How to Make the Perfect Hammock Ridgeline with 3 Simple Knots

How to Make the Perfect Hammock Ridgeline with 3 Simple Knots

When camping out, there’s nothing quite like sleeping in a hammock. You get to fall asleep under the stars while gently swaying to the relaxing sounds of nature. Being up off the ground means no creepy crawlers and when you wake up, your back isn’t sore from sleeping on rocks. Additionally, if you’re backpacking, hammock camping lowers your overall trail weight.

Really, nothing beats it—except maybe a biblical swarm of insects or the unexpected rainy night.

That’s why you need a solid hammock ridgeline. With it, you can put up a rain fly or tarp to block out the wind and rain and attach a bug net to prevent mosquitos from turning you into a midnight snack. Continue reading “How to Make the Perfect Hammock Ridgeline with 3 Simple Knots”

Fox’s Caddis Poopah – Fly Tying Video Instructions

Check out this killer pupa pattern tied by our friends at In The Riffle. It is a Caddis Poopah emerger that can be tied in two main colors – Brown and Olive. This pattern is best fished on a nymph rig setup with the Caddis Poopah as your lead fly. An emerger is a pupa that is changing in to the adult life stage of the fly. As it sheds its casing, the top of the emerger starts to show its body and wings. It rises up through the water column to the surface to complete its transformation to an adult caddis fly.

 

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