Archive for the 'Fly Fishing' Category



26
Feb
19

Dusting off the vise…

Spring is near. The Winter doldrums worse than usual. Tying some flies might rekindle the anticipation.

29
Jan
19

Fly Pattern: impressionistic…

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On of my favorite flies to tie/fish. Tied on a curved shank or straight shank it is a busy, buggy fly. The hackle is starling, tail deer hair, abdomen/thorax hare’s ear with copper rib. A size 14 hook here.

‘Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.’ Harry Middleton

27
Jan
19

CDC bead head pattern…

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This pattern is tied on a straight shanked hook, size 12 here. The trailing material is mylar tinsel for movement and flash in the upper strata. The body is a wound dubbing brush, but of course you could dub a similar body, in olive. The wing is a couple of stacked CDC feathers.  This pattern has done very well on rivers and lakes as a diving/emerging caddis imitation. This would be an equally good pattern without the bead and fished below the surface or in the film.

 

05
Dec
18

Fly Casting Champion (Maxine McCormick)

Women’s World Champion from Portland, Oregon. She practices at Westmoreland Pond in SE Portland and attends Cleveland HS….she’s 15 y/o! Maxine McCormick congratulations! The championships were held in England. She won two years ago in Estonia. The 2020 event will be held in Sweden.

https://www.koin.com/sports/15-year-old-is-best-female-fly-caster-in-the-world/1635320823

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24
Nov
18

Hairwing Patterns…

Elk Hair Caddis & Hair Wing Dun

23
Nov
18

Little Black Nymph…

Not too small, a size 14 here, trout pattern when basic black works subsurface. If you aren’t chasing Salmon or Winter Steelhead then it’s time to tie.

18
Nov
18

Bead Head Pupa Pattern…

A very few of you might recall that SwittersB & Exploring was, at first, SwittersB & FlyFishing…so for old time’s sake…a fly tying post displaying a pupa pattern with bed head….I use tie this to represent/suggest a caddis pupa, subsurface.




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