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

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

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

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