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The Science of Fly Line Building
Box after box of fly line lies on the shelf. But are they really different? Taper diagrams show where the line weight is concentrated. A quality fly line is much more than taper, though. You should choose a fly line for both the type and location of your fishing. Select a sinking fly line to Read more about The Science of Fly Line Building[…]
Flies and Color – Kelly Galloup’s Advice
Kelly Galloup, guide extraordinaire, owner of Slide Inn resort on the Madison River in Montana, and developer of a list of flies like the Nancy P., Game Changer series, etc., visited our MSFF FFI club a few months ago. Kelly is well known for fishing from a boat with big articulated flies that land huge Read more about Flies and Color – Kelly Galloup’s Advice[…]
Caney Fork River – Scouting Trip Report #1
The Caney Fork River is a tailwater (a river flowing from a dam) that begins at the Center Hill Dam close to Lancaster, TN, and flows down to just outside Gordonsville, TN. The river map below is from Canoe the Caney at http://www.canoethecaney.com/the-river/river-map.html. This is about an hour outside Nashville, TN off I-40. There are several Read more about Caney Fork River – Scouting Trip Report #1[…]
Everything You Wanted to Know About Tying Thread…and more…
Charlie Craven has an excellent article in this issue of Fly Fisherman about thread. He concludes pretty much what you’ll find from a little tying: threads are very different–some flat, some round, some heavy, some not. He also demonstrates why neither the “aught” system 3/0, 6/0, 8/0, etc. nor the denier measurement (which is the Read more about Everything You Wanted to Know About Tying Thread…and more…[…]
What am I tying here?
I’ve bought a couple of books to learn what the aquatic insects I’m tying look like, but I haven’t found any really good, single place that has great photos. Until now. I started out looking up “blood midge.” Here’s the photo: And now I see why using red tubing is such a great imitation. Also Read more about What am I tying here?[…]
How to Get a Fly Out of a Tree – Video Tip
Ok, so I’ve been fly fishing a long time. And I’ve hung a fly in a tree a lot of times. But I didn’t know this trick. Hopefully, I won’t get a chance to try it (because I won’t hang a fly in a tree), but if I do, this is the way I’ll get Read more about How to Get a Fly Out of a Tree – Video Tip[…]
Choosing the Right Fly
Here’s a great article from Hatches Magazine (free) on choosing the right fly. The Big Fly Fishing Debate If you ask me, there are really two schools of thought in fly fishing. There’s the “presentation” crowd, which centers around a few patterns and holds that you don’t need a fly box full to catch fish. Read more about Choosing the Right Fly[…]
A River Runs Through It…trivia
I made a resolution to post more stuff, but I’ll begin with this. One of the iconic fly fishing movies of all time is A River Runs Through It. If you fly fish and you haven’t seen it, shame on you. It’s worth ordering the DVD from Netflix. Trivia So here’s the trivia: Robert Redford Read more about A River Runs Through It…trivia[…]
Arkansas River Generating Schedules
The Little Red River in Heber Springs rises 8′ per unit they run. There are two generators. If you’re below the dam at Dam Site Park, you’d better get out of the water pretty quickly when the horn sounds. Steps that you walked down 10 minutes ago will be submerged in a few more minutes. Read more about Arkansas River Generating Schedules[…]
New Resource Article: How to Choose Your Leader Size
Here’s a handy little article about how to choose the proper leader and what happens when you don’t. Also take a look at the selection of leaders and tippet on the FFS site.