It’s the last Thursday of the year and I thought it was appropriate to share a few of my favorite Throw Back Thursday Flies for 2022 on RiverKeeper Flies. I hope you liked them as much as I did!

In case you missed the flies and their stories, just click on the fly’s name to learn more.

Skunk Steelhead Fly and Honoring Frank Moore – honoring Frank Moore – January 2022

Another steelhead fly, Shewey’s Spawning Purple – October 2022.

Sheweys Spawning Purple |

Sierra Bright Dot – April 2022

Sierra Bright Dot |

Kent’s Pumpkin Head – February 2022

Kent's Pumpkin Head Leech |

Dette Yellow Stonefly Nymph – March 2022.

Dette Yellow Stonefly Nymph |

Quill wing flies

Old soft hackle flies. There is something about the elegance of these flies with their minimal materials that continues to speak to me.

Pritt’s Water Cricket – January 2022

Pritt's Water Cricket |

Lastly, a recent tie…the Beetle Bug Coachman – December 2022.

Beetle Bug Coachman Flies |

Here’s looking forward to a safe and prosperous New Year!

Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!

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  1. John, I just wanted to say Hi. We are now living in Ellensburg, WA and I drive over the Yakima River every day on my way to check on the house construction. So, naturally I’m looking forward to fishing it. But I want to let you know how much I enjoy your blogs. They are informative and well done.
    Happy New Year to you and Karen.
    Jeff Comfort

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