When it comes to preparation for spring fly fishing, few things change. I pretty much fish the same flies as last year. I to reach for my favorite rod the lines and I am used to. But most importantly my flies are pretty much the same. Here are my favorite flies for spring fly fising […]
This Step-by-Step guide helps you tie a basic but very effective Baetis Nymph. The fly is really very basic and a known pattern that anyone should have in their fly box. The pattern can be adapted to any swimming nymph, which is pretty much all the BWOs. This is an imitation of the Baetis Rohdani – the […]
The Mayfly Profile Dun is a good choice when the olives (Baetis) are popping up from the river bed. This is a pattern that presents a clear body profile to hungry trout.
The Spent Spinner Black Widow is easy to spot on the river because of the puffy rabbit wings. The black body creates a nice contrast for the low light conditions, making it easy to spot for the trout as well.
This Step-by-Step guide helps you tie the Mohican Mayfly 2.0. The fly is based on Oliver Edwards’ great pattern. The pattern is modified and simplified using modern fly tying techniques. The fly is also dubbed differently than the original. In this example the fly is tied to imitate an Ephemera Danica.