Bergman’s Sanctuary

Bergman’s Sanctuary

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Ray Bergman’s Sanctuary. It’s been a while since I featured a classic Ray Bergman fly. The Sanctuary is a very simple soft hackle fly that is listed on Plate No. 8, page 222 of Bergman’s Trout (1940 – fourth printing) As I’ve mentioned many times, I enjoy highlighting a…

Dave’s Hopper Fly Pattern

Dave’s Hopper Fly Pattern

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Dave’s Hopper fly pattern. This is another fly pattern I haven’t tied in years. A customer recently asked me to tie the fly and I thought it was a great candidate for a TBT post. So here it is. Dave’s Hopper was designed by Dave Whitlock in the…

Variety of Flies

Variety of Flies

I’m surprised at the variety of flies I tie. I tie a lot of flies for my customers and receive feedback from some of them. I always enjoy reading their notes to me and it’s always rewarding to see the fruits of my labor. I pleased to see my flies work! Not the normal trout…

Adams Fly Pattern History

Adams Fly Pattern History

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is about the Adams fly pattern history. The Adams was one of my first Throw Back Thursday Flies, posted in August 2014. I consisted of one image of a fly I tied many years ago (below), one sentence, and a link to a video.

Wright’s Fluttering Caddis

Wright’s Fluttering Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Wright’s Fluttering Caddis. This is a fly that was recently brought to my attention by a customer asking me to tie some. I hadn’t heard of the fly before, but it’s similar to Buz Buszek’s Kings River Caddis below. The only real difference is the wing. Leonard Wright…

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…

Royal Stimulator TBT

Royal Stimulator TBT

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Royal Stimulator TBT. The Royal Stimulator is a fly I tied recently for a customer and thought is would be a good candidate for a TBT post. checked Randall Kaufmann’s Tying Dry Flies (1991) to see if the fly was listed. The fly pattern at the end…