What a day. Good fish. Many bugs. Farmington. Dry flies. Yesterday's 18.5" brown. Took a size 22 Parachute Adams. Details at link in profile. #nofilter #righttimerightplace #flyfishing #farmingtonriver #dryfly #thomasandthomasflyrods #orvis A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on Sep 11, 2017 at 4:06am PDT It did not start off well. After hitting the river at
There is something special about catching trout on a dry fly. The rise, the take, and the rush of feeling a trashing weight at the end of the line. This summer has provided some excellent fly fishing opportunities due to the heavy rainfall. At times, the fishing has been tough, but a combination of cool
Family hike today, and so, this is a short post. I love dries that sit in the surface film. Catskill-style flies have their place, too, but I tend to avoid them except for very choppy water. Here is a great video for making the Sparkle Dun. I love the technique for securing the deer hair
When summer kicks in, my best dropper flies tend to be small emergers. So, I am experimenting with some new colors, as I prep for our Pittsburg, NH, trip. For low and slow water on languid summer days. Size 18 Flashback BWO emerger. Post at the blog. HT @flyfishfood #flytying #flyfishing A post shared by
BWOs are abundant and a staple in most people’s fly boxes. Here’s a great video from Kelly Galloup. It’s a very thorough review of hooks, body, materials, and an important strike trigger that he incorporates. A simple tie.