There are so many different first trips of the year and I love them all! There’s the first trip out in early spring. The water is cold, the fish are slow, and all of my gear is a little disorganized. But I’m playing in the mountains, so it’s fantastic. Then there’s the first trip with friends. I don’t always like to mix those two trips. On the first trip of the season, I spend more time in the back of my Jeep, or sitting on the bank than I should. I don’t remember where all of my stuff is. Continue reading “My Son’s First Fish On A Fly He Tied”
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Ever seen a purple bug? Me neither. Doesn’t matter though as purple catches fish! The main theory behind this is that purple is the last color in the light spectrum that can be seen in low light. This means when you have two flies submerged in a deep hole one natural brown and the other purple, the purple will be much more visible to the fish. With a smooth biot body and a CDC puff for the wing buds I love the way this fly looks. During the right day and time the fish will be all over it as well.
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Named for the creator of the style the Klinkhammer fly this style of tying can be deadly on the water. Hans Van Klinken developed this fly to give another way to wrap hackle around a parachute post while allowing the abdomen of the pattern to become submerged. Just like a real emerging insect that is trying to break the surface film during its break free from the water into flight. This midge variation is a great pattern during the early emergence of a midge hatch when the majority of the bugs are pushing through to the surface.
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