The early chalk stream English school called the hatch the "white curse". When Halford and G.S. Marryat hung out and fished the hallowed waters of the River Test, they often pulled up chairs by the Ghillie's Huts and told tales of fish lost, fish selective and uncatchable, but always with fine … [Read more...] about Trico-licity-The White Curse that’s a Dry Fly Blessing
Catskill fly fishing
(The Compara CDC-Iso Crack is a deadly pattern inspired by Caucci & Nastasi's "Hatches" book. Their Spectrumized Dubbing allows for the incorporation of all the tonal colors in the hue of the complex Isonychia color spectrum. As the CDC reflects the smokiness of the wings perfectly, yet many … [Read more...] about Iso Time!-Big Mayflies for Big Trout
It's mayfly season-right? So our hatch matching attention should be on those amazing, beautiful, and delicate mayflies we have waited all year for. But???...why are those bloody sedges, as the Brit's call them, making such a fuss? The caddis conundrum is a dilemma that has plagued hatch matchers for … [Read more...] about It’s Mayfly time-but why the caddis fuss?
The dry fly is to fly fishing what the ten commandments are to the bible. It is a religion , a lifestyle and obsession for those fly fishers that have embraced the deeper Zen and karma of our art and craft. Fly fishing; especially the dry fly pursuit, is not just another "action sport" like it is … [Read more...] about Why We Dry Fly-The DNA of Fly Fishing
It started! Those magnificent and perhaps most delicate and beautiful of all the mayflies have begun their evening dance. In the words of Ernest Schwiebert, whose artistic and analytical prose aligned and complimented so perfectly with the bold and adventurous Chicago born icon who visited the … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Sulphur Primer
There is noting finer, nothing more sporting ,or more serenely classic in fly fishing than the merry month of May and its sulfur mayflies hatching. To watch those amazing yellow sailboats float down a trout stream and watch a wild trout gulp them is a sight for the soul. And to see those yellow … [Read more...] about It’s that Magic Hatch Time-Sulfurs!