A Few Streamer Patterns

This time of year the surface action slows and most of us turn to nymphs and streamers. Here are three streamer patterns that I’ve tied and fished successfully over the past year. All will work in both cold and warm water. The Guinness Trout – I’m a big fan of Ralph Long of Ralph’s Fly […]

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Did I Catch One Fish or Two? A Sad and Tangled Tail

Took advantage of one of the last mild days in December and hit the Housatonic River for an afternoon. Had the water to myself. The solitude was welcome. I soaked in the beautiful day, which felt more like October than December. The train was one of the few interruptions. My olive and tinsel streamer connected […]

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One of the Last for 2014

A winter trip to the Farmington River that yielded a nice brown on a dry fly.

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Cold As Ice

We’re now coming to the time of the year when ice becomes a serious consideration, impacting when, where and how we fish. Yesterday was the first time this year that I’ve had to deal with it. There have been a few recent leaf catching encounters, but on this trip to a local small stream my […]

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Around The Corner

With daytime highs of 30 – 50 degrees, the drifts left by Nemo are slowly melting. But winter is not yet memory. A foot of hard pack covers the ground, and a wet blanket of light snow came in yesterday morning. It melted by noon, staying just long enough to remind us this ain’t over. The […]

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Southern Culture On The Fly #2

The first release of online fly mag SCOF for 2012 is now available. This issue features stories on fishing in Arkansas for browns, winter on the Davidson, chasing redfish in Charleston, and my favorite, winter fishing in the Florida Keys. There are also tutorials on fly tying and a gear review, along with a fly shop […]

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