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

Flashback Blue-Winged Olive Emerger

When summer kicks in, my best dropper flies tend to be small emergers. So, I am experimenting with some new colors, as I prep for our Pittsburg, NH, trip. View this post on Instagram For low and slow water on languid summer days. Size 18 Flashback BWO emerger. Post at the blog. HT @flyfishfood #flytying

My Version of the Mop Fly

Tom Rosenbauer coined the phrase “slutty flies” on one of his Orvis podcasts. He also has been posting on Instagram with it as a hashtag. I think it’s pretty funny. Otherwise known as “junk” flies, these are flies that some consider non-traditional. A few won’t fish them. As I’ve written before, I will not fish

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,