Friday Five: 4/20/2018

We have a little bit of everything for you this week: articles on social media, a dry fly pattern, and big streamer, and some tips thrown in there as well. Take a few minutes to sit back, relax, and enjoy the selection!

Oh, and these things are best paired with a good cup of coffee…

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Lots of Fish on the Screen (The New York Times)

This is a positive article on using Instagram for posting fishing photos and information. Lots of people are doing it, and others are using it as “fishing reports” for different areas of the country. There are a lot of pros and cons to social media of any type, but this is an article that falls on the “pro” side of things.

8 Tips to a Better Strip-Set (Deneki Outdoors)

These tips are helpful whether you’re fishing in freshwater or salt – a big one is “Don’t trout set!”

Shave and a Hair Bug: How to Fly Fish with Deer Hair Flies (Field & Stream)

Joe Cermele interviews Pat Cohen about how to fish traditional deer hair bugs. While these patterns take some time investment to tie, they fish differently than solid-bodied flies and it requires some slightly different techniques. Good stuff to be aware of, especially for when the water gets warmer in the summer.

Power Lifter (Frankenfly)

Paul Beel highlights a dry-fly pattern by Nick Thomas that looks like it would live up to it’s name! Nick says in the post that it can handle a 3-4mm tungsten beadhead in fast water. Might be worth tying a few up!

OKFlyCo Slonch Donkey (OK Fly Company)

Nick Williams (owner of Oklahoma Fly Company) shows how to tie his Slonch Donkey, which is a large streamer for predatory fish.

 

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