Friday Five: 10/27/2017

It’s hard to believe that we’re on the doorstep to the end of October – and it’s finally starting to consistently feel like fall! Now we just need a few solid days of steady rain to help get some stream levels up. For now though, enjoy this week’s Friday Five.

3 Classic Flies for New Tyers (Gink & Gasoline)

Bob Reece highlights three staple patterns for new fly tyers to learn: the Pheasant Tail, Elk Hair Caddis, and Woolly Bugger. As fun as it can be to experiment with patterns, it’s important to know the basic ones – those are the ground-level patterns to build on. Know your roots!

Partisan, Inc (Hatch Magazine)

This is a sobering piece on the reality of climate change and how we as sportsmen and women can be banding together, setting partisan politics aside, to help fight for our environment. Something needs to be done about it, and there are a number of companies and individuals who are doing something to help (Craig Mathews, Perk Perkins, Yvon Chouinard, Orvis, Patagonia, and many others). It’s worth the read.

One Great Nymphing Trick (Troutbitten)

Domenick Swentosky writes about the importance of knowing your drift when fishing nymphs. More specifically, how your line and/or indicators are affecting the drift of your nymph. Worth the read, whether or not nymphing is your go-to method!

A Year of Fishing in Buffalo Niagra: Rediscover Your Region #10 (Brookdog Fishing Company)

The latest in the “Rediscover Your Region” series highlights the home waters of Brookdog Fishing Company. This makes me want to get up there and check it out – I love places that you can fish for a variety of species year-round!

Choosing the Right Fly Tying Scissors (The Slide Inn, Kelly Galloup)

Kelly gets into the different types of scissors that are available today, highlighting some important things and helping you sort through the chaff of what you might not need to pay that much attention to.

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