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
Brown trout (Salmo trutta) are the closest thing in the true fish world that resemble dog behavior other than their cousins Salmo salar and besides mammalian dolphins and orcas. Their intelligence (be carful author!-trout do not poses intelligence but have instinctual behavior) has always baffled … [Read more...] about Anthropomorphisms to Brown Trout?-Drug Junkie Butter!
(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
The late night Hex banter may go like this: "It's on!...it's off! "We need more heat and humidity"... " This damn cold front is screwing the bugs up"...and always the should've been here talk: "had a ton of bugs in the air last night, it got cold too quick tonight", …and as always the "too many … [Read more...] about The Vexing Hex Hatch
It's been another year and episode of climate change 301. Rivers heating up way too early, droughts, crazy disappearance of hatches and of course the plague of cicadas and gypsy moths- apocalyptical eh? Everyone and every predating aquatic beast wants a piece of this big mayfly bug action. Fly … [Read more...] about What Happened to the Gray Drakes?-The Majesty and Travesty in One Year
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?