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Vern-o talks about the synergy between two tiers and how it led to his Bat Banger series of flies.
With the hint of fall in the air, what better time to brush up on our quest for Great Lakes steelhead than with a review of Rick Kustich’s book. Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead is a sort of follow up book to Rick and Jerry Kustich’s 1999 book Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead.
There is a storm brewing in Key West. But this is no Hurricane or tropical storm. The proposed idea to dredge and widen the Key West Harbor to allow Mega Cruise ships to dock. A group of concerned group of guides -The Lower Keys Guides Association – has taken a strong stance against this proposed […]
A few years ago, I looked at my buddies who tossed bombs with their spey rods and thought to myself, “good gawd, that looks complicated.” Until they passed the spey torch to me.
A South Carolina native living in Ashville NC, Brad’s unique paintings, art stickers, and shirts are making a splash around the country. With a strong influence from both fresh and salt, there is something for everyone
This has it all, from creation to a fish on the bank, the story of the Bat Wing. Be sure to watch the 2 part video tutorial as well.
The class itinerary will feature some of Maine’s most iconic streamer patterns originated by some of the state’s legendary fly tiers and anglers, featuring at least one pattern created by Carrie G. Stevens. A variety of techniques using an array of different methods will include material selection, use, application, and finishing procedures for tying feather-wing streamer patterns.
Marquesa On August 1, 1994, Jeffrey Cardenas boarded a homemade houseboat and puttered out of Key West harbor toward a cluster of islands on the distant horizon. The Marquesas rest near the western terminus of The Florida Keys where two great oceans meet in a swirl of perpetual current. Jeffrey’s plan was to spend a […]
The winter months tend to be fly tying season for many anglers. Time to refill the fly boxes, beat the winter blues (unless you are a devoted steelheader), and attend a fly tying show or demonstration in hopes of learning something new. It gets the blood pumping to sit behind the vise and reminisce about […]
If you like wet flies like I do, you will of course have read the ‘fly fishing bible’, Ray Berman’s masterpiece, Trout. The book is a timeless classic, drenched in the lore and nostalgia of fly fishing. I’m 34 and tied my first wet fly in 2008. I never saw these things for sale in […]
Shawn Mitchell has been a Hatches contributor who many of you may know from his traditional Salmon Fly patterns. Attention to detail, the accuracy, and history behind the fly pattern is what makes his flies special. But then there are the Freestyle flies. The ideas and concepts that take an extreme level of creativity to […]
“I first saw Tom Herr’s Liberty and Justice on an online fly tying forum. I was not only impressed by the skill, but more-so the purpose. Here is Tom’s story of one special serviceman and a challenge to all of us.”- KH My most vivid memory of him occurred after he returned home for leave. […]
Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. There is no better example of that approach to life than the case of 85 year old Stanley Cooper Jr., of Tunkhannock, PA.
Hans van Klinken lives in Harskamp, a little village in the center of Holland with his wonderful wife of almost 25 years Ina. Who has gained her own fame in Canada for spectacular catches of Inconnu (See: http://www.ffinternet.com/html/canada_yukon3.htm) She started fly fishing in 1991. Hans is 53 years old and has worked for 27 years […]