Fluorescent Orange Flies: They Work

One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some

At the Bench: My Lucky Perdigón

Last autumn, I landed my personal best trout. It was a 22″ buck brown. I couldn’t believe my luck. Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some more #Perdigones with orange hot spots. #flyfishing #flytying #orvis A post shared by BlogFlyFish.com (@blogflyfish) on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT The fish fell for a brown

Pheasant Tail Variants

I’m continuing to tie flies with different colors. As I wrote yesterday, I’m doing this for experimentation, but, also, to have something different to throw to pressured fish. “Variants” have been very effective (prior post here). I think the ol’ Pheasant Tail is a great fly pattern. I like making them on barbless and curved