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The Mother of all Stoneflies

by Charlie Craven 0

For everything from Skwalas to Salmonflies Designing a fly pattern rarely starts at the tying bench. For me, it most… more »

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The Mop Fly

by Jonathan Wright 0

Every once in a while, there comes along a development that galvanizes the fly fishing community. Seventy-five years ago, monofilament leaders… more »

Hot Fly Patterns

Hot Fly Patterns

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

The flies all trout fishers should carry imitae broad insect groups like caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies, minnows, leeches, worms, and crustaceans…. more »

Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard: Lessons from a Simple Fly

by Yvon Chouinard 0

Outdoor pursuits and crafts that I’ve been involved in—from mountaineering and whitewater kayaking to spear fishing and tool making— the… more »

Morrish’s May Day

Morrish’s May Day

by Charlie Craven 0

A new fold on Quigley’s Hackle Stacker technique There are an awful lot of good fly tiers on the planet… more »


Ditch Damsel

by Charlie Craven 0

This sexy, slender creation rides hook point up and wiggles when wet Jay Zimmerman’s Ditch Damsel is one of the… more »


Best Bighorn Fly

by Gordon Rose 0

A Bighorn guide’s secret weapon Through my decades of guiding Montana’s BigHorn River, I witnessed the irreversible trend of fly… more »

The author took this Trinity River hen steelhead on an orange Psycho Prince, but purple may be the most popular color among steelheaders. Photo Mike Mercer

Psycho Prince

by Mike Mercer 5

Getting crazy with an all-time classic     If I had to choose one fly to use for trout anywhere… more »

Photo Doug McKnight

The Home Invader

by Doug Mcknight 12

Big fish eat streamers for mostly two reasons: hunger or territoriality, and many times both. In the past, I’ve read… more »

BULKhead Deceiver

The BULKhead Deceiver

by Jonny King 4

  The BULKhead Deceiver—recently named and unveiled to fly tiers—is yet another one of those brilliantly simple ideas that has… more »

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