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 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
The pinnacle of the trout/salmon/steelhead fly fishing experience has always revolved around the stream and river experience. But it is rather ironic that we focus and chase the migratory salmonids in areas like rivers and streams where they actually are not at their most aggressive and predatory … [Read more...] about Surfing Up Salmonids-Fresh Spring Chrome on the Hunt
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!
In this new spring issue of Hallowed Waters Journal, we dive deep into every facet of fishing the tiny little jewels we call trout creeks/brooks, in our piece " Bushwhacking the Tiny Jewels". Most of our addiction and love for trout on the fly came form the joys of small trout streams and many have … [Read more...] about The Charms of Small Trout Streams