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…

October Fly Fishing

October Fly Fishing

October fly fishing is a special time of year. It’s the last hurrah for both fly fishers AND fish. I’ve said before that fishing tapers off dramatically around November 1, so that means I have less than one month to get my fix for awhile. So I need to make sure I have the right…

Quigley Victory Drake

Quigley Victory Drake

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Quigley Victory Drake. I saw this fly for the first time a little over a week ago during our trip on the Upper Columbia River. If you haven’t seen the post, be sure to read my story of dry fly fishing with Green Drake mayflies is BIG…

June Fly Box

June Fly Box

Perhaps you saw last week’s post entitled Fishing the Lower Deschutes. I drifted the river twice last week. My fly box was full of Salmonfly and Golden Stonefly imitations. So I returned to my home river today and found many more PMD’s hatching and thought I better get my June fly box in order. Where…

May Fly Box

May Fly Box

Wow! The weather has changed dramatically this week. The forecast shows 81 degrees on Thursday. The anticipation of some major hatches is very exciting and I decided I have to get a May fly box ready for the river. This is what I hope to catch. I’ve found the fish to be a little more…

Lempke’s Extended Body Green Drake – TBT

Lempke’s Extended Body Green Drake – TBT

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Lempke’s Extended Body Green Drake¬†– TBT. Photo: Courtesy of Sandy¬†Pittendrigh (www.fliesfliesflies.com) Cyril ‘Bing’ Lempke (1917 – 1991) was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, but moved to Idaho as a youngster. He fished the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River and the Teton River during his teens. It was there…