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Beginning with the premiere issue in 2007 has established a new generation in publications. The 2010 issue continues the tradition of beautiful photography and features 13 unique articles that span a massive 96 pages with minimal advertising.

Hatches 2010: A Midwinter Refection on Flies by Bob White

Hatches 2010: A Midwinter Refection on Flies by Bob White

It was my first season in Alaska, and I was one of several new fishing guides that had gathered around the bonfire to unwind, review the day, and listen to Rusty. The old guide was the consummate bush rat, and had forgotten more about living and working in the North Country than many of us […]

Hatches 2010: Tying the Devil’s Reject by Brent Drew & Alex Cerveniak

Hatches 2010: Tying the Devil’s Reject by Brent Drew & Alex Cerveniak

A deceptive calm fills the air. The river gurgles. A light breeze whispers like a witch’s spell, enticing the angler to take a nap at the water’s edge. But even as he dozes off, he senses that something isn’t quite right. A sixth sense has his subconscious on guard. He glances uneasily over his shoulder […]

Hatches 2010: Covering the Hendrickson Hatch by Nick Pionessa

Hatches 2010: Covering the Hendrickson Hatch by Nick Pionessa

My mind leafed through the pages of a crumbling paperback to drawings made by a master with whom I was barely familiar. “This must be a Quill Gordon,” I said. “No, I think it’s a Hendrickson.” I remember the day as if it were yesterday because it was my birthday and that Hendrickson was one […]

Hatches 2010: The Bunny Split by Mark Dysinger

Hatches 2010: The Bunny Split by Mark Dysinger

Of all the species I fish for, saltwater and fresh, pike are my favorite. They excite me. They intimidate me. They’re primitive-looking, Jurassic in appearance and nature. Their appetites are enormous. Their strikes are savage. My hands shake with adrenaline when I release them. Predatory fish — especially those better measured in feet than in […]

Hatches 2010: Improving Your Tying Skills by Al & Gretchen Beatty

Hatches 2010: Improving Your Tying Skills by Al & Gretchen Beatty

Fly tying is like a journey; you can go as far as you wish or make as much of it as time and inclination permit. In other words, you can stop at the gas station in Tyingtown, U.S.A., and continue on your trip, or you can stay a while and learn about the area by […]

Hatches 2010: On the Tenth Day by Ulf Hagström

Hatches 2010: On the Tenth Day by Ulf Hagström

For the sixth time I place the CDC fly upstream from the long shadow hovering over the bottom, and for the sixth time I see it pass by without a reaction. Further upstream I see Chris catch another good sized grayling. Dammit, why won’t this fish rise to the one fly that seems to be […]

Hatches 2010: In Pursuit of Perfection by Capt. John Meskauskas

Hatches 2010: In Pursuit of Perfection by Capt. John Meskauskas

As fly fishermen we are always in search of perfection — the perfect drift, the perfect presentation or the perfect fly. That search for something better helped inspire my new pattern. When most of us picture a tarpon fly, we imagine Stu Apte-style or Keys-style patterns. But here Florida’s east coast, our migrating tarpon feed […]

Hatches 2010: Blending Your Own Dubbing by Keith Barton

Hatches 2010: Blending Your Own Dubbing by Keith Barton

It can be coarse or fine. It may sparkle or move fetchingly and resist saliva, head cement, finger pressure and harsh language. It’s brightly colored and drab. It’s cheap and plentiful. You have far too much already and I’m going to make you want more. “It,” of course, is dubbing. Dubbing might be the most […]

Hatches 2010: Traditional Wet Flies by Don Bastian

Hatches 2010: Traditional Wet Flies by Don Bastian

While making public fly tying appearances over the past twelve years, I have focused primarily on tying traditional wet flies. The patterns I tie are mostly selected from Ray Bergman’s Trout (1938), How to Tie Flies (1940) by E. C. Gregg, and Flies for Fish and Fishermen: The Wet Flies, (1989) by Helen Shaw. I […]

Hatches 2010: Beads: Tying with Light by Russ Forney

Hatches 2010: Beads: Tying with Light by Russ Forney

An artist’s palette is a gateway to a world of infinite possibility. Skillfully blended colors express mood and vitality, bringing imagination to life well before a brush ever touches the canvas. An evolving composition grows from the palette—the origin of color, form, and light. Fly tiers also wield a palette of colors and textures. Fur, […]

Hatches 2010: Scandinavian Tube Flies by Sverre T.H. Solgård

Hatches 2010: Scandinavian Tube Flies by Sverre T.H. Solgård

During the last two decades, the flies used in Norwegian salmon rivers have changed. I remember the first time I fished for Atlantic salmon as a small boy. The flies used back then were completely different than they are today. I think it was about 20 years ago that I first read an article written […]

Hatches 2010: Dumpster Diving by Alex Cerveniak

Hatches 2010: Dumpster Diving by Alex Cerveniak

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 […]

Hatches 2010: Chubby Muffin Cicada

Hatches 2010: Chubby Muffin Cicada

Cicada. The word grabs the attention of any fly angler within earshot. Fly shops buzz with anticipation weeks before the first bug even emerges. The word rolls off the tongue and has a pleasant sound, doesn’t it? “Sih-KAYYY-daaa.” The word generally means it’s time to wet-wade and fish large terrestrials to large trout. But this […]

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