My New #1 Fly

I this morning was going through my fishing log and noticed one reliable fly kept coming up: the Sexy Walt’s. I’ve blogged about this fly quite a few times. I think that’s because it simply works. The fly dupes stockies and the wily and wild Farmington browns. It has even surpassed in effectiveness my prior

A Sexy Walt’s for Spring

Maybe it’s a coincidence, but a Sexy Walt’s variant I tie does really well in the spring. When black stoneflies start to scurry around, I try to throw an imitation nymph. Over time, I’m simplifying my patterns, and so, almost never tie stonefly nymphs with complicated legs and bodies. I read online that a Hare’s

Tried-and-True Emerger Patterns

I’m reloading the fly boxes with some tried-and-true patterns. Among them are the flashback WD-40 and the Caddis Emerger. I these days make the former in sizes 16 to 20. You can go down to size 32, but I don’t torture myself with that anymore! I add a strip of Krystal Flash and cover the

At the Bench: Frenchies, Perdigones, and Soft Hackles

At the bench. Holiday gift for @arkautza. #flytying #flyfishing #euronymphing #orvis #montanamongoose #stonfo #barbless A post shared by BlogFlyFishMA (@blogflyfishma) on Dec 15, 2016 at 1:54am PST I’m sending some flies to Adam for a holiday gift. I asked him what he’d prefer to see. He mentioned he may try tightlining. So, I’ve ginned up