Friday Five: 6/8/2018

Last week was heavy on the video end of things, this time we’ve compiled more articles for you (along with a video to top things off). The topics this week focus on techniques and fly tying – now grab your cup of coffee or other favorite morning beverage and enjoy!

Creating a Modular European Nymphing Leader (Gink & Gasoline)

Devin Olsen writes this article on versatile European nymphing leaders that fit many conditions. If you’re into tying your own leaders, it’s worth giving these formulas a try.

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #43 – Two Ways to Recover Slack (Troutbitten)

Domenick Swentosky gives two tips on how to recover slack line after a cast, which apply to any type of fly fishing style. Slack is one of the things that can cause missed hook sets, and we always teach clients to take as much slack in as possible after a cast, using these tips as well.

Fly Tying Step by Steps – Roundup (Deneki Outdoors)

The folks at Deneki Outdoors have put together a list of all of the fly tying tutorials that they’ve posted. This is worth checking out, because it covers the gamut from salmon to bonefish and more. Have fun at the vice!

15 Tips for Effective Fishing from a Moving Boat (Gink & Gasoline)

If you’re new to fishing from a drift boat (or any moving watercraft), this is a helpful article. Even if you’ve been on a driftboat before, these are some good reminders.

Bird’s Nest Sulphur Emerger (Orvis Fly Fishing)

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a modification of the Bird’s Nest fly to imitate an emerging sulphur mayfly. Adjust the size and colors and this will imitate a wide variety of mayflies too.





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