For trout fishing, I buy tapered leaders. But for saltwater fishing in the Northeast, I’ve started tying my own leaders in the past year. Long tapered leaders make sense for many saltwater scenarios such as targeting redfish, bonefish, permit, and sight fishing for striped bass. But shorter hand tied leaders are perfectly fine for most
I previously wrote about the Patriot dry fly and the Doodle Bug/Devil Bug dry fly. Call this post the next in my series of Lesser-Known Flies. Looking for a new streamer to try this spring? Give the Simi Seal a shot. It has a slim profile that reminds me of a Thin Mint-style Woolly Bugger.
The red and white fly called the Doodle Bug is also known as the Devil Bug. It’s a dry fly that works for both coldwater and warmwater species. You won’t see this bug in many online shops or racks at your local fly shop. In fact, the only place I know of that reliably sells
Follow Jay on Instagram @handmade_angler. Jay Aylward of The Handmade Angler is arguably the best all around freshwater fly fishing guide in Massachusetts. He is currently the only Orvis-Endorsed freshwater guide in the state. Not only does Jay offer wade and drift boat trips for trout, he also takes clients out for warm-water trips on