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Jan 10 2014

Stream of the Month | Paces Mill

Get your egg patterns, prince nymphs, and wooly buggers ready because this month’s stream of the month will be at the Chattahoochee River | Paces Mill.

More info will be shared at the January 23rd chapter meeting and in the newsletter.

Map and detailed information here. … (Continue Reading)

Mar 14 2012

Tying a Hemingway Caddis

1.Attach the hook to the vise and lay a thread foundation from the 3/4 position to the bend of the hook. Prepare a hackle by removing the fibers from the left shiny side and attach the hackle by the tip to the bend of the hook. Secure the tip to the top of the hook shank.

2. Bring the … (Continue Reading)

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 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 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 13 2012

Tying a Rolex Streamer

From Slowstreamer

This is a great pattern for the murky muddy water conditions we have right now since it is pretty much all FLASH.

Hook – shown on #8 TMC 5263 2x heavy, 3x long, but any streamer hook size 4-10, 2x to 4x long.
Thread – Tan or gray 70 Denier or 6/0 Uni
Eyes – X-small … (Continue Reading)

Feb 08 2012

Know Your Baetis

You’re at the Delayed Harvest, and you see the fish rising. You try every single dry in your box, but you still fail to catch a fish. You leave frustrated.

Here’s a hint: Know your Baetis.

Baetis mayflies are an extremely widespread genus. Several species are multi-brooded and may … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying an Egg Pattern

From Gink and Gasoline:

Sometimes in fly tying it’s the little things that really make a difference in the quality of your finished fly patterns. When I first started fly tying I always hated the look of my egg patterns because I could always see my thread down the center of my finished … (Continue Reading)

Jan 02 2012

Tying a San Juan Worm

This is another of those flies that everyone seems to talk about, tie, and fish, but nobody seems sure as to exactly how it’s tied. The method shown here is my favorite, but you will see plenty of others.

Rick Hafele, professional entomologist and fly-fishing author, tells me that the San … (Continue Reading)