Now that I’ve been fly fishing for six years, I am (slightly) more calm when I arrive at the river. Previously, there were so many things going through my head: Did I bring the right gear? Do I have enough flies? Where will the fish be? I hope I don’t have to tie a blood
If you tie your own soft hackles, you’ll eventually start running out of small feathers. That’s a pain because skins aren’t cheap. But, all is not lost, for here is a very helpful Tim Flagler video on using larger feathers. It’s a very cool fly-tying trick, but would you expect anything less from Tim?
I am learning that stealth matters. I’ve been experimenting at the Farmington permanent TMA, far away from the newly-stocked areas, and have been visiting the same few stretches to see where the fish are and what they’re willing to take at different flows. With water still high, I’m finding that fish are close to the
I was in a quandary last Friday night: Should I fish and, if so, where? As I’ve written before, I’m at a life stage whereby work and family commitments don’t let me cherry-pick my fishing outings. The schedule picks me, and I don’t pick the schedule. Unfortunately, the forecast for Friday night and Saturday was