If you view fly tying as a classic, traditional art form, using fur, feathers, and other natural materials to craft imitations of insects and baitfish, then this pattern may not be for you. The Squirminator will. . .
It was one of the driest Septembers on record in Vermont, and the Battenkill has been running very low—down around 150 cfs, which can stress the bigger fish. But recently, nighttime air temperatures have started dipping into the 40s, and the leaves on the. . .
The Devil Bug (known by more devout folk as the “Doodle Bug”) was originally designed by Orley C. Tuttle in the second decade of the 1900s as a beetle imitation, with which he caught smallmouth bass on. . .
The October caddis is one of the last great hatches of fall across much of the country. And after tossing size 22 Blue-Winged Olives, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, and such, it’s always great to tie on a. . .
Some of the best dry-fly action of late summer and fall features trout feeding on Isonychia adults. As Tim Flagler notes in this video, fish seems to eat these mayflies even when there are very few on. . .
Although the Clouser Minnow (originally called the Clouser Deep Minnow) is famous for being one of the more prolific saltwater flies of all time, it was first tied by Pennsylvanian Bob Clouser to catch smallmouth bass on the. . .