January is coming to an end, one more month of winter is done, and we’re coming onto the shortest month of the year. To help you ease into the final days of January, here are three articles and two videos for this week’s Friday Five.
(Only after compiling this week’s content did I realized that the three articles are all about nymphing and the two videos have to do with streamers.)
Choosing Flies for Tandem Nymph Rigs (Gink & Gasoline)
How do you pick your flies for tandem rigs? Kent Klewein gives some good tips on how to choose flies appropriately for your nymphing rig.
How to Blind-Strike Your Way to More Trout (Orvis Fly Fishing)
George Daniel writes about blind-striking when nymphing, which is a tactic he learned from Joe Humphreys. What’s blind-striking? Setting the hook even when you didn’t see anything that looked like a strike. It works.
Ask an Expert: For Euro Nymphing or the Mono Rig, what leader do you like for the butt section? (Troutbitten)
Admittedly, this is a long post and gets a bit technical. But it gives some good perspective and tips on different mono materials to use for long leaders. Lots of pros were consulted, including George Daniel, Lance Egan, Devin Olsen, Dave Rothrock, Lance Wilt, and others.
Streamer Chronicles: Season 2, Episode 4 – Andreas Andersson (Fly Fishing the Ozarks)
Coming all the way from Sweden, Andreas Andersson is the newest featured angler/tier in the Streamer Chronicles.
Tying the Laser Legal (The Slide Inn)
This is another detailed video of Kelly tying the Laser Legal, which is a variation on the Barely Legal. Both of those patterns are proven patterns on the Madison and elsewhere!