It’s midafternoon instead of morning, but it’s never too late for another cup of coffee for the Friday Five. Have one, and enjoy!
The Leader Man (Gink & Gasoline)
This article contains three videos where Captain Bruce Chard talks about his leader designs and formulas for bonefish, permit, and tarpon, respectively. It’s always interesting to hear about the types of leaders that people use for targeting different species.
9 Easily Avoidable Mistakes Beginning Fly Anglers Make (Outdoor Life)
Sage Marshall provides from tips for people just getting into fly fishing, ranging from tips to tackle to fly selection. It’s a helpful, quick guide. In this same vein, if you’re coming from the “gear” world of fishing , check out From Lure to Fly by Dave Karczynski for some thorough tips!
Podcast: Advanced Nymphing Techniques with George Daniel (Orvis Fly Fishing)
George Daniel’s newest nymphing book just came out, and he’s interviewed on some techniques and tactics in the latest Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.
Egan’s Corn-Fed Caddis (Fly Fish Food)
This is one of those dry flies that you will have a hard time sinking – and it’s a good-looking pattern to boot!
Carp Crack (TaleTellers Fly Fishing)
Ethan Martin shows us how to tie the Carp Crack. This is a buggy-looking and effective carp fly pattern, and would work for other species as well (he specifically mentions smallmouth and trout in the video).