BWO Fly Box

BWO Fly Box

In mid-December, I wrote a post about Choosing a Fly Box. I still need to fill a fly box with BWO flies, so it’s timely for me to highlight a few important flies I plan to place in the fly box. I’ll provide some of my favorites to help you create your own BWO fly…

Lance Egan’s Red Dart

Lance Egan’s Red Dart

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Lance Egan’s Red Dart. OK, this might not be a real old fly, but it will be 9 years old this year. I read where Lance Egan developed this fly in 2011 for the World Fly Fishing Championships held in Bolzano, Italy. He used his new fly to…

Start of Winter Fly Fishing

Start of Winter Fly Fishing

I finally got back to the river last week. This year’s November weather was a little different than usual. We were able to fish a good week and a half into November. I’ve said in past years the dry fly fishing usually stops around November 1. It’s like someone throws a switch and the fishing…

Salmonfly Season

Salmonfly Season

I’ve heard it’s time. The first few big bugs are just beginning to hatch. Salmonfly season is here! These are the biggest bugs of the season (I tie flies as large as size 4 to imitate them) and this hatch is much anticipated by many fly fishers. The image above is of an adult breaking…

Updated April Fly Box

Updated April Fly Box

I wrote a post a few years ago entitled My April Fly Box. I tried to provide some ideas for you to consider when filling your fly box. I’m encouraged this time of year because more insects begin to show in April, whereas winter seems to concentrate on small flies, like Blue Wing Olives in…

Updated Nymph Fly Box

Updated Nymph Fly Box

I’ve written blogs recently about trying the Euro nymph style of fly fishing rather than my normal nymph set up. I thought I’d provide my thoughts as I create an updated nymph fly box. Several considerations go into my selection of nymphs I plan to carry – size, weight, profile, and color.

Experimenting with Different Nymph Rigging Techniques

Experimenting with Different Nymph Rigging Techniques

Did you happen to read last week’s post entitled Winter Fishing with Euro Nymphs? I wrote about fishing with a couple Euro nymphs, the Pheasant Tail Perdigon (body of Veevus Body Quill) on the bottom, or point, and a Rainbow Warrior Perdigon. I fished several times last week, experimenting with different nymph rigging techniques. I’ve written over…