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[…]
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.
I ran across a great two-part article on fishing dry flies. Here’s the link: Part 1 Part 2 Enjoy!
After a couple of hours fishing below the dam, we decided to move down river to Cow Shoals. The first time I saw Cow shoals, it looked like s scene out of A River Runs Through It. Yesterday morning the water was down and the sun was up. At Cow shoals, the river was Read more about Woolly Bugger: The Old Standards Still Work[…]
I’m sure you know the old saying: “A bad day fishing is better than a good day working.” And I agree. A couple of weeks ago, I was fishing below the dam on the Little Red in Arkansas. Now I’m a student of fly fishing. I read books. I watch videos. I study for the Read more about A Bad Day Fishing…[…]
I was all set to schedule a couple of days at the Little Red River to fly fish; I know it’s still a bit early for great fishing, but I’d heard some stories. I also checked a few resources: Orvis Fishing Report on the Little Red. Looks like fishing is good. Ozark Fly Flinger. Looks Read more about The Little Red River in Arkansas: Resources[…]
So I’ve not posted for several days. And I’ve not tied any flies for several days. And I’m still trying to find stuff that I seem to have lost. Why? We moved. Everything. The inventory, the fly tying stuff, even my fly fishing stuff got moved over the last couple of weeks. So my office Read more about Fly Tying and Fly Fishing On Hold: Moving the Office[…]
How long should a fly rod be? Several years ago, there was a big trend toward short rods. If you look at the fly rod designs for today you’ll notice that many rods are in the 8′ to 9′ range. So how long should your rod be? Fly Rod Length: Distance and Control It comes Read more about How long should your fly rod be?[…]
One of the things I noticed when I started reading fly tying tips and fly fishing tips was that they were solutions to problems. How do you attach biot tails? One author thinks it’s easy. Another thinks it needs a page and a half. Some instructions recommend using a turn of dubbing to separate the Read more about Tying and Thinking: Tying Flies Using the Brain[…]
The best day in a fly fisherman’s life is often when the fish are rising. On a lake or pond it’s often at dusk or just before dawn when the mosquitos and other insects start to get active. You begin to see little rings of ripples on the water. Here’s one…there another. It’s the fish Read more about Fly Fishing to a Rise: Where to Put the Fly[…]