Devin Olsen's Biot-Backed-Stone
Patterns

Devin Olsen’s Biot Backed Stonefly

We’d like to wish Fly Fishing Team USA the best of luck as they arrive in Bosnia for the start of a week of practice before the World Fly Fishing Championships kick off next week! Here’s a great stonefly pattern that team member Devin Olsen showed us during one of our Saturday Signature Series tying […]

Claire Blue Bow Header
Destinations, Patterns

The Silverthorne Shrimp

On my various adventures I am always driving through Silverthorne and looking upon the hoards of people fishing below Dillon Reservoir on the Blue River; a majestic stretch of river surrounded by outlet malls, angry osprey, and interstate highways. But it also has large rainbows that you can see smiling at you. I came across […]

Polish-Woven-Nymphs
Patterns

Vladi’s Woven Polish Nymphs

As we start to get closer to run-off, this is a great pattern to add to the bottom of your euro rig to get down quick, so we pulled it out of our newsletter archive to share! Vladi is a Polish fishermen who has helped the US Team become proficient in Polish Nymphing (where the […]

Rich Strolis Ice Pick Fly
Patterns

The Ice Pick Fly

Rich Strolis’s Ice Pick fly is still one of my favorite streamers that I seem to always come back to. Rich developed the Ice Pick streamer with the famous New Zealand Zonker in mind. This fly can be assembled as a standard, single hook streamer, an articulated single hook version (using Flyman’s articulated shank) and […]

Tying with CDC Header
Materials

How to Tie Flies With CDC

By Hans Weilenmann Source: Fly Fisherman Magazine From midges to bonefish flies, cul de canard (CDC) is equally at home in drys, wets, nymphs, and saltwater patterns. The description “Cul de Canard” was reputedly coined in the late 1950s by French tier Henry Bresson for one of his patterns. The description has contributed to some […]

Lagaratun Thread
Materials

Choosing the Right Thread

Throwback Thursday! It’s that time of year where you’ve depleted your box during the prime time right before run-off started and now run-off is winding down and hatches are going off like crazy. Time for a quick refill. This article originally appeared in our February 2005 newsletter, but much of the information still holds true […]