Posts Tagged ‘Hatches’

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, […]

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.

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 […]

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Here at Hatches, we’re always on the lookout for interesting fly patterns. Probably the single greatest resource we have at our disposal for finding them is the Fly Pattern Database (which has grown to over 10,000 fly patterns!). No where else on the web can one find a greater archive of fly patterns, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to it. To express our great appreciation, and to make sure “older” patterns aren’t forgotten, we have decided to highlight three fly patterns from the database each week. We’ll share the best of the best, from the past to the present.

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.

Book Review: Trout Stream Insects by Dick Pobst

Book Review: Trout Stream Insects by Dick Pobst

GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), November 1997 Binding Type: Hardcover Retail Price: $16.95 at the Hatches Store ISBN: 1-55821-067-9 “The trout’s biggest advantage is selectivity, and we can counteract it only by knowing the insects that make up his diet.  This is the reason for the study of stream entomology by the angler, […]

Product Spotlight: Petitjean TT Bobbin

Product Spotlight: Petitjean TT Bobbin

Called the “bobbin of bobbins,” Marc Petitjean’s “Thread Through Bobbin,” aims to solve a few classic design limitations of standard bobbins.

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

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 […]

Tying Tips: Working with Rubber Legs

Tying Tips: Working with Rubber Legs

With rubber legs showing up in more and more fly patterns, one common problem fly tier’s are facing is that they get in the way when tying a whip finish knot. In this week’s Tying Tips, Hatches Magazine staff member Alex Cerveniak shares three quick and easy ways to keep those rubber legs out of the way.

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 […]

The Shimmer Stone

The Shimmer Stone

The latest medium to large stonefly nymph pattern I came up with. The fly is two toned like a natural, and takes on a woven fly look without the weaving. Colors and sizes can be altered accordingly, as a rule of thumb I tie these in a 12-4 and the golden color in the video […]

Video: CCG Polar Minnow

Video: CCG Polar Minnow

Brian Carson of Clear Cure Goo demonstrates how to tie a Polar Minnow using Clear Cure Goo to build the head.

Rich’s MBA

Rich’s MBA

A simple in the round tie for the Eastern March Brown but serves dual purpose as a medium sized stonefly. This particular fly is moderately weighted and designed to be fished as an anchor in a “euro-style” nymph rig. I personally like to tie this in 2 sizes and weights as explained in the video. […]

Czech Nymphs in 10 Easy Steps by Jindra Lacko

Czech Nymphs in 10 Easy Steps by Jindra Lacko

Materials You Will Need Hook: #8 gammarus hook (Skalka G series in my case) Thread: 6/0 UNI thread color Tan Weight: medium size flat lead (round wire works just as fine but flat is easier to work with) Back: 4mm back cover, color Honey Ribbing: .16mm mono Body: Hare dubbing dyed light Olive. Seal dubbing […]

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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