Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing

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Strolis’ BWO Flymph

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is another video by Richard Strolis, tying the BWO Flymph.
Earlier this year, I was fishing during a very nice BWO hatch. The bugs were covering the water, it seemed like there were 20-30 flies per square foot on the water.  The fish were going nuts on this bountiful hatch. However, I was having a [...]

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Book Review: Modern Midges by Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka

September 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The big brown truck brought a new fly tying book, Modern Midges: Tying & Fishing the World’s Most Effective Patterns by Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka.  Here are my first impressions.
The book has 3 main sections:

Appetizer: an introduction describing the importance of midges
Main course: very detailed tying instructions & tons of patterns.
Dessert: Advise for fishing [...]

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Henry’s Fork Caddis

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rene Harrop ties a mean caddis pattern, called the Henry’s Fork Caddis.  This pattern, and it’s brothers like Lawson’s spent caddis, make up a large part of my caddis dry fly box. It has many of the triggers for spring creek caddis patterns; low riding, segmented body, CDC, and the magical ingredient, peacock.
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Bakers Hole Bugger

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The Daily Fly Paper Blog is featuring the Bakers Hole Bugger today. Wait, that fly looks familiar

The Daily Fly Paper Blog features some pretty cool flies. Check them out.

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Looking forward to June – Green Drakes

March 13th, 2009 · No Comments

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Flies for Henry’s Lake

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are a few flies for Henry’s Lake. The first set are caddis pupa, useful for the eastern half of the lake in early summer.

Before:

After:

In late June, early July, the Damsels start coming.   Look towards the western side of the lake.

Leeches

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Jungle Cock

February 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Jungle cock nails are a classic material used to tie classic flies, but can be very intimidating to work with.  Here are a few different ways to incorporate jungle cock into your flies.
There’s nothing like the real thing
Unless you are getting some TARP funds, that $250 jungle cock cape may be just beyond your financial [...]

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Pursuing Peacock Perfection

December 30th, 2008 · 6 Comments

I did some playing around with peacock herl last night. Here are the results. The pictures show 3 strands of herl tied in a bare hook ( I started by tying soft hackle, but for picture clarity cut off the hackle on a couple.
Best overall looking method
Use peacock herl from close to the eye. Tie [...]

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Soft Hackle Materials

October 25th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Lets start with the hackles, where these fly patterns get their name. Most soft hackles are tied with game bird skins, like partridge, pheasant, quail, or starling. The individual fibers of these feathers are much more flexible and “bendy” than rooster hackles. This allows the soft hackles to move while being fish.  Many believe the [...]

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Modified X Caddis – Tying Video

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Here is a video of tying a modified X Caddis fly. This is based on the X Caddis pattern from Blue Ribbon Flies, adding a palmered hackle.

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