- Photography by: Richard Procopio
I love an intricate fly as much as the next guy, but I have also found that sometimes the difficult patterns don't catch as many fish as the simple, easy ones...
There's one step where hackling can go horribly awry. Here's how to avoid problems.
How to make perfect CDC mayfly wings every time
Hot new tying materials, and how to use them
A defense of the San Juan Worm in two variations
A weighted streamer for the early season
Lately there has been a lot of discussion and writing about tying and fishing soft hackle flies. This is a fly every angler should carry and know how to tie. My favorite is the Hare's Ear Soft Hackle because it's easy to tie and imitates a host of emerging or drowned insects. Although a tier can vary
The classic all-purpose nymph--with a modification or two
A must-have pattern even on streams