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….

Ray Bergman’s Beauty

Ray Bergman’s Beauty

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Ray Bergman’s Beauty. This fly was tied by my friend Jim Fisher, the 2011 Stan Walters Memorial Tyer of the Year from the Oregon Council of Fly Fisher’s International. I recently spent a few hours with him for a tutorial on selecting materials and techniques used to tie…

Diving Damsel

Diving Damsel

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Diving Damsel nymph. I learned about the Diving Damsel nymph from a customer who contacted me to tie up a few custom flies. He had saved an article from the March/April 1997 edition of American Angler magazine. The article title was Designs on Damsels by John Shewey….

Ray Bergman Undertaker

Ray Bergman Undertaker

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Ray Bergman Undertaker. I haven’t posted a Ray Bergman wet fly in awhile, so I pulled out his book entitled Trout (1940 – fourth printing) to find a fly to tie and highlight. On page 254, Plate No. 9 I found the Undertaker.

Lawson’s Caddis Emerger

Lawson’s Caddis Emerger

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Mike Lawson’s Caddis Emerger. This is another one of Mike Lawson’s flies I picked up at Henry’s Fork Anglers on a recent fly fishing road trip. I asked the guys working behind the counter if they could point out a few flies Mike developed. I purchased several of…

Ray Bergman Irish Turkey

Ray Bergman Irish Turkey

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Ray Bergman Irish Turkey. I haven’t posted a Ray Bergman wet fly in awhile. I returned from our fly fishing road trip to Montana last week and needed to get back to fly tying, so I thought a quick wet fly would be nice to tie.