After sitting in the shop all day while it was 70 degrees and talking to people that were heading out for most all of the day, I met up with Shaun and Hans on lower Rapid Creek in town after work on Sunday. After seeing them catch 3 fish just while I was walking up […]
BWO’s have finally arrived. After last spring’s spectacular dry fly fishing, we’ve all been twiddling our thumbs waiting for them to come off again this year. Well, they finally have. I’ve talked to several guys in the shop today that have done extremely well late this week fishing the Baetis hatch. Shaun and I got […]
I made the trek over to the Bighorn River in Ft. Smith, Montana late last week, and had an exceptional trip! The nymphing was good as always, with Pink hot bead Ray Charles, Green Weenies, and Split Back Baetis being my hottest flies. The real highlight of the trip, however, was the dry fly fishing. […]
In the Black Hills, some of our best dry fly fishing can be from late August to early October. Pale Morning Duns hatch reliably through most of September, and the Baetis hatch can be good all the way through October. Trout seem to have a sweet-tooth for these two varieties of mayflies, and fly anglers […]
The Blue Winged Olive is a classic dry fly for fishing just about any trout stream in the country. The traditionally hackled style of tying is a great choice for riffled and faster moving water. The upright hackle tip wings of the Blue Winged Olive take some practice, but look great on the finished fly. Tie the Blue Winged Olive...