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Entries from October 2008

Woven Stonefly

October 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’ve seen woven fly patterns over the years, including the Bitch Creek.  I’ve frequently thought of trying to tie one, but haven’t been inspired enough to actually do it.  Tonight, I ran across Soul of Streams’s post about the history of the woven fly (Woven-Body Fly History by Robert Williamson).
Here is my take on a [...]

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Fly fishing for veterans

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The good folks at Fly Fishing on the Web will be starting a charity auction benefiting Project Healing Waters. The board members donated an extra fly each during a recent swap (soft hackles). FFOTW will be selling the dozen flies on eBay, and donating the proceeds to Project Healing Waters.
Way to go guys!

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Barns Pool Stonefly

October 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I designed/assembled this fly pattern specifically for fishing the Barns Pools in Yellowstone National Park. This fly is unleaded and the right density to reach the bottom in Barns #1.  Fish it with a small dropper, I like to use a peacock and starling soft hackle.

Design Notes:
Yellowstone fishing regulations prohibit lead of any sort, even [...]

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Baker’s Hole, Barns Pools, Browns – not this trip

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Tried my best to meet Mr. Brown on the Madison last week, but the nice Indian summer weather was not helpful. Still, the time on the river was enjoyable. Met some nice people, both local and from afar, at the picnic table. Shared some stories and a flask.
The best fishing was early in the morning, [...]

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