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?
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
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