Category Archives: Flies and Fly Tying

Loon Outdoors D-Loop Tweezer

Loon Outdoors D-Loop Tweezer Got a new piece of fly tying gear – a D-Loop Tweezer. As the name implies this item is primarily intended to be a dubbing loop twister. My main use is different, however. I needed to … Continue reading

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An Anchor Fly on a Jig Hook

An Anchor Fly on a Jig Hook Euro-nymphing continues to grow in popularity and with that growth jig style fly hooks have become harder to fine. One popular hook maker sold out their entire year’s supply by early February! Why … Continue reading

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The Hendricksons are Here!

The Hendricksons are Here! Yes, the Hendricksons are on the Farmington River. In fact they started showing up in the Collinsville stretch about 10 days ago.  Then two cold days last week shut the hatch down. So weather has been … Continue reading

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The “Eighty-Eight”, a Forgotten Fly

The “Eighty-Eight”, a Forgotten Fly A while back, I was looking though Paul Schmookler’s massive tome Forgotten Flies. Wow, what a fascinating book. There I came across a picture of a streamer fly I first learned of while fishing a … Continue reading

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The Hendricksons are Coming

The Hendricksons are Coming Spring is the time of year when what is arguably the best dry fly action of the season is set to come off. I’m referring to Ephemerella subvaria, the mighty Hendricksons. Like all hatches on freestone … Continue reading

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