At the Bench: ‘Touch Dubs’

Competition angler Alec Baker told me about Loren Williams’ fly patterns. He is a sophisticated tightliner, who has competed on the national and global stages. Williams has a great way to create a very spiky look via a “touch dub.” ¬†You put wax on the thread, apply some wisps of dubbing, and then rotate clockwise

At the Bench: Midges and Caddis

A busy day for work, and so, I don’t have time to write a long post. But, here are some shots of what I’ve been tying to tweak some proven patterns. Thanks! Reloading with sizes 20 and 22 emergers. Love the #Tiemco 2488. #flyfishing #flytying #euronymphing A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on May 4,

Small Soft Hackles: Update

Not the prettiest, but a size 18 CDC soft hackle often works #rainyday #flytying #flyfishing #euronymphing #isit5oclockyet A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on Apr 25, 2017 at 2:06pm PDT I wrote last summer how a small CDC soft hackle was my #1 fly. So, I’m reloading the fly box in anticipation of BWO hatches