Posts Tagged ‘Hatches’

The Purple Heron by Charlie Dickson

The Purple Heron by Charlie Dickson

I’ve always been a fan of the spey flies tied by the late Syd Glasso.  Glasso is considered by many to be the father of the steelhead spey fly.  He was probably the first person to design a spey style fly specifically for steelhead, and in doing so, he started a trend that continues to […]

Step-by-Steps: The Animal by John Terje Refsahl

Step-by-Steps: The Animal by John Terje Refsahl

A quick and easy tie, the Animal will find a permanent home in your fly boxes.

Vitreus Soft Hackle by Richard Strolis

Vitreus Soft Hackle by Richard Strolis

The only soft hackle fly that I use during the Yellow Quill hatches on my home river. This fly with the addition of a bead can also be fished as a nymph in the round and deep. Swung through or actively fished through likely fish lies and fast water and this fly produces. Materials You […]

Flymphs

Flymphs

A step-by-step photo sequence showing how to tie one of the simplest, yet most effective, fly patterns out there.

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 […]

Hendrickson Soft Hackle

Hendrickson Soft Hackle

A very easy soft hackle pattern that I like to fish during the Hendrickson hatches both prior to, during and while spinners are falling. This particular fly can be altered in size and color for any mayfly hatch not just the Hendrickson Mayfly, so experiment and find what works for you. Materials You Will Need […]

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.

Product Spotlight: Singlebarbed’s Sixth Finger Scissors

Product Spotlight: Singlebarbed’s Sixth Finger Scissors

Hatches is pleased to announce the arrival of Singlebarbed’s Sixth Finger Scissors to the Hatches Store!  These surgical-grade stainless steel fly tying scissors are designed to remain in the hand for the duration of the tying session. One over-sized finger hole allows the scissor to be worn like a wedding ring at the base of […]

Product Spotlight: Fish Skulls

Product Spotlight: Fish Skulls

Flymen Fishing Company today announced the launch of the Fish-Skull™ range of weighted heads for streamer flies. Quick-and-simple to tie, this latest innovation in fly tying offers fly fishermen an exciting alternative to using old-style dumbbells or cones to weight their flies. The Fish-Skull’s unique design features, sizes and colors make it a very versatile […]

Tying the MK Stone by Aileen Ellis

Tying the MK Stone by Aileen Ellis

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.

Count Chocula Mouse by Michael Rowland

Count Chocula Mouse by Michael Rowland

Growing up in Michigan, I learned to love fishing at night with mice patterns. It wasn’t until I moved out west that I realized how versatile these flies can be. Now, I always carry a few just in case- or if I have too much to drink and need something to keep my attention during […]

Tying Grubs by Fred Hannie

Tying Grubs by Fred Hannie

Here is a simple yet realistic looking pattern that should be equally effective for trout as well as bluegills. With this pattern my attempt was to create a fly that would mimic in appearance the larval stage of any number of beetle species . Commonly called grubs , these beetles in their larval stage , […]

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

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 Irresistable Stimulator by Charlie Dickson

The Irresistable Stimulator by Charlie Dickson

The thermometer outside my window reads 13 degrees Fahrenheit as I write this. And winter has been harder than usual this year, wind, cold, ice and snow. It has all been heavier than the norm. More and more, I look upon weather like this and say to myself that it’s fly tying season in my […]

Wet Fly Heads by Mike Schmidt

Wet Fly Heads by Mike Schmidt

Through the years I’ve spent fly fishing and fly tying, I have seen a whole lot of flies. Having an art background I have found that I tend to look at all of them with a critical eye; noting each small hard fought victory at the vise as well as their imperfections. Over time I […]

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