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Fly Tying: Casual Dress(es)

Casual Dress Patterns by Anthony Naples

Not sure how I missed this piece of work by Anthony Naples. But, more important than the nice pattern options are a few sentences that summarize so well the fly tying experience:

“Well, as many of you can probably attest, fly tyers have trouble sticking to the recipe.  We feel the urge to add a little bit of this, a little dash of that – it’s part of the fun….The possible variations are endless.  Are they necessary?  Probably not.  The original will catch lots of fish for you.  But flytying is a  lot like the blues, and rock-and-roll.  It’s the same three chords, endlessly tinkered with.  And every once in a while a classic is born.  So get the fingers loosened, practice some scales, learn a couple of chords and create your own classic.”  Very nicely phrased!!!!


Fall Makes Us Beg for More Time…Yet Another Go Around

“Fishing in the Fall always brings out the melancholy side of me (okay it doesn’t take much to do that). I can’t help but to think, “Is this the last trip of the year?” We can’t know the span of our days or the number of casts that we have left. As I get older I look back more and more and think of things past. Fall just seems like a natural time to do this. Of course there is always the anticipation of a new year and a new season. The spawning colors on that brookie are a promise of that. Nature has saved some of her most beautiful displays for the autumn, the fish, the leaves, the clear blue skies and golden, slanting sunlight. The best wine is brought out late in the celebration.” Casting Around with Anthony Naples

Have you ever noticed the satisfying pictures of the smaller gems living in streams? We all love to see the bigger fish, but those little fish hiding and surviving in small streams are a blessing to behold. If you don’t get it now…you hopefully will some day.


The ‘Traitor Parachute’ by Anthony Naples (Pittsburgh, PA.)

For those with superior vision or those funny magnifying gizmo’s, Anthony Naples has a nice tutorial for a small parachute pattern for BWO’s or Midge. Check out his entire site. Anthony has been diagnosed as ‘fly fishing obsessive’ so we know he is in need of support for this incurable malady. 

Traitor Midge Parachute by Anthony Naples

Traitor Midge Parachute by Anthony Naples

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