At the Bench: Syl’s Midge

TL;DR: Syl’s Midge is a go-to wet fly when trout are active but picky. One of my favorites. I first read about this pattern in Dave Hughes’ book, Handbook of Hatches: A Basic Guide to the Food Trout Eat and the Most Effective Flies to Match Them. He rapturously writes about how incredibly effective it

Fluorescent Orange Flies: They Work

One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. View this post on Instagram Orange did well

Best Flies for the Farmington and Swift? Midges

TL;DR: Small midges are some of the best flies. Where to buy them. Photos of some favorites.   If you fish tailwaters, you know that midges are a huge part of a trout’s diet. Many of my best Farmington River and Swift River flies are midges (links here and here). They’re not the only way

At the Bench: My Lucky Perdigón

Last autumn, I landed my personal best trout. It was a 22″ buck brown. I couldn’t believe my luck. View this post on Instagram Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some more #Perdigones with orange hot spots. #flyfishing #flytying #orvis A post shared by BlogFlyFish.com (@blogflyfish) on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT The