Posts Tagged ‘Hatches 2009’

A Fascination with Flies by Bob White

A Fascination with Flies by Bob White

My friends describe me as a collector, my wife calls me a pack rat, and my parents refer to me as obsessive. I suppose they’re all correct, and I don’t mind because I’ve been called much worse. My fascination with flies began the moment I found my father’s old fly box in a dusty corner […]

Color, Spots & Stripes by Wayne Samson

Color, Spots & Stripes by Wayne Samson

Let’s face it; a lot of our fly tying is not done to impress the fish. From realistic flies that amaze one and all to full dress salmon classics, flies are tied as much as art to hook people as they are to catch fish. I argue the same can be said sometimes for deer […]

The History of Smoky Mountain Trout Flies by G.S. Stack Scoville

The History of Smoky Mountain Trout Flies by G.S. Stack Scoville

As fly tiers and fly fishermen, we all want to tie the newest fish catching patterns. Most tiers want to try the newest materials and see how they might be utilized more effectively. Many tiers and fishermen have wondered how certain flies “came into existence” or “What were they thinking when they came up with […]

Tying the Esoxulator by Steven Wascher

Tying the Esoxulator by Steven Wascher

Over a decade an a half ago, I was at virtual crossroads in my fly fishing career. Having a young family, a dwindling supply of time, and the nearest “good” trout stream was an hour from my home; I soon came to the realization that a change was in store. As the months passed I […]

Dressed to Kill by Duane P. Vigue

Dressed to Kill by Duane P. Vigue

During the early part of the Twentieth Century in Maine, the featherwing streamer was developed and fished by a dedicated few, mostly in a small, relatively unknown area of Western Maine called the Rangeley Lakes Region. Herb Welch and Carrie Stevens pioneered the movement and both designed, tested and fished hundreds of patterns with much […]

Modern Intruders for West Coast Chrome by Aaron Goodis

Modern Intruders for West Coast Chrome by Aaron Goodis

“HELL, BUCK, it jumped, it jumped!” I can hear my buddy yelling through the fog. “Hell Buck! I can barley make him out.” I instantly know why he is shouting. We are in paradise, Northern British Columbia, and we are standing waist deep in one of the many beautiful rivers this area has to offer. […]

Tying the Morris Boatman by Skip Morris

Tying the Morris Boatman by Skip Morris

A “boatman fall,” a swarm of water boatmen or back swimmers plopping onto a lake in spring or autumn, is usually a chance blessing. The fat little insects splat down like raindrops; the trout rip through the lake’s surface in pursuit. Your anxious fingers fumble through fly boxes, searching for a suitable imitation. If you […]

Freehand Tying by Al & Gretchen Beatty

Freehand Tying by Al & Gretchen Beatty

Are you “PC?” No! No! We’re not talking about politically correct! We’re talking about the method you use to attach your vise to your tying table. Do you use a pedestal (P) or a C-clamp (C)? Quite frankly we use both depending on the situation. If any of you have spent any time as a […]

Tying the Dr Rockbottom by Rockwell Hammond

Tying the Dr Rockbottom by Rockwell Hammond

I could recognize Keith Rose-Innes’ South African accent without seeing him. In the predawn, I disembarked off the Beachcraft 1900 after my halfway-around-the-world flight from Seattle. With the help of the runway lights, the only lights on Assumption, I finally made out his silhouette in the darkness. After a big hug, we grabbed our gear […]

Ritt’s Fighting Crayfish by Al Ritt

Ritt’s Fighting Crayfish by Al Ritt

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 […]

Triggers, Tiers and Trout by Russ Forney

Triggers, Tiers and Trout by Russ Forney

Fly tiers invariably pose that question when first introduced to emerger patterns; scruffy bodies, curved hooks, and jumbled appendages are bewildering to the uninitiated. The apprehension is understandable; emergence is a dynamic process in the life cycle stage of aquatic insects and requires equally dynamic imitations to fool wary trout. Emergers are neither nymphs nor […]

A Bug’s Life by Will Milne

A Bug’s Life by Will Milne

As the light slowly fades, a lone Mayfly appears on the surface of a large Canadian lake, signaling the beginning of annual event that has taken place for millennia. The emergence of aquatic macroinvertebrates from their immature nymph or larval phase to the airborne adult stage marks the midpoint in a life cycle filled with […]

Hatches 2009

Beginning with the premiere issue in 2007 Hatches has established a new generation in fly tying publications. The 2009 issue continues the tradition of beautiful photography and features 13 unique articles that span a massive 96 pages with minimal advertising. We are now accepting pre orders for the 2009 issue which should begin shipping September […]

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