Friday Five: 7/27/18

What a week it’s been. The typical “low and clear” waters of this time of year are flooded and muddy all around, and it’s not worth the risk to get out there and try to fish. In the meantime, grab your coffee and enjoy the selection that we have for you this week.

Better Techniques for Tying Flies with Foam (Gink & Gasoline)

Bob Reece gives some helpful tying tips when using foam for hoppers, crickets, beetles, and other dry flies.

Even When It Rains (Troutbitten)

Domenick Swentosky writes about getting out on the water this week despite all of the rain we’ve had. There comes a point, as he says, where high water techniques go out the window and “Mud is mud.”

The Thread Frenchie (Fly Fish Food)

This takes the chassis of the Frenchie and makes it more durable, using a thread body coated with UV resin. Tie a few up!

How to Fish Streamers in Shallow Water (Orvis Fly Fishing)

Check out this video from Orvis Fly Fishing on how to best fish streamers in shallow water. Typically these are the conditions we have around here over the summer, but we won’t be seeing those for a bit longer after the flooding we’ve had this week.

Streamer Tips: Catch More Fish Wade Fishing (Gunnar Brammer)

Gunnar Brammer gives a few tips on wade fishing for smallmouth and features two newer fly patterns of his.

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