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Apr 10 2012

Basics to Tying an Articulated Streamer

Several people have asked me to show how to attach articulated streamers. Although I don’t mind showing how I do it, the best thing for anyone to do is purchase Kelly Galloup’sTying Articulated Streamers . Kelly is certainly one of the best in the country at this stuff.

Here are a … (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

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 09 2012

Tying an Elk Hair Caddis

Unlike mayflies, adult caddis are not especially vulnerable to trout when they first hatch. However, they are long-lived (compared to mayflies), and often fall or are blown onto the river. So adult imitations work well any time of year caddis are hatching.

The Elk Hair Caddis is THE standard … (Continue Reading)