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    Sticky: LAKE SOMEWHERE - Whipfinish - Aug 11, 2014

    LAKE SOMEWHERE


    Turning right at the intersection my buddy quickly pointed to the curb on the right, "Right there! Jump up right there and park in the grass!" I obeyed, leaving my turn signal on...
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    Sticky: NEW POND - Panfish - Aug 11, 2014

    NEW POND


    I got permission earlier this year to fish a new pond; at least it was new to me. Unfortunately it has been way to wet to be able to get into it. Finally I heard that it had dried up...
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    Sticky: SALTWATER CHRONICLES #8 - EOTG - Aug 11, 2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES #8


    Now we will delve into the variety of Saltwater Gamefish found in the Sebastian area; this would include Sebastian Inlet, the Indian River and the St Sebastian River....
  4. Sticky: SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 5) - EOTG - Aug 11, 2014

    SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 5)


    As I mentioned at the very end of the previous chapter, the most important key to be successful at the Lower Slough Creek is to spot and observe...
  5. Sticky: THE CHERNOBYL ANT (reprint) - FOTW - Aug 11, 2014

    THE CHERNOBYL ANT (reprint)


    The Chernobyl Ant is one of those unique patterns which come along once every so often ,which, being designed for a particular species, demonstrates an ability to...
  6. Sticky: THERE'S REALLY NOTHING TO IT - Readers Cast (Dick Taylor) - Aug 11, 2014

    THERE'S REALLY NOTHING TO IT


    The opening of Virginia's trout season in April of 1978 was much on everyone's mind but especially our oldest son. He was really looking forward to trout fishing...
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    Sticky: THE TECHNOLOGICAL ANGLER - Neil - Aug 11, 2014

    THE TECHNOLOGICAL ANGLER


    In 1653 Izaak Walton published the first edition of his book, The Compleat Angler. This single edition, reprinted many times since that original edition and still...
  8. SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 4) - EOTG - Jul 28, 2014

    SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 4)


    I will never forget this whole event and experience. It's been deeply engraved on my brain. This might be why I decided to write this series, with...
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    CREEK CHUBS - Whipfinish - Jul 28, 2014

    CREEK CHUBS


    While I'm usually not often one that will speak for the whole, I feel pretty comfortable in saying that creek chubs, are for the most part, the scourge of trout fishermen. On the...
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    TOOK A KID OUT - Panfish - Jul 28, 2014

    TOOK A KID OUT


    I have tied flies with a 12 year old boy a few times this past winter; however I had not done it for a few months because the schedules never worked out. Yesterday I called him...
  11. FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER - Part 7 - EOTG - Jul 28, 2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER - Part 7


    A Look at the History, Patterns and Uses of the Pattern Style


    For me, looking into the history of the Glass Minnow has...
  12. GREEN LEAF HOPPER - FOTW (reprint) - Jul 28, 2014

    GREEN LEAF HOPPER


    A timely reprint from the third quarter of 1998:


    This is a terrestrial, tied for late summer. Leaf hoppers occur in a huge variety of size and colors. Available world...
  13. TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC LEADFOOT - Readers Cast (Jeff Williams) - Jul 28, 2014

    TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC LEADFOOT


    Sometimes something good results from something that, at first, seems bad, and this is a story about just such an incident.


    I was returning from a fly...
  14. SEARCHING (fiction) - Readers cast (Neil) - Jul 28, 2014

    SEARCHING (fiction)


    I trudged across the field toward the row of white crosses that marked the cemetery. Somewhere among that row of crosses was the earthly resting place of a man that I barely...
  15. FINDING THE WHY INSIDE THE HOW - Neil - Jul 28, 2014

    FINDING THE WHY INSIDE THE HOW


    I have always been more interested in the why rather than the how. Socrates is credited with stating: "The unexamined life is not worth living." While I'm not...
  16. SALTWATER CHRONICLES ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER - EOTG - Jul 14, 2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER - Part 6


    This column will be the final part of the bait minnows that have major importance to the saltwater fly angler. The minnows that...
  17. SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 3) - EOTG - Jul 14, 2014

    SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 3)


    Soda Butte Creek is one of major tributaries to Lamar River. Indeed its junction to the Lamar is as popular and crowded as "Junction Pool" on...
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    PRE-RAIN - Panfish - Jul 14, 2014

    PRE-RAIN


    It was a Tuesday and I watched the Weather Channel and saw that we had storms coming toward us. They were calling for heavy rain and then cooler temperatures for a few days after that....
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    GIFTS - Whipfinish - Jul 14,2014

    GIFTS


    This past Father's Day, I was treated to a number of gifts and thoughts that truly made the day a special one. From BBQ essentials and a wonderful family display, to a picnic breakfast in...
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    THE STATE OF THE SPORT - Neil - Jul 14, 2014

    THE STATE OF THE SPORT


    We get a number of fly fishing type magazines and periodicals and I peruse several online publications each month. One of the magazines that come in the mail is Angling...
  21. WILD TROUT STREAMS - Readers cast (Tim Bartholomew) - Jul 14, 2014

    WILD TROUT STREAMS


    I was invited by a friend to join him for a day on a private wild trout stream in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. He is a featured tier at the winter shows and a member...
  22. PARTRIDGE WITH WILD RICE - Whats cooking - Jul 14, 2014

    PARTRIDGE WITH WILD RICE


    A Great recipe for partridge that Tom Deschaine submitted before passing.
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    RUSTY SPINNER - FOTW - Jul 14, 2014

    RUSTY SPINNER


    The rusty spinner is one of my "go to flies" when I am fishing on one of my local spring creeks during the evening hours. It is a good imitation for the Pale Morning Dun spinner...
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    WHICH CAME FIRST - Neil - Jun 30, 2014

    WHICH CAME FIRST


    We have all been presented with the question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" I'm certain that I know but since I was not there my belief is only a theory. Much of...
  25. Thomas Joseph Deschaine ? January 10, 1947 ? May 31, 2014

    Thomas Joseph Deschaine ? January 10, 1947 ? May 31, 2014


    On May 31, 2014 FAOL lost a good friend and a frequent contributor; Tom Deschaine.


    Tom contributed many articles on fly tying,...
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