Low flows, 44 degree water, 25 mph wind gusts, snow on the edges here and there but open the entire length, fish mostly in the deeper channels. Red or black midges with silver wire (size 16 to 18) with a bright blue bead head producing fish.
Last night while I tying some flies with hot spots, I recalled a presentation we did in March of 2011 in our Monthly News Magazine. For those who missed it I’ve reprinted it below. Hot Spots History ~ Theory ~ Application ….. Loren WilliamsMost often folks think to the Czech nymphs of late when hot […]
Last night I got on some sort of tying bender. I just picked up a fresh pack of Dohiku Streamer Hooks in preparation for ice out on the big reservoirs and a all lake Team USA Qualifier down in New Mexico. What set this bender in motion? Perhaps it was the ever growing list of, […]
I recently had the opportunity to go out to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington to do some winter steelheading. After talking with my friend Chris who chases these fish religiously out there, he said it would be worth packing an extra rain jacket or two. He said that weather looked like a two jacket day […]
We had a lot of folks asking about this fly developed by Bruce Mardick. Here’s is a picture of my version which is pretty close to the one that Bruce tied on March 10, 2012. This is a very heavy fly tied on a size 6 TMC 5263 (3XL heavy shank streamer hook). It has […]
Paul Prentiss Fishing for Taimen in the Dahar Valley of Northern Mongolia I thought we would do a session on new materials, tools and special techniques to improve your fly tying. I started bending feathers chicken feathers (the stuff you pick up off the floor orf a hen house) when I was 12 years old […]