Montreal

Montreal

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Montreal, another fly from the Ray Bergman collection. For some reason, I just like the elegance and simplicity of a Bergman wet fly. You can find the Montreal wet fly on Plate No. 6, page 123 of Bergman’s book entitled Trout (1940 – fourth printing).  If you are a…

Montreal Yellow

Montreal Yellow

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Montreal Yellow, another fly from the Ray Bergman collection. For some reason, I just like the elegance and simplicity of a Bergman wet fly. You can find the Montreal Yellow wet fly on Plate No. 6, page 123 of Bergman’s book entitled Trout (1940 – fourth printing).  If you…

The Brown Turkey

The Brown Turkey

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Brown Turkey, another fly from the Ray Bergman collection. Since Thursday is Thanksgiving, the Brown Turkey was an obvious choice to highlight as this week’s TBT fly. For some reason, I just like the elegance and simplicity of a Bergman wet fly. You can find the Brown Turkey…

Lindgren’s Peacock

Lindgren’s Peacock

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Lindgren’s Peacock. This fly was developed by Ira Lindgren. The first TBT fly I posted from Ira was the Lingrens Olive. However, I’ve since learned the name was misspelled in the book I used as a reference.

Rio Grande King

Rio Grande King

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Rio Grande King, another fly from the Ray Bergman collection. I haven’t posted a Ray Bergman fly for awhile, so I thought it was high time I tied another classic wet fly pattern. For some reason, I just like the elegance and simplicity of a Bergman wet…

Preparing for October Caddis

Preparing for October Caddis

It might be a little early to begin talking about and preparing for October Caddis, but while fishing last week, we happened to see a large number of caddis cases … big caddis cases … attached to a rock partially submerged in the water. It looked as though someone had collected all of them and…

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…

Mother’s Day Caddis

Mother’s Day Caddis

The Mother’s Day Caddis hatch is well-known and can be amazing to see. And it’s right around the corner. Yes, all those dots in the picture are caddis flying over the water! Thousands and thousands of American Grannom (Brachycentrus occidentalis) hatch at this time of year. These caddis are the ones building square-shaped cases you…

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…