Son of Sexy Walt’s

I long heard about the Walt’s and Sexy Walt’s flies, but didn’t take them seriously. I mean, they look so simple. How could they work? My interest was piqued when competitive fly angler Alec Baker (interview here) mentioned that he really likes those flies. So, I started to tie them. They work really well. I

The Two Walts

I’m always on the hunt for effective flies that also are easy to tie. I tied up some Walt’s Worms and Sexy Walt’s and have found that they work well. During a recent 80-trout long weekend, the Sexy Walt was particularly effective. I think the pattern looks buggy, has some ribbing, and offers a thread

Fish Small Pheasant Tails

Orvis publishes a very helpful hatch chart here. In particular, there is a suggested pattern for each bug’s life stage. I’m struck by how often the old reliable, the Pheasant Tail, comes up as a pattern. I don’t know who invented this pattern centuries ago, but that person deserves a medal. My suggestion is to

My Favorite Caddis Emerger

Another standby. A small Caddis Emerger. #flytying #flyfishing #euronymphing A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on Jan 20, 2017 at 5:02pm PST One fly that has been consistently productive for me has been the Caddis Emerger pattern up top. Once I see some caddis popping off, I put it on. During my recent outing to