…a Green Drake Sparkle Dun. Yes, Fall and a dry fly just go together. Even the smaller fish eat this bug! It amazes…