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 […]

SB-amp-Tarpon-300x3001
Patterns

Straw Boss Questions

We’ve had a couple of questions about the Straw Boss pattern featured in the July Newsletter and how well it works for small tarpon.  Here’s a picture taken yesterday by Joe Mahler….”Caught 4 and lost 3 over 5 # on my 3 wt bluegill rod.”