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Feb 27 2012

Tying a Spent Partridge Caddis

It’s that time of year again; the caddis have started to hatch.

Here is a dry fly that will make everyone around you jealous.

Spent Partridge Caddis: 

Hook: TMC 100, #12 –20
Thread: Flymaster, 6/0, olive or tan
Body: fur or poly dubbing, olive or tan
Wing: Partridge feather, … (Continue Reading)

Feb 21 2012

Tying a Black Caddis Dry Fly

FIrst off, Happy Belated President’s Day.
Secondly, this week will mark the first of a series of tying videos specifically for our Stream of the Month trips. We will feature the key flies that have been producing great numbers of fish at these locations. Hopefully, everyone will be prepared … (Continue Reading)

Feb 16 2012

Three Tips for Fishing High and Dirty Water for Trout

It’s supposed to rain a lot this weekend. Don’t give up on the river.

From Kent Klewein at Gink & Gasoline:

Have you ever pulled up to a stream after a heavy rain, ready to fish, but canceled your fishing plans because the water looked too high and dirty? I’ll be the first to … (Continue Reading)

Feb 16 2012

Tying the Clear Cure Goo Rainbow Trout

The weather is warming up, and there have been reports of warmwater species being more active in the river.

Oh boy!

This is a pattern that will imitate the most abundant food source in our general area; the fingerling trout.

Trout will eat it. Bass will it. I would eat it if I was … (Continue Reading)

Feb 16 2012

Fly Fishing for Bass

If you are going to catch a bass, act like a bass. This doesn’t mean you have to eat frogs and harass cute little baby ducks. But you need to think like a bass. When I talk to bass fishers, I often get a similar reaction. Fishing for bass inclines you to stalk them like they stalk their prey.  … (Continue Reading)

Feb 15 2012

Tying a Morrish Mouse

Morrish Mouse

HOOK: #4 Tiemco 5263.
THREAD: Black 3/0.
TAIL: Brown rabbit strip trimmed to end tuft.
BACK: Black closed-cell foam trimmed into a long taper at the rear.
BODY: Spun dark cow elk or suitable alternative hair, trimmed.

Morrish Mouse Step 1

Attach the … (Continue Reading)

Feb 15 2012

Mouse Year: Trout and Mice

The incredible story of a once in a lifetime event. Set amongst the spectacular scenery of southern New Zealand a most strange and bizarre tale unfolds. The stuff of folklore, ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ unravels the mystery of an event that occurs briefly once a decade. This strange and unreal journey … (Continue Reading)

Feb 15 2012

The Gilmer H.S. (Ga.) Trout Unlimited Club – Second Annual Fly Tying Contest

Calling All Fly Tiers: Open Invitation to Submit Entries for The Gilmer H.S. (Ga.) Trout Unlimited Club – Second Annual Fly Tying Contest

Official PDF here.

The Gilmer TU Club hereby announces the Club’s Second Annual Fly Tying Contest. Entry is easy. Fly tiers of all abilities are … (Continue Reading)

Feb 14 2012

Tying a Golden Stonefly Nymph

Spring is almost here. So you know what that means…

Stoneflies will be ahatchin’.

Along with mayfly and caddis nymphs, you can find stonefly nymphs under the rocks of the Chattahoochee River.

The trout especially love all the life cycles of the stonefly, especially the dry fly version.

Drop … (Continue Reading)

Feb 14 2012

Covering a hatch starts with carrying the right flies

From Kent Klewein at Gink & Gasoline:

Example of me covering a hatch with multiple fly patterns on hand (BWO Hatch). Photo By: Louis Cahill
Have you ever been standing in the river watching a big hatch unfolding with rising fish all around you, but for some reason you can’t get the … (Continue Reading)