Articles By: Alex Cerveniak

Benches: Show Us Your Fly Tying Area

Benches: Show Us Your Fly Tying Area

Whether you’re tying on a TV tray or have added a new wing onto your home dedicated to fly tying, Hatches wants to see your fly tying area! To participate, simply email photos of your workspace to: kevin@hatchesmagazine.com.  Feel free to tell us why you’ve done what you’ve done, and we’ll show the world your […]

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

In this book, Charlie Craven takes a no BS approach in introducing the reader to the art of fly tying. Like many fly tiers, I am mostly self-taught.  I like to think I’ve done pretty well for myself.  I certainly can’t take all of the credit for the techniques I’ve figured out at the vise, […]

The SMS Beetle by Ulf Hagstrom

The SMS Beetle by Ulf Hagstrom

There are few insects that make a more characteristic footprint on the water’s surface than a beetle.   A classic foam beetle will give you great fishing during the periods when there are a lot of terrestrials on the water, but if you want something more advanced and slightly more sophisticated, the SMS beetle is […]

Video: The Zaggin Zook by Curtis Fry

Video: The Zaggin Zook by Curtis Fry

This fly allows fly anglers to “walk the dog” thanks to where the weight is distributed when tying it.

Tying the Uffe Killer by Ulf Hagstrom

Tying the Uffe Killer by Ulf Hagstrom

This is a fly that has been with me for several years. There are of a lot of ways to tie these style of fly, and the step-by-step below is the method I prefer. What makes this technique different from other similar methods is the way the hackle is

The Flies of Ann Schweigert by Tom Deschaine

The Flies of Ann Schweigert by Tom Deschaine

Jack and Ann Schweigert opened the first of several Michigan fly shops in 1939, in Luzerne, Michigan. They remained in business until Jack’s death in 1985. Jack originally taught Ann to tie with the idea that she would be the shop’s tier and he would be a river guide. Within a short period of time […]

Realism: An Emerging Caddis and a Walking Crayfish

Realism: An Emerging Caddis and a Walking Crayfish

Realism has many meanings in fly tying. Often, the definition is different for each individual fly tier, but the goal is always the same. We’re trying to make an inanimate object look alive to fool a few more fish.

Tying the RS2 by Juan Ramirez

Tying the RS2 by Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez writes the blog, The Hopper Juan. He is a fly fishing guide for Anglers Covey, a fly tying instructor for Ghillies Fly Shop and Anglers Covey, as well as a father, husband and worker bee.

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

Whether you’re on the East Coast, the West Coast or the Gulf Coast, you will find forage fish like the anchovy or smelt– and any number of species that resemble them.

Video: The Ice Pick by Richard Strollis

Video: The Ice Pick by Richard Strollis

The Ice Pick is a new streamer pattern from Richard Strollis. It is a Zonker variation utilizing the new Fish Skullz by Flymen Fishing Company. Richard says that white, yellow, grizzly and orange are some of his top producers.

ARF Devil’s Doorman by Al Ritt

ARF Devil’s Doorman by Al Ritt

This new fly pattern from Al Ritt should work well for everything from trout to panfish.

Chain Gang Stonefly Nymph by Dean Myers

Chain Gang Stonefly Nymph by Dean Myers

A while back we came across a fly pattern created by Dean Myers, a commercial fly tier from southeastern Pennsylvania, called the Chain Gang Stone. As you can see, Dean has taken an innovative approach to creating

Video: The Knucklehead Streamer by Richard Strollis

Video: The Knucklehead Streamer by Richard Strollis

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

The following is an excerpt from the book, Opening Days, by Richard Chiaponne. It is from the chapter titled, “Perfect: A Fly Tier’s Beginnings.”

A New Hatches Group is now on Flickr

A New Hatches Group is now on Flickr

Hatches is excited to announce that we’ve created a Hatches Magazine group on Flickr.  This is an opportunity for you to share all of your fly tying and fly fishing related photographs with other readers, and oh yeah, we’ll be watching too.  Each week we’ll be on the lookout for outstanding photographs, which we’ll be […]

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