Category Archives: Flies and Fly Tying

More on Soft Hackles

More on Soft Hackles Been fishing. Unbeknownst to me the stream had been stocked the day before I arrived. That’s the good news. The bad news is everybody else in town must have known. The place was packed with anglers. … Continue reading

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A Look at Strike Indicators: Part Three

A Look at Strike Indicators: Part Three In this final post, we are goin to look at two variants -the “Release Indicator” and the “Hopper-Dropper”. I believe both were developed out West.  Release Indicators were created for trout fishing in … Continue reading

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Early Black Stoneflies

Early Black Stoneflies Today my luck was better. Caught a nice rainbow and dropped one; all on nymphs. No “Euro” style nymphing this time. I stuck with an strike indicator, a small nymph and one split shot about 18″ up … Continue reading

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The Art of the Soft Hackle

The Art of the Soft Hackle Soft hackle flies are easy to cast, easy to tie, easy to fish and deadly. What more could you want? But the truth is many anglers avoid them. Why? Well soft hackles, and for … Continue reading

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Tying an Anchor Fly on a Waspi JHCN

I mentioned this Waspi hook back last post. Designed for Czech style nymphs, it offers a lead body molded on the shank, a down turned eye, a 2x short shank, and a wide gap. Will it ride hook up? We’ll … Continue reading

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