Archive for June 1st, 2008


Roxy Rainbow (mayfly nymph/emerger for stillwaters~lakes)

As I have previously noted, I first fished the Roxy Rainbow on East Lake (Oregon). A Bend, Oregon guide named Russ Seaton provided the recommendation and the fly. It worked well that day, not just because of the fly but also because of his instructions on how to best present the fly in the pre-emergent/emergent phases. A similar fly is the Lightning Bug, a flashy nymph pattern depicting the nymph aglow with trapped gases. The Roxy Rainbow was designed by Tim Paxton according to Sunriver Flyshop owner Bob Gaviglio. Once again, the flash is important and the presentation. You will greatly increase your pleasure in fishing if you think about presentation and not just idly kick about trolling a fly and picking up the occassional fish. How to tie it is pretty evident from the photos. If a pattern seems baffling then write to me for instructions.  



Simple Buzzer (dark, fuzzy w/ refraction) + Scottish site

A very informative UK/Scot flyfishing site. Well put together and a great deal of detailed information. It is always apparent to me that UK sites, re tying, place emphasis on the traditional wet fly…classic names, which must produce given their longevity. Perhaps another reason to explore simple wets and “flymps”? And, as you know, the UK seems to have defined the buzzer, gnat, chironomid, midge patterns, which BC flyfishers borrow from and of which US flyfishers sometimes have a clue (like me) . Look how fuzzy that pheasant tail appears when wrapped around the shank and used for the wingcase.



Flytying (Good How To Site w/ LeRoy Hyatt~Video)   

This a pretty balanced site on how to tie a variety of patterns. I learned several cool tricks here. The tie off for the Parachute dry was very interesting. It is a down to earth production, but the apparent folksiness should not cause you to look past the lessons here. The first season appears to be missing from the archives so only 2-4 seasons are represented.  

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