Posts Tagged ‘Green’
Tip: Yellow floss Tail: Dark brown hackle fibers Ribbing: Yellow floss Body: Bright green floss Hackle: Dark brown Wing: Brown mottled turkey
Tip: None Tail: Brown hackle fibers Ribbing: Yellow floss Body: Highlander green floss Hackle: Brown Wing: Slate
Sand Creek is a pretty little piece of trout water that harbors some very fussy fish. Clear water in a small creek demands a quiet approach; casting from the bank is a good strategy when fishing small flies to springtime trout. Photo by Russ Forney Springtime in Wyoming can be pretty elusive. Just when the [...]
There’s an age-old question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? I don’t know much about physics, but I do know is that when you combine the two, you get a carp. Whoever named the common carp obviously never did battle with one, because they fight in a way that is anything [...]
At Hatches Magazine, we’re always on the lookout for unique or innovative fly tying techniques, but especially, new talent. We found Aileen Ellis via the Fly Flinger’s Pattern Swap group on Facebook. While it was Aileen’s tying ability that first attracted us to her, we have also learned that she is a very talented artist as well. In the article below, Aillen shares how she ties her MK Stonefly Nymph.
As a fly tier and a devoted steelheader, I encounter many new trends and “must have” flies. I am not one of those guys who have two different patterns in a couple of colors and sizes in his fly boxes. I have at best, two of each pattern, a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes, [...]
The Fly Tyers of the World series (see excerpts from vol. 3 below) is a stunning new series of casebound, limited edition, numbered books designed and photographed by Steve Thornton. Broken up into 5 volumes, Fly Tyers of the World offers a unique and personal insight into 100 of the world’s best known fly tyers [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
Flymen Fishing Company adds unique new anodized colors to the Nymph-Head™ and RealFlyColor™ bead ranges * Expanded product ranges represent the market’s leading choice in terms of fly tying bead colors, sizes and quality. * New “Attractor” colors provide fly tiers with exciting possibilities to create new fly patterns. * Hook & Bead Compatibility Guide [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]