My #1 Fly Recently: a CDC Soft Hackle

One of the best flies for me this summer and fall has been a small, durable and ridiculously easy fly to make. It was the #1 fly during my recent long weekend at the Farmington. When I see BWOs start to pop, this is a fly I put on. View this post on Instagram Not

Wet Flies at the Farmington River

I arrived at dawn at the Farmington, wondering if the Trico hatch would be on. It was relatively brisk at 53 °F, a big change from just a few weeks ago. I actually felt chilled. There was a modest Trico hatch and just a few fish rising. Later, the spinner fall happened, and, again, only

Charlie Craven’s Parachute Adams

With small Blue Winged Olives starting to hatch, I’ve been tying small parachute dries down to a size 24. Last time out on the Farmington, after the Trico spinner fall ended, it was the only fly that took fish for me. There are many ways to tie a small parachute fly. You can use CDC