If you are a summertime trout stream fly fisher you will know the scenario about to be described all too well. You get to the stream armed with your favorite hopper or ant pattern. Or maybe a Sulphur/ BWO emerger on a big icy cold tailwater. And as you walk the banks you see little white clouds of … [Read more...] about Dances with Tricos-The White Curse Demystified
Letort Spring Run
( Cover image- A gorgeous brown that engulphed a Morrish hopper on a stunning Wyoming spring creek in the blistering heat for hopper mad Greg Senyo) Many trout anglers look at the dog days of summer with disdain. Gone are the big mayfly hatches of May and June when savage beastly browns, brooks … [Read more...] about Terrestrials-the Trout Manna from the Sky
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
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!