Posts Tagged ‘Fly Tying’

Silver Doctor Variant – by FlytyingEU

Silver Doctor Variant – by FlytyingEU

The Silver Doctor is a long popular salmon fly that has seen many variations since its creation in the mid 1800s. This variation keeps true to the color scheme and the staple silver body, but with some modern influence and the use of a tube.

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

When it comes to Spey flies you can’t get away from the name Alec Jackson. Most recognizable in the series of Daiichi brand hooks that he developed. As I sit at my vise and tie spey fly after Spey fly, his name keeps flashing in front of me. I keep asking who is Alec Jackson and how did he get his name on every pack of these elegant and beyond durable hooks?

The Grenade- by David Quenneville

The Grenade- by David Quenneville

This is a pattern from Claude H. Bernard who guides on the Bonaventure river in Québec for atlantic salmon. Originally tied for walleye and then adapted for atlantic salmon. The Grenade was the winner in the hairwing creation category in the 1986 fly tying championship of the FQSA. HOOK: Daiichi Alec Jackson THREAD: Uni-Thread yellow […]

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, […]

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.

The Ray Bergman Collection by Don Bastian

Classic Wet Flies Patterns from Ray Bergman’s Books: Trout, Just Fishing, and With Fly, Plug, and Bait Photos, flies, text, and updated recipes by Don Bastian This photographic collection of traditional wet fly patterns, recipes, and notes, when completed, will contain four-hundred eighty-three flies selected from Ray Bergman’s books. This number was determined by including […]

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.

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 […]

Tying Tips: Streamside Fly Tying Vise

Tying Tips: Streamside Fly Tying Vise

This week’s typing tip is in response to a question by Hatches reader, Nick S. from Boise, ID. Nick wanted to know if we had any suggestions for a small, lightweight fly tying vise to use streamside, or on backcountry fly-in/ hike-in fly fishing trips.

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Modern fly tiers love to employ the “latest and greatest” materials and techniques in their patterns. If a material orbits Earth in the Space Shuttle, chances are it becomes fodder for the tier’s bench. If some famous angler starts hackling dry flies with pig bristles, chances are the local fly shop will soon sponsor a […]

Pennsylvania Fly Tier Has Tied Over One Million Flies

Pennsylvania Fly Tier Has Tied Over One Million Flies

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.

Horsing Around by Russ Forney

Horsing Around by Russ Forney

Horse hair is one of Wyoming’s most abundant natural resources. Coal, oil, and natural gas are the media darlings, but horse hair is everywhere in the Cowboy State. To a fly tier, it would be a shame to waste all that beautiful long hair when it looks so good wrapped around a fly hook. It […]

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.

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