Congrats to Larry B. from Colorado! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 7, 2017 – November 13, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Redington Path Fly Fishing Rod
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The WD-40, a pattern originally created to work as a midge emerger is an excellent natural imitation of many small aquatic bugs. It is tied in various colors such as olive, brown and black. The WD-40 is an effective fly for fish feeding on Trico’s, BWO’s ( and other small mayflies) or most commonly midges. Fish it in a dry dropper system or as a point fly with a larger lead fly in a nymph rig.
When we talk about buggy flies what else comes to mind but the Hare’s ear. This is a personal favorite for me, it is a fly that I am constantly fishing and tying variations of. An extremely versatile fly that can imitate a wide range of aquatic life. I find most often that I fish it in a size 16 matching smaller stoneflies and some mayflies. Don’t be afraid to run the gamut with this pattern and have a wide size range available in your box.
For many, the lifelong love affair with fly fishing is ignited at an early age. Summer afternoons near the creek or on the banks of a lake provide the ideal classroom for lessons taught by elders who generously pass down knowledge from one generation to the next. Years later, we find ourselves thankful for the enduring memories and opportunities to bond and spend time in the outdoors. As time goes by, an added appreciation for these gestures develops as we become more aware of the patience and understanding required to teach such lessons.
Ultimately, fly fishing serves as more than a hobby, a sport, or an escape, but as a vessel to deliver excitement, valuable experiences, laughter, frustration, and fleeting moments with loved ones—some of whom have passed on, but not before bestowing their insight and passion for fly fishing on us. For adults with children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren, the opportunity to kindle the love of fly fishing in youth presents itself. While the sacrifice of spending time tying on flies, untangling line, and monitoring safety measures may be daunting, perhaps one day the student will become the teacher, eager to continue the tradition of the fly fishing legacy.
The Griffiths Gnat, one of the few dry fly patterns out there that you can have the utmost confidence in during the winter months. An imitation that will work as a midge cluster when tied in larger sizes or as an individual midge when tied in the smallest of sizes. This is a great pattern to throw by itself if you have rising fish to a midge hatch (using the high vis version helps greatly when trying to spot your fly), or in tandem following a larger dry fly in the warmer months.
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Congrats to Nathanael T from Wyoming! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Oct 17th – Oct 23rd, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new G Loomis StormCast Full-Zip Hoodie!
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Developed by Forest Dorsey, son of the famous fly tier, author and guide Pat Dorsey this is a go-to midge emerger for all tailwaters. I was recently fishing this pattern on clear creek outside of Idaho Springs in Colorado and it put some of the bigger fish in that river in my net. Fish it as a dropper below a Parachute Adams or in a tandem fly rig with weight or a heavy lead fly.