fly-recipes

Fly Recipe: Bunny Dun Baetis by Bryan Hostetler

 
If a dry fly has it all, what does it have? 
If a dry fly does not have it all, what does it not have?
What does make an effective small dry fly?
Shape, Size and Color has been the standard, but what about me, the guy on the other end of the line? 

    It’s cold, guides […]

By |December 10th, 2014|fly-recipes|Comments Off on Fly Recipe: Bunny Dun Baetis by Bryan Hostetler

Fly Recipe: MKCaddis Pupa (Modified)

One of my favorite flies to toss on the water is the Elk Hair Caddis, and trout love them just as much.  However, if you want to increase your chances of hooking a nice trout, add a caddis pupa as a dropper.  During a caddis hatch, trout will key in on the caddis pupa stage. […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|fly-recipes|Comments Off on Fly Recipe: MKCaddis Pupa (Modified)

Rainbow Nymph

Some time ago, when I shared posted a photo of the Rainbow Nymph on my Facebook page somebody asked, “What bug does that match?” The answer, of course, was none.

While it’s true that matching the hatch or matching underwater insects is an important factor when we fly fish, there may be days when there may not be […]

By |August 24th, 2014|fly-recipes|Comments Off on Rainbow Nymph

Chubby Cousin on the Swing

The Chubby Cousin, an attractor nymph, was originally tied by Hogan Brown for the Yuba River in California. This pattern, typically swung or fished like a traditional wet fly, has a great deal of movement and action in the water. It is a favorite of many an angler for trout, steelhead, salmon and more. Though […]

By |August 24th, 2014|fly-recipes|Comments Off on Chubby Cousin on the Swing