Things Worth Reading: 5/12/17

It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Grab your favorite morning beverage and enjoy the selections for this week.

Downstream: The Forgotten Mend (Gink & Gasoline, Devin Olsen)

We often talk about mending upstream when working with clients on nymphing and fishing dry flies. Lots of fly fishing technique books mention it as well. One thing that shouldn’t be forgotten is mending downstream and swinging flies, which Devin Olsen does a good job outlining in this article.

Sulphur Spinner (Frankenfly)

This Sulphur Spinner, tied by Don Ward, is a great pattern to tie up as the sulphurs start ramping up over the next few weeks here in central PA.

Troutbitten Fly Box: The Bread ‘n’ Butter Nymph (Troutbitten, Domenick Swentosky)

This is a simple, buggy-looking nymph pattern that is a great one to start with if you’re just learning how to tie flies on jig hooks. Domenick does a great job of outlining the steps for the pattern and explaining how he arrived at the materials used.

The 6th Man (Eastern Trophies Fly Fishing, William Heresniak)

Before you go doubting this pattern (which looks like a cross between Kraft’s Clawdad and Kraft’s Kreelex), I’ll say this: I ran into an angler from Virginia while guiding on Spring Creek last Friday (when the water was muddy and going into flood stage). He gave me one of these flies and said he had been doing well with it all morning fishing it right off the bank. Looking forward to tying a few of these up!

 

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