Type: Posts; User: Silver Creek
Almost everyone gets a PBS channel on their TV. I did not know they had a fly fishing program. Search for "The New Fly Fisher" to record the series on your DVR.
I would nominate parachute patterns. They are the first "suspender" patterns. The hackle is above the body and that "suspends" the fly body in the film.
I've fished the Madison for over 20 years and have NEVER used a 6 weight. My go-to fly rod is a 10 ft 5wt GLX. If you are going to use large streamers, then take a 6/7 weight but for nymphing and for...
I recommend "Fishing the Film" by Gary Borger
Here is a list of chapters:
Here is thread about the book on another forum:
It is viscose rayon raffia better known as synthetic raffia ribbon. Google it.
Here's a vintage Thompson model A for $20
Thompson went out of business about 10 years ago. I don't know if the current Thompson vises are of the same quality or even the same materials. Someone has revived the brand.
I use this Saber hopper/terrestrial hook. Get 100 for the price of 25 Orvis hooks. They are not 2X H but it is plenty strong enough.
Posted by "John" on another BB. I think the group here would enjoy this also. Video of just hatched chicks at Whiting Farms.
When faced with a perplexing situation, a sampling net can give you the solution.
An easy and cheap sampling net is a 5 gallon paint strainer. Put the strainer over your landing net and you can...
Here are two other points in the discussion of "triggers."
A trigger that has not been mentioned under behavior is the "acoustic footprint/signature" of the fly. Sight is not the only sense that...
Trigger is used in the context of selective feeding. I should have made that more clear.
When trout are sampling the drift, they try all sorts of things as the poster that referred to cigarette...
Part 2 of "How Trout Become Selective Feeders".
When discussing selectivity, or selective feeding, we must realize that we are discussing a biologic system. In any biologic system there is...
A member of this forum asked me to repost here, a post I made on another forum about how trout become selective feeders. The questions you are asking, for the most part are answered in the...
If you re asking about the Dorber Ultrawave rod, see the review for this rod in Fly Fisherman Magazine (Feb/Mar 2011) page 20.
There was an article by Tracy Peterson in the Spring 2006 Flyfishing & Tying Journal on these. Google Bat Wing Emerger.
Aquatic insects washed downstream by flooding falls into the category of CATASTROPHIC DRIFT. The opposite of flooding is drought and it can also cause catastrophic drift, as can pollution....
I think the original Klinkhammer will out fish the foam version. I have two reason why I think this is so.
First is the absence of the peacock herl thorax. Hans van Klinken states: