Lance Egan’s Frenchie

My first #flytying love: the Frenchie. HT @lanceeganflyfishing. #flyfishing #euronymphing A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on May 16, 2017 at 4:10am PDT I think it is great that USA team member Lance Egan now works with the folks at FlyFishFood.com. As you may know, Egan has invented some amazing patterns, such as the Red

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