Posts Tagged ‘Brown’
The following is an excerpt from Barr Flies written by John Barr, fly tying photos by Charlie Craven (Stackpole Books, August 2007, 184 pages, 570 color photos, 22 illustrations) which is available at Fly Shops and booksellers everywhere.
In all likelihood, the debate began soon after the creation of the second fly. It’s human nature to make lists, and we rank everything from influential world leaders to sports bloopers. What makes rankings debatable, and interesting, is that we all have our own criteria and opinions. Fly fishermen are no exceptions. We all rate [...]
A May/June staple hatch on any eastern stream, especially in the catskill region. This is a rather large clinger mayfly nymph that migrates towards the shoreline prior to emerging into a winged adult. Tie these in a few sizes to cover your bases. Oh, and hang on, this fly usually drums up some big fish [...]
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I had not fished in two days and I was beginning to have withdrawal pains. I checked conditions and noted that the Norfork was off. The temperature was thirty but the Weather Channel assured me that the temperature would climb to thirty nine and there would be little wind and bountiful sunshine. I tried to tempt my wife, Lori, but she thought it was too cold. My yellow lab, Ellie had not recovered from the constant action of our last outing, so I decided to go by myself. I loaded my wader bag and rod case into my ancient Volvo and headed out.
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.
Many fly fishers are able to recognize adult Mayflies as such, but they may be hard-pressed to go much further with the process of identification. So, let’s explore some easily observable features. These features can be used to identify a winged mayfly as to dun or spinner. They can identify it as to male or [...]