Archive for December 31st, 2008

31
Dec
08

BWO’s (Most Waters~Most Places) Rick Hafele, A Great Source

BWO Nymph

BWO Nymph

So what makes these small mayflies so important to the fly fisher? One reason is that they occur in nearly every type of flowing water habitat. Their worldwide distribution attests to their ability to adapt to many different conditions. They live in streams from sea level to over 10,000 feet high, from alkaline spring creeks to acidic mountain streams, and from hot desert streams to frigid arctic waters. For example, while studying a small desert stream in western Colorado I found Baetis tricaudatus to be one of the most abundant aquatic insects present. At the same time, during study in Alaska, I found Baetis bicaudatus a significant component of the invertebrate community. Water temperatures may be an important factor affecting the distribution of different species. Within the large range of habitats utilized by species of Baetis, the largest populations tend to occur where lush beds of aquatic plants grow in rich spring creeks, or in shallow, fast flowing gravelly riffles of freestone streams and rivers. And wherever Baetis species are abundant they provide a near constant and readily available food supply for many aquatic organisms, including trout.

http://www.laughingrivers.com/rick-baetis.html

31
Dec
08

Fly Tying with Peacock (Excellent Tutorial at Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing)

Whiskey Creek (http://wcflies.com/blog/) is an excellent blog site on how to tie. It has many outstanding examples. I enjoyed this p0st re peacock and to be honest, I have often purchased strung peacock and tied herls in by the butt only to be disappointed with the smothering of herl fibers. I often find the tips too fragile on the cheaper herl. Here, Whiskey Creek gives great advice on one of the most important fly tying materials. 

Whiskey Creek FF

Whiskey Creek FF

“Compare the herl coming from the eye and from a string. Notice how the eye herl has even fuzz on both sides of the stem. For the strung herl, one side is better than the other. For strung herl, its best to twist it into a rope, so that the best sides come forward. The eye herl is on top, strung on the bottom (but you could tell that already). ”

Mark this site for excellent info, especially re wet fly construction.

31
Dec
08

Fly Tying (Mayfly with CDC~ ‘la collerette en CDC’)

mayfly

http://www.jpdessaigne.com/Astuces/colleretteCDC/colerettecdc.htm

Good tutorial on creating a biot body and spinning/dubbing CDC for the wing material. If you need additional translation beyond the visuals, use Bablefish.

cdc-may-1 




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