A Grey Hackle Peacock is this week’s Throw Back Thursday fly. An old one I found in one of my vintage fly wallets. Notice the leader tied into the fly. We don’t tie them like that anymore. Like I said – OLD. A wet fly originated in the 1700’s. Have any in your fly box?
Getting Ready for a Fly Fishing Road Trip
2018 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo
Fly Fishing Leaders
What leader length do I use? What tippet size do I fish? I’ve been asked those questions quite a bit. And I always point people to a previous RiverKeeper Flies post entitled Make Your Fly Fishing Leader Last Longer about the fly fishing leaders I use to fish dry flies. But if you are new to RiverKeeper Flies, perhaps…
Diversity of Flies I Tie
Last week I talked about filling three orders for customer Christmas presents in My Favorite Dry Flies of 2020 post. I finished the orders yesterday, a total of 191 flies. What I really enjoyed about this project was the diversity of flies I tie…river flies, lake flies, and steelhead flies. The image below are the…
Dave Whitlock’s Red Fox Squirrel-Hair Nymph
This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Dave Whitlock’s Red Fox Squirrel-Hair Nymph. Dave Whitlock (1934-2022) passed away in November 2022. I decided to feature one of his flies as a way to honor his memory. I thought about this fly, but didn’t have the right dubbing to tie it. A good friend sent me…
If you look closely, the lower fly uses grizzly hackle. The old black and white hackle has a gray cast to it.
Where is the gray grizzly hackle?