Posts Tagged ‘Ants’

McMurray Ant- by Charlie Dickson

McMurray Ant- by Charlie Dickson

Charlie Dickson brings back the McMurray Ant, a great terrestrial pattern that most people don’t tie… but should!

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

“Talking turkey” is an old idiom referring to a candid discussion. In present use the phrase denotes a matter of business, a factual and straightforward approach to problem solving. This contemporary definition works just fine, unless you are a fly fisherman.

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The story of the Adams begins just 12 miles south of Traverse City, Michigan, off County Road 611 in the small township of Mayfield. It was here, in 1922, at the Mayfield Pond where Leonard Halladay created the famous Adams fly.

Flower Power: Flies From the Garden by Russ Forney

Flower Power: Flies From the Garden by Russ Forney

Have you ever been ambushed by an idea? Not a mere suggestion or nagging intuition, but a full force, frontal assault of the psyche. Somewhere in our move to Wyoming four years ago and while exploring the surrounding hills, I was smitten by the notion of dying fly tying materials with flower pigments. The relentless “what if” that plagues an otherwise sound mind propelled excursions to identify, collect, and extract pigments from wildflowers. It is hard to grasp the logic of such behavior as it may not exist; the idea just showed up one day and would not be persuaded to leave.

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

The first time I talked with Bob Mead was sometime during the Spring of 2006, while I still lived in northern Michigan. It was basically a short series of emails from a young tier trying to pick the brain of a veteran.  Coincidentally a few months later, I wound up living 15 minutes from him, […]

A Fishable Realistic Foam Ant by Sergei Utkin

A Fishable Realistic Foam Ant by Sergei Utkin

[Editor’s Note:  The following is a step-by-step tutorial on how to tie a fishable realistic foam ant by Sergei Utkin, translated to English from Russian by Hatches Staff.  On some steps, a word or two was lost in translation, so we had to use our own judgment to fill in the gaps.] Hook: Mustad C49S […]

Brassed Off by Dave Wiltshire

Brassed Off by Dave Wiltshire

Love it or hate it, the inevitable need to go deeper and find the fish, is married with the arrival of colder (and often wetter) weather.  Whilst it may not be the dry-fly fishers’ idea of fun, big and heavy, lead-packed nymphs are often the answer.  Fished in a variety of styles, they can be […]

Ants: When little things mean a lot by Russ Forney

Ants: When little things mean a lot by Russ Forney

Terrestrial insects are among the most prolific “hatches” on most trout streams and ants are particularly plentiful throughout the summer. While mayflies, stones, and caddis come and go in their seasons, ants are available for months at a time and fish feed regularly on these little morsels. Ant patterns are easy to tie and fish […]

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

An Interview with the Klinkhamer Himself by VERN-O

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 […]

Fishing in an Ice Storm by John Berry

My client Larry was from New Orleans. He wanted to do a little winter fishing, with the thought of landing a big brown. We scheduled two days, a Monday and a Tuesday in late January. As the time got closer, we both monitored the weather channel to see how the fishing conditions would work out. On Sunday evening, as we confirmed our start time, the forecast was calling for frigid temperatures and a light wintry mix on Monday afternoon. Larry had plenty of winter gear and the prospect of some cold weather did not bother him at all.

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