My project for the year has been this: fishing streamers and wet flies. Fishing with Joe Drake and reading Dave Hughes’ Wet Flies will do that to you. Every year, I decide to pick a river or a technique on which to focus. I’ll liberally visit other waters or employ other techniques to catch fish,
Well, I decided to try something off the wall this year, and, therefore, I am sticking with fishing fly patterns that are at least 10 inches or longer exclusively all season. All I can say is the only thing it seems to guarantee is fish under 24 inches are not successfully hooked, and you catch
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?
It’s been a challenging winter, and I’m very much looking forward to spring. Apologies for my lack of posting. Call it a combination of acclimating to a new job, family obligations, and a generally tough winter for fishing. I made it out many times, but slow days and skunkings kept me from writing posts. I’ll