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Fat Fred Fly

Flat Fred Fly

by Charlie Craven 0

Californian Charlie Bisharat seems to have cornered the market on unusual fly patterns. His near mythical pattern the Pole Dancer… more »

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Angler Profile: Mark Engler

by Fly Fisherman 0

Mark Engler has spent decades guiding fishing trips in Colorado and New Mexico and has become a legend for it:… more »

Mark Engler on Vallecito Reservoir, Colorado

Mark Engler: The Man Who Created the WD-40

by Ross Purnell, Editor 3

On his own time, Mark Engler is a pike hunter, but he’s best known as one of the top guides at… more »


El Camino: Fly Tying Pattern By Andrew Grillos

by Charlie Craven 0

I have to admit I’ve never been fond of the term “guide flies.” Maybe it’s just in my head, but… more »


Jig Hooks for Bead Heads

by Charlie Craven 0

“Lead the bull by the nose” with the Iron Lotus nymph Some new techniques and materials come onto the fly-tying… more »


Game Changer

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

For decades, fly fishers have tried to create fly patterns that swim and move in the water like a real… more »


The Kinky Muddler

by Jonny King 7

The Muddler Minnow is one of those archetypal fly patterns that reinvents itself each generation. While it began life as… more »


Green Drake: Granddaddy of the Drakes

by René Harrop 3

This is how the 1956 edition of Funk & Wagnall’s new standard dictionary explains the connection of the term “Drake”… more »


McFly Crab Fly Tying Pattern

by Charlie Craven 0

I’ve said before that the saltwater fly-tying arena could use a shot in the creative arm. Too often, saltwater fly… more »


Fly Tying the Swimming Isonychia Nymph

by Henry Ramsay 1

Lenny and I put our rods together and began working our way upstream through a mixture of pockets and riffle… more »

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