Montana is, I think, on every fly fisherman’s bucket list, or as I learned on this trip, for some, it is an annual pilgrimage. Life in the past five years has been a roller coaster, with getting out of the military, starting a new career, and having two new additions to the family. With things
I have received several requests on making my synthetic version of Rich Murphy’s Conomo Special. I am going to cover critical steps on the technical components and give some belly, body and wing material recommendations. But, feel free to customize. Materials: Gamakatsu SL12, 6/0 EZ Body, pearl, in extra-large Black nylon thread EP Fibers, olive
Fellow blogger Alex Bagdonas joined me for a guided trip on Cape Cod with guide Steve Kean. The original hope was to get into tailing fish at first light, but after an hour past false dawn with no tails in sight, Steve called an audible and took us to a channel edge for blind casting.
Fly fishing at night for striped bass is a very different endeavor. So, it’s really important to step a bit outside of the norm when designing night patterns. I want to share two proven patterns developed by Rich Murphy. If you fly fish for striped bass and don’t have Rich’s book, Fly Fishing for Striped