My #1 Fly Recently: a CDC Soft Hackle

One of the best flies for me this summer and fall has been a small, durable and ridiculously easy fly to make. It was the #1 fly during my recent long weekend at the Farmington. When I see BWOs start to pop, this is a fly I put on. View this post on Instagram Not

My Top 3 Nymphs

As we head towards autumn, I’ll be readying my tightline nymphing gear. My “dries or die” phase will come to an end. Only the midge hatch will be on, but there’s only so much throwing of #28 and #30 dries on 8x that I can take. I’ll be restocking my flies and will be sure

The Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph

As we head into autumn, I’ll be looking out for two BWO mayflies that will be hatching. There will be a Blue Winged Olive in sizes 18 to 20 (Baetis vagans) and another one in sizes 22 to 24 (Baetis intercalaris?). One of my favorite patterns is the plain ol’ Pheasant Tail. In autumn, size will