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  1. Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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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    Sticky: 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...
  4. Sticky: 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...
  5. Sticky: 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...
  6. Sticky: 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...
  7. Sticky: 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...
  8. Sticky: 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  18. 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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    LISTEN UP (reprint) - Neil - Jun 30,2014

    LISTEN UP (reprint)


    I would presume that all of the readers of this column are planning to do some fishing in the coming months. Many of you have probably already spent more than a few hours...
  20. SALTWATER CHRONICLES (Part 5) - EOTG - Jun 30,2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER ? Part 5


    If you fish the saltwater then you are very familiar with what bait minnows are in season and where they should be found....
  21. LOST AND FOUND - Readers cast (Tim Bartholomew) - Jun 30, 2014

    LOST AND FOUND


    I have always been generous about giving people flies that I tie. I was fortunate enough to have had other generous fishermen do the same for me as I was learning my craft so it...
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    FOTW - Thanks to Tom Deschaine

    FOTW - Some of the many contributions of Tom Deschaine.


    Tom was a retired biology instructor who hailed from Westland, Michigan. He had over 30 years experience on the water and at the bench....
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    BUT FOR MEMORIES - Whip finish - Jun 30, 2014

    BUT FOR MEMORIES


    The Briar Creek that I grew up near was the epitome of a perfect wild brook trout stream. A fact that was not contemplated during my youth yet became painfully obvious when I...
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    NEW PATTERNS DAY - Panfish - Jun 30, 2014

    NEW PATTERNS DAY


    This is the only day in about 13 days that I can be on a pond; an experience not to be missed. So the 1 weight and a boo rod get into the truck. I had a fly box that had some...
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    SALTWATER CHRONICLES (part 4) - Jun 16, 2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES (part 4)


    In part two of Baits we will be discussing Crabs, Worms, Eels and Sand Fleas all of these are essential saltwater baits that the fly tyer/angler must understand...
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