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  1. Sticky: PRESENTATION OR FLY PATTERN? (2014) - EOTG - Oct 20, 2014

    PRESENTATION OR FLY PATTERN? (2014)


    This fall's Baetis hatch at DePuy Spring Creek (www.depuyspringcreek.com) was indeed a "classroom of fly-fishing", filled with too many valuable lessons. I...
  2. Sticky: FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER (part 13) - EOTG - Oct 20, 2014

    FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER (part 13)


    There is no doubt that Florida offers some of the greatest saltwater fly fishing found anywhere in the world. The saltwater fishing can be so overwhelming...
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    Sticky: NEW FISH BASKET - Panfish - Oct 20, 2014

    NEW FISH BASKET


    My old fish basket was falling apart, and when I checked and I discovered that my current model is no longer made. So, I started hunting for a new fish basket. I did not want a...
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    Sticky: CATCHING DAY - Panfish - Oct 20, 2014

    CATCHING DAY


    It had not rained for two days but it was still too wet to drive into many places. A few folks were trying to harvest, but were getting stuck as the ground was too soft.


    I...
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    Sticky: SMALL BOX FISHING - Whipfnish - Oct 20, 2014

    SMALL BOX FISHING


    Driving past the lake I could see the parking area near the water about half full with visiting day-trippers. Inner-tubes bobbed with folks cooling off, and little ones were...
  6. Sticky: MARABOU SPAWN SAC (reprint) - FOTW - Oct 20, 2014

    MARABOU SPAWN SAC (reprint)


    The nymph is no different than any other type fly - presentation is still more important than pattern choice. The nymph, for optimum effect, has to drift at the eye...
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    Sticky: FOR THE LOVE OF GRASS - Neil - Oct 20, 2014

    FOR THE LOVE OF GRASS


    Yes I love grass, but not the kind that you cut with a lawn mower or smoke so that one can take a trip without leaving the farm. The grass that I have had a love affair...
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    Saltwater Chronicles #12 - EOTG - Oct 06,2014

    Saltwater Chronicles #12


    Redfish [Sciaenops ocellatus] are a member of the Drum family and are close cousins to black drum and Atlantic croakers. They are found all along the coastal waters of...
  9. WHAT FUTURE FOR MONTANA SPRING CREEKS? - Neil - Oct 06,2014

    WHAT FUTURE FOR MONTANA SPRING CREEKS?


    I recently came across an article that I wrote and was published in Trout, the official publication of Trout Unlimited, the Winter Issue, 1978. It is...
  10. SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY - EOTG - Oct 06,2014

    SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY


    It was probably the most surreal experience in my life, fishing and any other things included. Several years ago I lived in eastern part of Washington...
  11. FLIPPING THE SWITCH - Whipfinish - Oct 06, 2014

    FLIPPING THE SWITCH


    Standing waist deep in water, which included 12 inches of pond mud, I looked out over the expanse of lily pads before me. This particular end of the pond was the shallow end...
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    WARM AFTERNOON - Panfish - Oct 06, 2014

    WARM AFTERNOON


    I had been working in the garden trying to catch up to all the weeds that grew while I could not be in the garden. Then we kept getting rain that made it a mess. Also I had a...
  13. PARACHUTE MIDGE CLUSTER (reprint) - FOTW - Oct 06, 2014

    PARACHUTE MIDGE CLUSTER (reprint)


    The Parachute Midge Cluster is a pattern with a long heritage. In fact, Jim prefers to think of it more as an early evolutionary step and is waiting to see...
  14. VENISON MEATBALLS - What's cooking - Oct 06, 2014

    VENISON MEATBALLS


    One of Tom Deschaines recipes. Who says eating has to be dull or tasteless?
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    I can't wait to get my copy. Looking forward to...

    I can't wait to get my copy. Looking forward to reading something non technical (not - computer crap).

    This makes three people I know that are published. One in fishing, one writes fantasy...
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    4-8-12 - Panfish - Sep 22, 2014

    4-8-12


    We had just got back home from going to help a nephew deal with his wife's death; expected from cancer, but still no fun. It had poured buckets while we were gone. The wind blew about 30...
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    THE VEILED PUPA - FOTW - Sep 22, 2014

    THE VEILED PUPA


    The fly has worked extremely well and has landed more fish for me than any other single fly I have used.


    The fly is tied on a light, dry fly hook. It is fished primarily...
  18. FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER (part 11) - EOTG - Sep 22, 2014

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES FLY FISHING ADVENTURES IN SALTWATER (part 11)


    Common Snook [Centropomus undecimalis], this specie is native to the coastal waters of Florida (and many other places) they...
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    BRIGADOON CREEK - Book Review - Sep 22, 2014

    BRIGADOON CREEK


    FAOL Member Len Harris from Wisconsin has a book out. I hope that other members get a chance to support one of our own. I know I just finished ordering my copy from Amazon....
  20. SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 8) - EOTG - Sep 22, 2014

    SPECIAL FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY (part 8)


    It is true that midges will hatch during winter months (let's define winter months as from December to February for this chapter) and trout will...
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    THE MATCH - Whipfinish - Sep 22, 2014

    THE MATCH


    Standing on the loose gravel bottom and knee deep in water I watched stoically as another fish flashed. From my vantage point it looked to be a 16-18 inch brown, and appeared to be...
  22. FLEX TIP APPLICATOR - Fly Tying Tips - Sep 22, 2014

    FLEX TIP APPLICATOR


    Tired of the mess and lack of accuracy when using superglue?


    Check out this tip by Rick Z.
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    THE LAST HATCH - Neil - Sep 22, 2014

    THE LAST HATCH


    It had been a hard year in trout country. The winter snows had been thin and the spring runoff never really developed. By early summer the streams were low and warm, and the...
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    Yup they are flash Sorry to all you apple...

    Yup they are flash
    Sorry to all you apple product users.
    Apple fans no likey flash.
    I may replace it later with a pure html5 / javascript version.
    But this was a very low impact and easy to...
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    FUN Time = wasted time. But OH SO MUCH FUN.

    I put a new menu item up on the Home page.
    Fun Time...

    For now it's just jigsaw puzzles on the images that have adorned our home page in the last few years.
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