Category Archives: Flies and Fly Tying

The Klinkhammer

The Klinkhammer dry fly hasn’t received much press in recent times so I felt the subject deserved a visit. Developed in the 1980’s by Dutch angler Hans van Klinken this innovative dry fly has proven itself worldwide, and richly deserves … Continue reading

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When the Forage is Thick change Tactics

Fly anglers are well accustomed to “Matching the Hatch”, or as I say in the salt “Matching the Marine”. And its typically a very good tactic. Works. We pick a fly that resembles the prevalent forage in size, shape and … Continue reading

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Tying a Sand Eel Fly

Sand eels are a wonderful forage fish that supplies great opportunities for the nearshore fly angler. These long thin critters are found over a large extent of the Atlantic coast, ranging from the far north down to the Carolinas. In … Continue reading

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The Art of the Soft Hackle

The Art of the Soft Hackle: A month back I was in New Hartford, Connecticut, knee deep in the Farmington River watching a master at work. His name is Pat Torrey and he has been fishing this fabulous river for … Continue reading

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The Farnsworth Fly Returns!

The Farnsworth  Fly Returns! Great news! The famous Farnsworth Fly is back in production – and better than ever. My friend Phil designed this deadly fly many years ago back when we fished the New England coast. It quickly became … Continue reading

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