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,

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