In 2013, I became a big fan of fly-fisherman and writer Bob Wyatt. His book, What Trout Want: The Educated Trout and Other Myths first seduced me with great writing, then convinced me. . .
The Bivisible is one of those time-tested patterns that you’ll still find in many anglers’ boxes today. Although no one knows for certain who first wrapped these contrasting hackles on a . . .
Scuds, crustaceans known as Amphipods, are on a trout’s menu year-round—especially in many tailwaters, spring creeks, and stillwaters. Trout love them because scuds are usually plentiful, easy to catch, and they have high nutritional value. There are almost. . .
As I enjoyed a fishless evening on the Battenkill last night, I had the opportunity to watch a lot of March browns ovipositing. They don’t return to the water in huge numbers, like Hendricksons, . . .
Mike Mercer was the very first employee hire by The Fly Shop in 1978, and he’s been working there ever since. Along the way, he became known for tying innovative and imitative. . .
In this week’s podcast, we continue our series on fly tying with an interview with a man sometimes known as The King of Swing for his steelheading skills, but he also has been called Lord of. . .
On the podcast this week, I am all by myself. It’s a topic I’ve been asked to address before and didn’t require a special guest. It’s entitled “10 Things I Wish I had Known About Fly Tying When I Started,” and although fly-tying is a never-ending journey, I thought I would share some. . .