Just in time for the first spring hatches...
Early morning anglers should have a dozen of these in their fly boxes
A variation on the Western version
Plus, are guides allowed to yell?
I can't count the number of times I've hit a hatch of black midges on a stream, pond or lake. They seem to thrive everywhere and trout seem to thrive on them as well. They can range in size from 14 to tiny 22's. Years ago I tied both emergers with trailing shucks and the winged adults. Since then I've
This hopper hybrid is both durable and easy to tie
A simple, effective pattern for these tiny flies
Here's one pattern that will imitate a variety of mayfly species
The first time I happened on this hatch I tried to match it with some brown caddis patterns. It didn't work. A good number of trout came up to look at my fly, but decided it wasn't a little brown stonefly and wouldn't eat it. It took a few years of hatch chasing to finally come up with a pattern that